HOUSTON – August 10, 2017
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) and Creative Risk Underwriters (CRU) announced today the formation of a joint venture HIIG Creative Solutions (HCS), which will combine the claims and clinical assessment teams of both companies to provide best-in-class service to their policyholders and their employees. HCS will begin operating effective September 1, 2017.

Suzi Johnson has been named Managing Director of HCS and will oversee the operations. Ms. Johnson has over 40 years of experience, including 15 years with HCC Life Insurance as Senior Vice President of Claims. She will be located in the new HCS home office in Kennesaw, Georgia. HCS will have representation in several locations including Malvern, PA and Wakefield, MA.

Stephen L. Way, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of HIIG, said, “With the professionalism and experience of Suzi Johnson and many of her former associates, HCS will help distinguish us from the competition in group medical stop loss.”

Mike Remeika, President of CRU, said, “We are pleased to join with HIIG to bring together a team with this level of experienced professionals.”

About Creative Risk Underwriters
Headquartered in Marietta, Georgia, CRU is a managing general underwriting agency providing medical stop loss insurance to employer groups and Taft-Hartley plans under the management of proven industry leaders with over 50 years combined stop loss insurance experience.

CRU currently writes more than $40 million in stop loss premium, much of which is on behalf of HIIG.

For more information, visit www.creativeuw.com.

About Houston International Insurance Group
HIIG is an insurance holding company based in Houston, Texas with offices across the USA including Atlanta, Dallas, Malvern (PA), Morristown (NJ), and Scottsdale.

HIIG has underwriting Divisions focused on Accident & Health; Construction; Energy; Professional; Transactional Property; Transportation; and other Specialty business.

HIIG has assets of over $1 billion and shareholders’ equity of more than $325 million. HIIG’s insurance company subsidiaries, Houston Specialty Insurance Company; Imperium Insurance Company; Great Midwest Insurance Company; and Oklahoma Specialty Insurance Company are rated A/A- (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

For more information, visit www.hiig.com.