ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) - Mark Barwick, a 20-year, insurance-industry veteran has joined Uni-Ter Underwriting Management Corporation (UUMC) as Senior Underwriter for J. M. Woodworth Risk Retention Group, Inc., Sanford Elsass, President and CEO announced.

J. M. Woodworth is a medical malpractice insurance company owned by physicians/surgeons practicing in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. The Company is managed by UUMC of Atlanta, GA, a builder and administrator of Risk Retention Groups in the healthcare industry. UUMC is a subsidiary of U.S. RE Companies, Inc., the New York-based, international financial services firm.

Barwick joined Uni-Ter after six years with MAG Mutual Insurance Co. of Atlanta, GA, the largest medical professional liability insurer in the Southeast, where he served as Underwriting Manager for three years and earlier as Senior Litigation Specialist. Previously, he spent 13 years at State Farm Insurance Company where he advanced from Regional Re-Inspector/Senior Claim Representative to Claim Team Manager.

"We're especially pleased to have Mark Barwick join the Woodworth team because of his thorough background in medical malpractice insurance," said Tonya Dugan, Vice President-Underwriting for Medical Malpractice.

Barwick holds a BA degree in Business Administration/Finance from Georgia Southern University.

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