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CEO Kevin Prior Named By Workers’ Comp Executive as One Of Most Influential People In Workers’ Compensation

SAN DIEGO, California – December 14, 2010 – ICW Group Insurance Companies was notified by publisher J. Dale Debber, of the Workers’ Comp Executive news publication, that Kevin Prior, CEO of ICW Group, has been named one of the most influential people in the California Workers Compensation Industry. icw-group-kevin-prior-work-comp-executive

Kevin’s selection to the first ever most influential people list by Workers’ Comp Executive, was highlighted in the December 8 edition of the publication. While there were a number of high profile selectees, Kevin was 1 of just 6 Carrier executives that made the prestigious list.

Kevin Prior Chosen Based on his Impact to Industry

The finalists and winners were chosen by the editors; J. Dale Debber, Brad Cain, and Bess Shapiro of Workers’ Comp Executive. Finalists were selected based upon the impact each influential individual had overall on the industry for 2010. icw-group-kevin-prior

The nominees represented every facet of the industry, including: Defense and Applicant Attorneys; Actuaries; Brokers; Carrier Executives; Claims Executives; Employers; Political and Regulatory Figures; Labor; Legislators; Lobbyists; Medical Personnel; Research Analysts; and leaders from the Self Insured community.

Commenting on the difficulty of making such selections, Dale Debber, publisher of Workers’ Comp Executive, noted, “It was no easy task considering how many qualified people there are. We would like to thank all those individuals both for taking time to answer our questions and for doing the work that they do for the industry.”

ICW Group Focus is on Supporting Customers

“While it is extremely gratifying to be selected to the Workers’ Comp Executive’s list of most influential people, I can tell you at ICW Group, it is a total team effort”, said Kevin Prior President and CEO of ICW Group. “Our team has made great strides in all our lines, but especially in Workers’ Compensation, to continue to position our business for long-term success.’

“We know our efforts to support our customers by ‘elevating them in the eyes of their clients’ is paying off. Everyone at ICW Group would like to thank Dale and the team for this recognition.”

About Workers’ Comp Executive

Workers’ Comp Executive is an award-wining news publication and is the journal of record covering California’s workers compensation industry. It is published by Providence Publications which also produces numerous industry publications covering a wide spectrum of business and political issues in California including: Cal-OSHA Reporter; California Appeals Board Reporter; Workers’ Comp Executive, and on-line services such as Compline. Providence Publications has been honored by the California State Senate and Assembly for its work uncovering scandals within the government. It has also received honors from Society of Professional journalists, Newsletter on newsletters and the Specialized Information Industry association.

About Explorer Insurance Company

Explorer Insurance Company offers private passenger and commercial auto insurance in California, exclusively through independent agents and brokers. Explorer is a member company of ICW Group, a group of multi-line property and casualty insurance carriers that provide workers’ compensation, earthquake and personal and business auto insurance. Explorer is headquartered in Santa Clarita, California. Explorer continues to transform itself into an insurance industry leader dedicated to meeting the needs of its agents and brokers and the people and companies they serve. More information is available at www.explorer-insurance.com.

About ICW Group

Privately held ICW Group represents a group of multi-line property and casualty insurance carriers providing workers’ compensation, earthquake and personal and business auto insurance. Its member companies consist of Insurance Company of the West, Explorer Insurance Company and Independence Casualty and Surety. Based in San Diego, ICW Group continues to transform itself into an insurance industry leader dedicated to meeting the needs of its Agents and the people and companies they insure. More information is available at www.icwgroup.com.