The RLJ Companies L.L.C. has invested in the stock of AV International L.L.C., a minority-owned firm that is active in the health plan stop-loss market.
Robert L. Johnson, the founder and chairman of the RLJ Companies, Bethesda, Md., is also the founder of Black Entertainment Television.
AV International, Wayne, Pa., is an insurance broker and the parent of Amerifirst, a managing general underwriter in the health, property-casualty and voluntary benefits markets.
RLJ will be helping AV expand the Amerifirst stop-loss operation, the companies say.