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AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (Pembroke, Bermuda) has announced that AXIS Insurance Company and Provident Insurance (Houston) have secured a four-year contract to provide specialty accident and health insurance solutions to governmental, educational, and non-profit organizations across North America through a major U.S.-wide purchasing program operated by Sourcewell, according to an AXIS statement.
AXIS, in partnership with Provident Agency, Inc., will now offer a range of A&H coverages through a cooperative purchasing program. Sourcewell is a self-sustaining government organization offering a cooperative purchasing program with hundreds of competitively solicited contracts. By utilizing Sourcewell contracts, participating organizations can save time and money by capturing the buying power of more than 50,000 organizations.
The specialty A&H products that AXIS now provides via the program include accidental death and dismemberment, critical illness, and cancer insurance, tailored to meet the needs of different customer groups, according to the statement. These include employees within public entities, law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services, schools, municipal roles, and the volunteer sector.
“We take great pride in being awarded this contract and look forward to working with Provident and Sourcewell to provide specialty insurance solutions for participating organizations,” comments James Hamilton Global Head of Accident and Health, AXIS. “Through our experience over many years in developing specialty products for distinct customer groups, we have a deep appreciation of the often-complex nature of the risks and challenges within these sectors. Our goal is to provide products and access to services that make a meaningful difference to these groups.”
Keen Focus on Customer Needs
“Provident has been a leader in providing customized accident and health insurance programs for public entity employees. We have developed a strong relationship over several years with the AXIS A&H team, and we appreciate the keen focus on the needs of the customer that the team brings. We’re excited to put our experience and relationship with AXIS to work for the people and organizations that support our local communities,” says Daren K. D’Ippolito, CEO, Provident.
In addition to AXIS A&H products, Sourcewell participants now have access to Provident’s expert guidance for the insurance solutions, benefits, and coverage suited to their needs.