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USI Insurance Services (“USI”), a world leader in risk management, employee benefit and retirement consulting, today announced the acquisition of Longview, Texas-based D&H Risk Services LLC. Founded in 1936, D&H Risk Services is an independent risk management and employee benefits agency serving businesses and individuals throughout Texas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Commenting on the new partnership, Trace Shappell, president, D&H Risk Services, stated: “For more than 80 years, the D&H team has taken pride in delivering quality service and local expertise to our valued clients. By joining forces with USI, we are excited to continue this tradition by offering our clients expanded access to USI’s best-in-class resources and solutions, including the USI ONE Advantage®, a unique platform that delivers innovative risk management and employee benefit solutions with bottom-line financial impact.”

John Collado, USI’s regional CEO, stated: “We are thrilled to expand USI’s presence in Texas by welcoming the team of professionals from D&H Risk Services to the USI family. Working together, we look forward to leveraging our combined strengths to advance D&H Risk Services’ longstanding focus on building long-term client relationships through an expanded suite of innovative risk management and employee benefit solutions.”

About USI
USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk, program and retirement solutions to large risk management clients, middle market companies, smaller firms and individuals. USI connects over 8,000 industry-leading professionals from approximately 200 offices to serve clients’ local, national and international needs. USI has become a premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm by leveraging the USI ONE Advantage®, an interactive platform that integrates proprietary and innovative client solutions, networked local resources and enterprise-wide collaboration to deliver customized results with positive, bottom line impact. USI attracts best-in-class industry talent with a long history of deep and continuing investment in our local communities. For more information, visit or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

USI’s Senior Vice President and Employee Benefits National Practice Leader, Arthur Hall, was recently interviewed by PLANSPONSOR as a follow up to USI’s 2022 Employee Benefits Market Outlook Report and to discuss some of the challenges employers are facing in relation to health benefits budgeting. In the article, Hall shares: “The challenging developments with the virus are creating a challenge for health benefits budgeting. Employers that have set their budgets for 2022 now don’t know what the Omicron variant will do. If there’s a high incidence of infection but low severity, the budgets may be fine. It also depends on how many employees in an employer’s workforce are vaccinated.” Read more.

Key findings from USI’s newly released 2022 Employee Benefits Market Outlook Report were recently profiled in a new BenefitsPro article. The report addresses current and upcoming trends in healthcare, compliance and benefits, and provides practical solutions for employers to negotiate these challenges in the year ahead. Read the full article.

Key insights from USI’s annual Commercial Property & Casualty Market Outlook Report were recently profiled in Advisen Front Page News. This year’s report once again provides insights on the most impactful market trends impacting P&C insurance buyers and discusses upcoming challenges and opportunities for buyers in the new year. Read the article.

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