The Medical Society of Virginia Insurance Agency (MSVIA) partnered with Digital Insurance to manage its employee benefits program. Digital Benefit Advisors now handles MSVIA’s benefits caseload – from sales to customer service.
MSVIA serves members of the Medical Society of Virginia along with other Virginia physicians through a variety of programs and services. While MSVIA is partnering with DBA for its employee benefits business, it will continue to serve members and Virginia physicians through its robust property and casualty division, which offers professional liability insurance and other ancillary products.
In other industry news:
John L. Machir, senior vice president at Ringler Associates, is the new president of the National Structured Settlements Trade Association.
Machir has been a national leader in structured settlements for almost three decades. He was one of the original founding members of the board of directors at NSSTA. He has served previously in several senior leadership positions, including a term as NSSTA president in 1989-1990. He is one of only two people ever to be elected twice as NSSTA’s president.
Machir joined Ringler Associates in 1988, from JMW Settlements, a company he co-founded in 1981. He succeeds Randy Dyer, also of Ringler Associates, who was NSSTA president from 2012 to 2013. Machir is a graduate of Georgetown University (1971) with a B.S. in Business Administration.
AssuredPartners Inc., through its Neace Lukens subsidiary, completed the acquisition of Buckley & Co., an independent insurance agency based in Lexington, Ky. The Buckley & Company office will merge with the existing Neace Lukens Lexington branch located at 2416 Sir Barton Way.
Formed in 1896, Buckley & Co. provides commercial insurance for small businesses, personal insurance, and life, health and employee benefits insurance. More than 10 Buckley & Co. associates will join Neace Lukens and remain in their current positions. Biff Buckley, current Buckley & Co. president, will also join Neace Lukens.
The Neace Lukens Lexington office will now have more than 40 agents and staff members with the addition of the Buckley & Co. associates, operating under the direction of Bryan Raisor, managing director.
Patricia Purdy joined Pacific Resources as vice president, Core Benefits Solutions.