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Protect and Care for Others

Trusted Partners Since 1992

About Specialty Insurance Advisors

Specialty Insurance Advisors (SIA) is the leading provider of workplace assault, needlestick and comprehensive insurance for professionals in Law Enforcement, Corrections, Nursing, First Response, and other Healthcare and Human Service occupations.

SIA is the creator and exclusive provider of SIA-PROTECT (law enforcement) and SIA-CARE (healthcare). Based in Saratoga Springs, New York, the Company has delivered specialty insurance solutions for business and municipal organizations, and high net worth individuals, since 1992.

About Petersen International Underwriters

SIA has partnered with Petersen International Underwriters to create the first and only assault and needlestick benefit program for Law Enforcement and Healthcare Professionals.

Petersen International Underwriters (PIU) provides insurance solutions for disability, life, medical and contingency risks and underwrites the SIA-CARE product. Together, SIA and Petersen International Underwriters provide the most cost effective and affordable comprehensive assault and needlestick insurance for Healthcare Professionals.

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Meet the SIA Team

Key Principals Comprise a World-Class Team of Experts

Jason H. Kurchner

Founder and CEO

Jason is a nationally known expert in Specialty Insurance and Risk Management products and solutions. For over 30 years, he has provided creative, unique and valuable consulting advice to corporations, non-profits and individuals across the country.

Don Montague

Director of Business Development

Don’s career spans over 40 years in criminal justice and law enforcement. He was a former Sheriff and most recently served as Director of the ALERRT Center at TSU. Don brings a practical understanding of the needs of law enforcement professionals.

Rebecca Freeman

Senior VP, Sales and Distribution

Becky is an insurance sales professional with over 20 years of experience. She managed and directed wholesale distribution of insurance products for Keyport Life and The New England.

Garth Bernard

Chief Actuary

Garth has more than 25 years of experience in the U.S. and Canadian financial services industries. Prior to joining the SIA team, Garth was a senior executive at several large life insurers in the United States.

John Analambidakis

Vice President of Advanced Markets

With over 30 years of experience in the Insurance industry, John brings valuable Digital and Software expertise to the company. John was the Chief Programmer for the Hemisphere Group, ManuLife and John Hancock.

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