USI Insurance Services Honored with 2018 IMCA Innovation Torchbearer Award

USI Omni Knowledge Engine™ Receives Prestigious Industry Recognition

Valhalla, New York, UNITED STATES

Atlanta, GA, July 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA) presented its 2018 Innovation Torchbearer Award today to USI Insurance Services (USI) at IMCA’s 2018 Annual Conference in Atlanta.

IMCA’s Innovation Torchbearer Award, one of the most prestigious honors presented within the insurance industry, annually recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated innovative ideas or initiatives impacting the industry.

“IMCA selected USI Insurance Services for this prestigious honor as a result of the very clear impact their platform has on a large segment of the insurance industry,” said Anna Hargis, chair of the IMCA board of directors and director of advertising at Shelter Insurance.

“We are honored to receive the IMCA Innovation Torchbearer Award for the USI Omni Knowledge Engine™,” said Jodi Moss, vice president, national director of marketing & branding, USI. “This one-of-a-kind platform enables us to deliver enterprise solutions using our clients’ personalized data to provide tailored programs with quantified financial impact and the ability to analyze alternative scenarios with the touch of a button.” 

Moss added, “The impact is felt not only by our clients in the form of financial results, but also by associates who now have the knowledge and expertise of the entire USI organization at their fingertips. With the USI Omni Knowledge Engine™ we are truly disrupting the industry.”

Nominees were judged by a panel of IMCA board members and scored within three key areas:

  • Overall impact of innovation on a national or international level
  • Impact of innovation on respective insurance industry segment
  • Degree of innovation deployed in executed creative strategy

Past winners of the IMCA Torchbearer Award, initiated in 2012, include:

  • 2012: USAA
  • 2013: Esurance, An Allstate Company
  • 2014: Swiss Re
  • 2015: Insurance Information Institute (III)
  • 2016: Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)
  • 2017: Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention (IFPA)

Previously, in 2016, USI was also recognized by IMCA with Showcase Awards in the category of "Employee Communications Campaigns" for the USI Summit Awards program, and in the category of "Corporate Social Responsibility" for the USI Gives Back campaign.

About USI
USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk and retirement solutions to large risk management clients, middle market companies, smaller firms and individuals. Headquartered in Valhalla, New York, USI connects together over 6,000 industry leading professionals across more than 150 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.

About the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association (IMCA)
IMCA ( is the oldest insurance marketing association in North America with roots tracing back to 1921. Membership includes leading international and domestic multi-line insurance companies and brokerage firms, regional and specialty companies, general agencies, and prominent industry suppliers. The organization represents over 120 companies, including the top five North American property/casualty writers. Members include senior level management and professional staff working in the areas of corporate communications, advertising, public relations, marketing communications, marketing and sales promotion, marketing research and technology.



Lee McDonald, VP Communications, A.M. Best Company;  Jodi Moss, VP, National Director of Marketing & Branding, USI; Anna Hargis, Chair of the IMCA Board of Directors and Director of Advertising, Shelter Insurance; Sandra Usleman, SVP & Chief Sales Officer, USI. (In order from left to right.)

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