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Growth Mindset

By: Mark Lawrence October 5, 2022
Over the past two years, we have grown our Stop Loss premium by about 30 percent. After our July 1, 2022, effective date policies went in force, we exceeded $1 billion in annualized Stop Loss premium – a milestone we’d not previously achieved. From my perspective, it never makes sense to grow for the sake of growth, but we do it thoughtfully – by building on our strengths and adding value for the brokers and employer groups we serve.
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The Year in Review

By: Mark Lawrence December 16, 2021
2021 was a great year for HM Insurance Group (HM). Despite the continued effects of the pandemic, our team has continued to thrive and work to provide great service to our broker partners and TPAs as well as our shared clients. We saw the difference 12 months makes.
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Never Lose Sight of What Happened

By: Mark Lawrence September 8, 2021
Few events will have a profound impact on both your business and personal lives, and that statement could not be truer than in reflection of what we experienced 20 years ago. On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was in a meeting with a number of reinsurers and our attorneys in a New York City skyscraper on the corner of Park Avenue and 50th Street. There were about 20 of us in a boardroom discussing a legal matter in which we had a common interest. There was an arbitration coming, and we were discussing strategy and timing.
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The Long Haul of COVID-19

By: Jamie Holowka June 28, 2021
Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19. These terms come up all the time now in the industry and in our daily lives – so much so that they can sound normal, and it can feel like this virus has been around forever. But then I remember that it’s only been a little over a year since the pandemic really started. And in science, one year really isn’t very long at all. It is, however, long enough to see both a light at the end of the tunnel – and the potential for lasting effects.
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Assessing Your Game

By: Mark Lawrence June 28, 2021
The NCAA Women’s College World Series is one of my favorite sporting events of the year. While I lived in New Jersey, I was lucky enough to be the volunteer assistant coach for the Rutgers University women’s softball team for 10 years. During that time, we were never a great team, but I enjoyed being around the players because of their enthusiasm for the game and the joy they brought with them – to the games, to the practice field and even to lifting, study hall and team meetings. (Okay, that last one was a stretch…)
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