Great Neck, NY, February 1, 2016 -- ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company (ShelterPoint Life) is honored to announce that CEO, Richard White, is elected to the 2016 Board of Directors of The Insurance Federation of New York (IFNY). IFNY is a diverse group of professionals that provides a forum for discussion of the legislative and regulatory matters that affect the success of insurance professionals and enterprises in the City and State of New York.
Richard White joined ShelterPoint Life as CEO in 2009 and is a member of the company's Board of Directors. He has over 30 years of experience in creating and implementing effective strategies for business growth, diversification, product development, sales expansion and operational excellence for several leading insurance companies. Prior to joining ShelterPoint Life, Mr. White was Executive Vice President of Domestic Markets with Pan American Life Insurance Company in New Orleans, where he was responsible for businesses in the United States. Mr. White spent almost 20 years with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, where he held various leadership positions, with the last five years as Senior Vice President, Group Insurance; and where he was the profit center head of Guardian's over $3 billion group insurance business.
ShelterPoint Life, with its origin and expertise in short-term disability, is ranked #1 in New York for statutory short-term disability.1Under Mr. White's leadership, the company has grown the product line-up 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's national expansion course.
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 intoNew 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 members. In 2014, First Rehab Life changed its name to ShelterPoint Life Insurance Company. For more information about ShelterPoint, please visit www.shelterpoint.com
1 State of New York Workers' Compensation Board, form DB-680, 2014 – applies to statutory disability premiums under ShelterPoint Life Insurance Co. only.
Founded in 1914, The Insurance Federation of New York (IFNY) is a diverse group of professionals, brought together by the following common denominators: a mutual interest in the viability of New York as a sound economic environment for the industry; a shared concern for professionalism in our industry; a commitment to free enterprise and service; consideration of broad business concerns such as taxation and incentives to business and to insurance entities in particular; maintenance of a communications network among insurance professionals and public officials. The Federation's board, consists of representatives from brokerage houses, agencies, property, casualty, life and health companies, reinsurers, legal and accounting organizations, as well as every segment of the industry. For more information about IFNY, please visit www.ifny.org