Kristin Ash joins GBG in key U.S. sales role
Global Benefits Group, Inc., (GBG) has announced the hiring of Kristin Ash as a Regional Vice President for its U.S. sales team, effective September 1, 2012.
Ash brings 20 years of experience in client relationship management and international benefits to GBG, one of the leading providers of employee benefits for expatriates, third-country nationals and high-net worth local nationals. Ash most recently served as Sales Director for ITG Worldwide in Dallas, TX.
“Kristin has a wealth of professionalism and knowledge about the international benefits market,” said Ed Zutler, Executive Vice President of GBG. “She will bring solutions to clients seeking compliant insurance plans for U.S. employees on overseas assignments.”
In May, GBG and its insurance company, GBG Insurance Limited, announced a strategic partnership with Independence Holding Company (The IHC Group) to provide health, life, and disability insurance products to clients based in the United States. The IHC Group is an organization of insurance carriers, and marketing and administrative companies, including Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York; Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc.; and Independence American Insurance Company (IAIC). Each insurance carrier in The IHC Group has a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company. The partnership allows GBG to offer, subject to necessary product approvals, corporate group clients the ability to offer U.S. citizens living abroad a suite of insurance products that is U.S. compliant while maintaining their overseas workforce on an international platform.
“I am thrilled to join GBG,” Ash said. “The underwriting platform that GBG provides, combined with the new partnership with IHC, is exactly what U.S. corporations with expatriate workforces are seeking.”
In both 2011 and 2012, Ash was nominated for the Global Mobility Rising Star award and the Benefits and Service Provider of the Year by the Forum for Expat Management.
With offices or representation in more than 25 locations around the world, GBG has been the market leader for more than 30 years in answering the ever-changing needs of the international workplace in offering high-quality products that come with unparalleled customer service.
GBG, which serves more than 400 group clients located in more than 100 jurisdictions around the world, supports every segment of the insurance value chain – underwriting, placement of risk, marketing support, client services, claims administration, worldwide direct-bill network and assistance services.
Source: GLOBAL BENEFITS GROUP