John Roberts to ShelterPoint’s Board of Directors

Richard White, CEO of ShelterPoint Life has announced the election of John Roberts to the Company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Roberts is a senior-level insurance executive with 37 years of experience in disability, life, dental, and special risk businesses. He held leadership roles in group insurance, as well as operational management positions in underwriting and claims organizations, specializing in profit and loss management, organization redesign, merger integration, and people development. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Assurant Employee Benefits, where he transformed that company from a group carrier to a major player in the voluntary benefits space, growing the voluntary product premium at two times the market rate. In his previous position as President at Disability RMS (Reinsurance Management Services), he grew the reinsurance premium at a CAGR of 14%, secured $48 million of additional premium, and added over 75 new jobs, making that company the #1 large employer in the 2006 and 2007 “Best Places to Work in Maine.” Mr. Roberts spent the first 24 years of his career at Unum, ultimately heading up their Enterprise Underwriting Division as Senior Vice President. He has held several board member positions at industry associations throughout his career, including the American Council of Life Insurance (ACLI), and is a contributing author to The Handbook of Employee Benefits, published by McGraw Hill.

“I am honored to welcome John to our Board,” said Richard White, CEO of ShelterPoint Life. “He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the insurance industry and will be a tremendous asset.”

ShelterPoint Life, with its origin and expertise in short-term disability, is ranked #1 in New York for statutory short-term disability. The Company has grown its product line into a full suite of employee benefits and is making its products available on a national scale. Staying true to the mission of keeping group benefits simple and to-the-point for small businesses is a key priority for ShelterPoint Life’s national expansion.