EPIC Adds Eric Hays in Pittsburgh, PA

11/30/17

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today the addition of Eric Hays as Regional Director, Employee Benefits.

Hays will be based in EPIC's newest location in Pittsburgh, PA, launched with the hires of Sean Andreas, Al Dragotto, Kurt Karstens, Pete Kostorick, Sally Krauss, Zach Mendelson, Phil Wakim, Chuck Yorio, Jan Zewe and others from Wells Fargo Insurance Services in September 2017.

Hays joins EPIC following five years at Highmark, Inc. in Pittsburgh, where he was Vice President of Western Regional Markets. In that role, Hays oversaw Highmark's middle market, strategic, and hospital accounts.

Hays will be responsible for building and leading EPIC's Employee Benefits Consulting Team operating from Pittsburgh. In addition, he will have parallel new business development responsibilities, acquiring and providing innovative Benefits Consulting solutions to his own group of clients.

Said Thomas O'Neil, EPIC's Northeast Region President, "We are excited to further expand and enhance EPIC's operations in Western Pennsylvania and our Northeast Region with the addition of Eric Hays. He is well known to the Pittsburgh employee benefits marketplace and highly respected for building strong customer relationships, providing exceptional service, and aggressive client advocacy."

EPIC Pittsburgh provides Property & Casualty Insurance, Surety, Risk Management and Employee Benefits programs to clients in a wide range of industries, located across Western Pennsylvania and the country.

Specific areas of expertise include Group Captives, Professional and Management Liability, Risk Control, Claims Advocacy Workers' Compensation cost control and all aspects of Employee Benefits Consulting including Compliance, Wellness, HR and Benefits Technology, Retirement, Executive and Voluntary Benefits, Pharmacy Management, Global Benefits and Employee Communications and Engagement.

About EPIC

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.

EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a "Best Place to Work" in multiple regions and as a "Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry" nationally.

EPIC now has more than 1,400 team members operating from 50 offices across the U.S., providing Property & Casualty, Employee Benefits, Specialty Programs and Private Client solutions to more than 20,000 clients.

With run rate revenues greater than $400 million, EPIC ranks among the top 20 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by Oak Hill Capital Partners, the company continues to expand organically and through strategic acquisitions across the country.

More information: www.epicbrokers.com.

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