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Strategic Partner Profile, May 2017: USI Insurance Services

May 26, 2017

USI Insurance Services

USI Insurance Services

Organization Description:

USI Insurance Services is a leading local and national insurance brokerage and consulting firm, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk, and retirement solutions throughout the United States.

Year Founded: 1994

Website URL:

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Leadership: Michael J. Sicard, Chairman and CEO

Alliance Liaison: Nancy Wheeler

Local Offices:
Glastonbury, Meriden, and Westport, Connecticut

Region Headquarters: Woburn, Massachusetts
National Headquarters: Valhalla, New York

Total Number of Employees: More than 4,400 associates in over 140 offices across the United States

What defining characteristics make your organization unique?
What are you proudest of about your organization?

What truly distinguishes USI Insurance Services as a leading middle market insurance brokerage and consulting firm is the USI ONE Advantage®, which delivers a robust set of risk management and benefit solutions using exclusive proprietary resources. Through USI ONE®, strategic, timely, and effective insurance programs are developed in terms that are easy to understand and demonstrate a measurable, positive economic impact.

What recent milestones or accomplishments have your organization achieved?
Last month USI Insurance Services honored 479 Summit winners across the country during its 6th annual celebration on Friday, April 21, 2017. The Summit Awards are a recognition and celebration of USI’s top performing service associates who are located in more than 140 locations across the United States.

USI Insurance Services also was named 2017 Insurance Broker and Consulting Firm of the Year by Corporate LiveWire for Innovation & Excellence.

At PR News' Spring Awards Luncheon on March 22, 2017, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the USI Gives Back corporate social responsibility platform won for the category of CSR on a Shoestring. The USI Summit Awards video was named a finalist in the 2016 Ragan’s PR Daily Video Awards.

USI also received two Awards of Excellence for corporate communications at the 58th Insurance Marketing Communications Association (IMCA) Showcase Awards in 2016, in the category of “Employee Communications Campaigns” for the USI Summit Awards program, and in the category of “Corporate Social Responsibility” for the USI Gives Back campaign.

Why does your organization invest in the MetroHartford Alliance?
How does the Alliance’s work align with your goals, values and/or culture?

USI Insurance Services recognizes the many contributions businesses make in our communities. By providing 21st century jobs and helping to drive innovation, our clients strengthen our economy and shape local cultures. USI is proud of the deep roots it has in its communities, with agency offices dating back to over 100 years in their local neighborhoods. We have a deep understanding of key challenges, including limited time and resources to dedicate to insurance needs, and we tailor our services accordingly.

How has your company engaged with the Alliance over the past year or so?
(E.g., events attended, sponsorships, committee involvement)

Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits at USI Insurance Services in Meriden, Connecticut, Lokesh Nigam, is actively involved with the MetroHartford Alliance. A graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Lokesh is a former Board President for Central Area Health Education Center in Hartford, CT. He also serves on the Young Leaders Advisory Council Executive team for Hartford Hospital and is a youth Mentor with USI’s program in affiliation with the Governor’s Prevention Partnership.


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