Elite Underwriting Services Announces Team for New Indianapolis Office

Posted on Monday June 13, 2011

Exton, PA – Eric Dove, President, Elite Underwriting Services, providers of stop-loss options and products, appoints the leadership and staff for their new Indiana office. They are as follows: Alex Giordano, Teresa Moriarty, Jamie Stevenson, Ronald Summers, Sara Winand, Tanyae Heidorn and Kimberly Welding.

Privately held, Elite Underwriting Services was founded by Russell Naylor in 1985 and is one of the country’s leading Managing General Underwriting Companies. Elite currently writes business in all 50 states and has offices in Pennsylvania, Indiana and North Carolina.Matthew Naylor serves as CEO.

Alex Giordano, Vice President of Marketing
Giordano will be responsible for overseeing marketing nationally and for the Indianapolis office as well as acquiring new clients, retaining existing relationships, and identifying markets for future product growth.

Giordano’s career has spanned more than 30 years of insurance industry experience and he has built a nationwide network of producers. Although he has knowledge of all insurance products, his expertise lies in the stop-loss arena.Giordano is currently the President of the Self-Insurance Institute of America (SIIA).

Terri Moriarty, Vice President of Underwriting and Operations
Moriarty will manage the day to day operations and oversee underwriting functions for the Indianapolis office.

Moriarty has worked in the health insurance industry for 30 plus years with both domestic and international stop loss carriers and reinsurers, gaining the respect and trust of other industry professionals throughout the self funded community.

Jamie Stevenson, Marketing Representative
Stevenson’s responsibilities include developing and strengthening producer relationships for the Indianapolis office, and collaborating with the underwriting team to meet clients’ needs.

Prior to joining Elite, Stevenson was President/CEO and eventually owner of a third party administration firm which he sold 23 years later after growing it threefold through acquisitions, product diversification and internal growth.

Ronald Summers, Senior Underwriter
Summers will underwrite medical stop loss, develop and maintain producer relationships. He will also assist with ongoing development and implementation of office procedures and underwriting disciplines.

Summers has over 30 years of underwriting/marketing experience in the MGU and direct carrier environment. He began his career in the stop-loss industry in 1978 and was employed bt the MGU, SP Stucky (RE Moulton), as Vice President/Director of Underwriting from 1983 until it closed its Lafayette, IN office in 2010.

Sara Winand, RN, Medical Management Director
Winand will be providing the Indiana team with underwriting support for prospectiveand renewal business, focus on strategic claim management, and individual risk assessment for underwriting.

Prior to joining Elite, Winand had acquired a diverse clinical background as a registered nurse and forthe past 13 years has specialized in the medical stop loss market.

Tanyae Heidorn, Pre-Underwriting Assistant
Heidorn will provide support for the underwriters including set up, data entry and maintenance.

Heidorn’s prior employment has enabled her to bring stop loss experience to this position. She also has over 25 years of administrative experience, many of which were in the P&C insurance industry.

Kimberly Welding, Sold Case Coordinator
Welding will be responsible for handling sold case files including follow up on outstanding requirements, sold case data entry and policy issue. She will also assist with pre-underwriting responsibilities.

Welding has over 25 years in the stop loss industry. Her experience includes Policy Issue, Premium Accounting, Premium Auditing, Pre-Underwriting, Operations and Project Management. Welding is also a licensed agent for the state of Indiana.


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