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AMTRUST FINANCIAL SERVICES INC (AFSI)
AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialty property and casualty insurance primarily in the United States, the District of Columbia, the United Kingdom, and certain other European Union countries. It has three segments: Small Business Workers' Compensation Insurance, Specialty Risk and Extended Warranty, and Specialty Middle-Market Property and Casualty. The Small Business Workers' Compensation Insurance segment provides coverage for the statutory obligations of employers to pay medical care expenses and lost wages for employees, who are injured in the course of their employment. It offers workers' compensation insurance to small businesses, such as restaurants, retail stores, physician's and other professional offices, private schools, hotels, machine shop-light metal working, small grocery and specialty food stores, wholesale shops, contractors, and beauty shops. The Specialty Risk and Extended Warranty segment primarily serves manufacturers, service providers, retailers, and third party warranty administrators that provide coverage for accidental damage, mechanical breakdown, and related risks for consumer and commercial goods. It provides coverage for personal computers, consumer electronics, consumer appliances, automobiles, cellular telephones, heavy equipment, hand tools, homeowner's latent defects warranty, and credit payment protection. The Specialty Middle-Market Property and Casualty segment underwrites workers' compensation, general liability, commercial auto liability, and commercial property coverage for retail, wholesale, service operations, artisan contracting, and light and medium manufacturing industries. The company sells its products through a network of independent wholesale and retail agents, as well as through third party warranty administrators and brokers. AmTrust Financial Services is headquartered in New York, New York.
NATIONAL FINANCIAL PARTNERS CORPORATION (NFP)
National Financial Partners Corp., through its subsidiaries, distributes financial services primarily to high net worth individuals and entrepreneurial companies in the United States. The company engages in three primary lines of business: life insurance and wealth transfer, corporate and executive benefits, and financial planning and investment advisory services. Its life insurance and wealth transfer services include term life insurance; individual whole, universal, and variable life insurance; survivorship whole, universal, and variable life insurance; estate planning; wealth accumulation; and financial planning. The company's corporate and executive benefits include insured health plans; self-funded health plans, including stop loss coverage; corporate-owned life insurance; bank-owned life insurance; international employee benefit consulting; COBRA administration; plan design consulting; and plan administration. Financial planning and investment advisory services include separately managed accounts, mutual funds, investment consulting, trust and fiduciary services, and broker/dealer services. As of December 31, 2004, the company operated a distribution network with approximately 1,700 producers in 40 states and Puerto Rico. National Financial was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in New York City.
eHealth, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide an Internet-based insurance agency services for individuals, families, and small businesses primarily in the United States. The company's services enable individuals, families, and small businesses to research, analyze, compare, and purchase health insurance products from health insurance carriers across the nation. Its proprietary ecommerce platform, which can be accessed directly through Website addresses www.ehealth.com and www.ehealthinsurance.com, offers approximately 7,000 health insurance products. The product offerings include medical health insurance coverage, such as preferred provider organization; health maintenance organization and indemnity plans; short-term medical insurance; student health insurance; and ancillary products, such as dental, vision, and life insurance. The company is licensed to market and sell health insurance products in the United States and the District of Columbia. eHealth, Inc., formerly known as eHealthInsurance Services, Inc., was founded in 1997. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
HealthExtras, Inc. provides pharmacy benefit management services and supplemental benefit programs primarily in the United States. The company's pharmacy benefit management services include benefit plan design and consultation; formulary administration; formulary compliance and therapeutic intervention programs; retail pharmacy network contracting and administration; decision support and data analysis services; flexible, customized reporting available via secure Internet connection; and contracted mail order pharmacy. Its supplemental benefit programs comprise accidental disability benefits, accidental death and dismemberment benefits, and emergency accident and sickness medical benefits. In addition, the company operates retail pharmacy network with approximately 53,000 pharmacies. It primarily serves self-insured employers, including state and local governments, third-party administrators, and managed care organizations. HealthExtras was founded in 1994 and is based in Rockville, Maryland.
HILB ROGAL AND HAMILTON COMPANY (HRH)
Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Company (HRHC), a holding company, operates as an insurance brokerage firm primarily in the United States and London, the United Kingdom. It sells insurance products and serves as an intermediary between its clients and insurance companies that underwrite client risks. The company primarily acts as an agent in soliciting, negotiating, and effecting contracts of insurance through insurance companies. HRHC enables its clients in managing their risks in areas, such as property and casualty, executive and employee benefits, and other areas of specialized exposure. In addition, the company offers personal and corporate financial products and services, which include claims administration and loss control consulting services, and risk management and employee benefit advisory services. It offers its services primarily to commercial and industrial accounts. HRHC was formed in 1982 and was formerly known as Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton Company. The company changed its name to Hilb Rogal & Hobbs Company in May 2004. HRHC is headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia.
WILLIS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED (WSH)
Willis Group Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries provide various insurance brokerage and risk management consulting services worldwide. It develops and delivers insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting, and actuarial services. The company provides specialized risk management advisory and other services to clients in various industries, including aerospace, marine, energy, and construction industries. It acts as an intermediary between clients and insurance carriers by advising clients on risk management requirements. The company also offers various services to its clients, which enable them to identify and control their risks. These services primarily comprise strategic risk consulting, including providing actuarial analyses; due diligence services; and practical on-site risk control services, such as health and safety, or property loss control consulting. In addition, Willis Group assists clients in planning how to manage incidents or crises when they occur. These services include contingency planning, security audits, and product tampering plans. The company has approximately 300 offices in 80 countries. Willis Group was founded in 1828 and is based in London.
ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & CO (AJG)
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and its subsidiaries (Gallagher) provide insurance brokerage, risk management, and related services to clients in the United States and internationally. The company operates in Brokerage and Risk Management segments. The Brokerage segment comprises the Brokerage Services-Retail Division (BSD), Specialty Marketing and International (SMI), and Gallagher Benefit Services (GBS) divisions. The BSD division provides insurance for and services commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, religious, and personal accounts. SMI division offers insurance services for commercial, industrial, institutional, governmental, and religious organizations. GBS division manages employee benefit programs through fully insured and self-insured programs. It also provides services in connection with the design, financing, implementation, and administration, as well as in connection with the communication of compensation and employee benefit programs, including pension and profit-sharing plans, group life, health, accident and disability insurance programs, and income tax deferral plans. Risk Management segment services include claims management, risk control consulting services, information management, and property appraisals on an integrated, select, or stand-alone basis. The company's investment portfolio includes tax investments, real estate partnerships, and an investment in Allied World Assurance Holdings, Ltd., an alternative investment fund manager. Gallagher serves its clients through a network of approximately 250 sales and service offices in the United States and 7 countries abroad. The company was founded by Arthur J. Gallagher in 1927 and is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois.
Brown & Brown, Inc. operates as a general insurance agency in the United States. The company offers a range of insurance and reinsurance products and services; and risk management, employee benefit administration, and managed health care programs. It operates in four segments: Retail, National Programs, Brokerage, and Services. The Retail segment provides various insurance products and services to commercial, public entity, professional, and individual customers. It provides property insurance against physical damage to property and resultant interruption of business or extra expense caused by fire, windstorm, or other perils; and casualty insurance relating to legal liabilities, workers' compensation, commercial and private passenger automobile coverages, and fidelity and surety insurance. This segment also sells and services group and individual life, accident, disability, health, hospitalization, medical, and dental insurance. The National Programs segment provides professional liability and related package products for certain professionals; and markets targeted products and services designated for specific industries, trade groups, public entities, and market niches. The Brokerage segment markets and sells excess and surplus commercial insurance and reinsurance through independent agents and brokers. The Services segment provides insurance-related services, including third-party administration, consulting for the workers' compensation, and managed healthcare services. The company serves businesses, public entities, individuals, and trade and association clients. Brown & Brown is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.
MARSH & MCLENNAN COMPANIES INC (MMC)
Marsh & Mclennan Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a professional services company. It operates in three segments: Risk and Insurance Services, Investment Management, and Consulting. The Risk and Insurance Services segment provides risk management and insurance broking, reinsurance broking, and insurance program management services for businesses, public entities, insurance companies, associations, professional services organizations, and private clients. It also offers risk consulting and technology services to businesses, governments, and individuals; and provides services principally in connection with originating, structuring, and managing investments primarily in the insurance and financial services industries. The Investment Management segment primarily offers securities investment advisory and management services, and administrative services for a group of publicly held investment companies and institutional accounts. The Consulting segment provides advice and services to the managements of organizations primarily in the areas of retirement services, human capital, health care and group benefit programs, management consulting, organizational change and organizational design, economic consulting, and corporate identity. The company has operations primarily in North America and Europe. Marsh & Mclennan Companies is headquartered in New York City.
CorVel Corporation provides medical cost-containment and managed care services to insurance companies, third-party administrators, and self-administered employers in the United States. It offers services in two categories, network solutions and patient management services. The company's network solutions services include automated medical fee auditing, preferred provider services, retrospective utilization review, independent medical examinations, MRI examinations, and inpatient bill review. CorVel's patient management services involve working on a one-on-one basis with injured employees, as well as their healthcare professionals, employers, and insurance company adjusters. These services include medical case management, early intervention, telephonic case management, utilization management, telephonic case management, precertification of hospitalization, inpatient utilization review, vocational rehabilitation, Medicare set asides, life care planning, and critical stress incident debrief. The company was founded in 1987 by V. Gordon Clemons as FORTIS and changed its name to CorVel Corporation in 1992. CorVel is headquartered in Irvine, California.
BROOKE CORPORATION (BXXX)
Brooke Corporation sells insurance, financial services, and funeral services to individuals and small businesses through a network of franchised locations in the United States. The company, through its franchisees, offers general insurance services that include sell of property and casualty insurance, such as homeowners and small business insurance products; auto insurance services for drivers; financial services, which include sell of group and individual health insurance, life insurance, annuities, and securities, such as mutual funds; and final expense/funeral services that include sell of insurance and investments to prepay burial and other funeral expenses, as well as provision of funeral and cremation services. As of August 9, 2005, Brooke Corporation operated a network of 440 franchise locations in 28 states. The company, formerly known as Brooke Financial Services, Inc., was incorporated in 1986 and is based in Overland Park, Kansas. Brooke Corporation is a subsidiary of Brooke Holdings, Inc.
UNITED AMERICAN HEALTHCARE CORPORATION (UAHC)
United American Healthcare Corporation provides health care management and consulting services in Tennessee. Its management and consulting services include feasibility studies for licensure, strategic planning, corporate governance, management information systems, human resources, marketing, precertification, utilization review programs, individual case management, budgeting, provider network services, accreditation preparation, enrollment processing, claims processing, member services, and cost containment programs. The company owns and manages the operations of an HMO in Tennessee. In addition, United American Healthcare arranges for the financing of health care services and delivery of these services by primary care physicians and specialists, hospitals, pharmacies, and other ancillary providers to commercial employer groups and government-sponsored populations in Tennessee. It primarily offers its services to managed care organizations, including health maintenance organizations. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan.