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Great American’s Specialty Human Services Launches Dedicated Team Focused on National Nonprofit and Social Service Programs

CINCINNATI — July 30, 2020 — Great American Insurance Group’s Specialty Human Services (SHS) is pleased to announce the formation of a designated team focused on creative program solutions for nonprofit and for-profit social service organizations nationwide. Specialty Human Services’ unique distribution approach helps to create value and build long-term trusted relationships for master policy programs, book rollovers, captives, franchises, risk purchasing groups and more.

“For 40 years, we have been dedicated to protecting the missions of nonprofit and social service organizations,” said Liz Urso, Divisional Program Development Director, Great American Specialty Human Services. “We are excited and ready to offer our unmatched service and industry-leading coverage to the many program opportunities to help those who improve their communities.”

Specialty Human Services can provide a full range of property and casualty coverage options including abuse or molestation, high umbrella limits and enhancements that may be difficult to find in the current marketplace.

The collaborative model allows SHS the flexibility to create custom insurance solutions for agencies and brokerages who take an alternative approach to handling their unique social service programs. Programs can consist of dedicated underwriting and claims resources, tailored product development and personalized risk management resources. The SHSQuickApp® makes it easy to submit and quote applications. Flexible payment plans make it simple to set up payment schedules that meet client needs.

Over the last four decades, SHS has proven its stability in the evolving marketplace.

“This year marks 40 years of continued growth and expansion,” said Mike Liguzinski, Divisional President, Great American Specialty Human Services. “Today we insure nearly 16,000 nonprofit and for-profit social service organizations in 200 classes of business, including some of the largest (and smallest) youth recreation organizations, daycares, foundations, churches, fitness centers, schools and zoos in the country. We insure loss sensitive accounts as well as captives, group associations and risk purchasing groups. Over the years, we adapted our product offerings and services to meet our policyholders’ needs.”

To learn more about Great American’s Specialty Human Services team, visit

About Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed and indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions, broker-dealer and registered investment advisor markets. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for more than 110 years (most recent rating evaluation of “A+” (Superior) affirmed September 11, 2019). The members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio. AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG. Policies are underwritten by Great American Insurance Company, Great American Alliance Insurance Company, Great American Assurance Company, Great American Insurance Company of New York and Great American Spirit Insurance Company, authorized in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


Diane P. Weidner
Great American Insurance Group Media Relations