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MEMIC adds three to underwriting team


PORTLAND – MEMIC, a workers’ compensation insurance specialty carrier, recently added three industry veterans to its Underwriting team

Diane Firster came on board as Senior Production Underwriter, Scott Richards as Senior Production Underwriter, and Sunny Jarrard as Senior Loss Sensitive Underwriter. 

Diane Firster recently joined MEMIC as a Senior Production Underwriter. (Photo courtesy of MEMIC)

A 31-year insurance industry veteran, Firster most recently served as Product Manager for Philadelphia Insurance and previously as an Account Management Specialist with Selective Insurance for 7 ½ years, helping her develop a wealth of multi-line commercial experience. 

Richards, who joined MEMIC in June, began his career with The Hartford in 1997. He served there for 10 years before accepting underwriting and leadership positions with Harleysville/Nationwide and Travelers.

Scott Richards is a new Senior Production Underwriter with MEMIC. (Photo courtesy of MEMIC)

Jarrard will manage MEMIC’s Loss Sensitive portfolio in the Eastern Region. She began her insurance career as an independent agent in 2010 and transitioned into underwriting in 2014, when she joined Travelers’ National Accounts division. In 2019, she joined Safety National, where she managed the Florida, Georgia and Tennessee territories with a $25 million book of Loss Sensitive business.

Sunny Jarrard recently came on board with MEMIC as a Senior Loss Sensitive Underwriter. (Photo courtesy of MEMIC)

The MEMIC Group includes MEMIC Indemnity Company, MEMIC Casualty Company, and parent company Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company; all rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best. As a super?regional workers’ compensation specialty insurer, The MEMIC Group holds licenses to write workers’ compensation across the country. The group insures more than 20,000 employers and their estimated 300,000 employees, and holds more than $1.5 billion in assets. With its headquarters in Portland, Maine, the group has field staff in 16 states, primarily along the Eastern seaboard.

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