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6 January 2017

Official Release: John Roberts Joins ShelterPoint Life's Board of Directors

Insurance Industry Veteran adds Expertise to Growing Insurance Carrier

  • 6 January 2017
  • Author: Yiu Tso
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Official Release: John Roberts Joins ShelterPoint Life's Board of Directors

Great Neck, NY, January 6, 2017 -- ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company (“ShelterPoint Life”) is pleased to announce the election of John Roberts to the Company’s Board of Directors.

“I am honored to welcome John to our Board, said Richard White, CEO of ShelterPoint Life, “He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the insurance industry and will be a tremendous asset.”

Mr. Roberts is a senior-level insurance executive with 37 years of experience in disability, life, dental, and special risk businesses. He held leadership roles in group insurance, as well as operational management positions in underwriting, and claims organizations, specializing in profit and loss management, organization redesign, merger integration, and people development. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Assurant Employee Benefits, where he transformed that company from a group carrier to a major player in the voluntary benefits space, growing the voluntary product premium at two times the market rate. In his previous position as President at Disability RMS (Reinsurance Management Services), he grew the reinsurance premium at a CAGR of 14%, secured $48 million of additional premium, and added over 75 new jobs, making that company the #1 large employer in the 2006 and 2007 “Best Places to Work in Maine.” Mr. Roberts spent the first 24 years of his career at Unum, ultimately heading up their Enterprise Underwriting Division as Senior Vice President. He has held several board member positions at industry associations throughout his career, including the American Council of Life Insurance (ACLI), and is a contributing author to The Handbook of Employee Benefits, published by McGraw Hill.

ShelterPoint Life, with its origin and expertise in short-term disability, is ranked #1 in New York for statutory short-term disability.1The Company has grown its product line into a full suite of employee benefits and is making its products available on a national scale. Staying true to the mission of keeping group benefits simple and to-the-point for small businesses is a key priority for ShelterPoint Life’s national expansion.


About ShelterPoint


The ShelterPoint family of companies consists of ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company and ShelterPoint Insurance Company. ShelterPoint Life (formerly The First Rehabilitation Life Insurance Company of America, short First Rehab Life) was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Great Neck, NY.  Since its inception, ShelterPoint Life has grown into New York’s largest1 statutory disability carrier. Through the years, ShelterPoint Life has added additional employee benefits to its product portfolio and currently insures more than 150,000 employers and over 1.3 million individual insureds. In 2014, First Rehab Life changed its name to ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company. For more information about ShelterPoint, please visit 

State of New York Workers’ Compensation Board, form DB-680, 2014 – applies to statutory disability premiums under ShelterPoint Life Insurance Co. only.

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