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    EPIC Lends Helping Hand during the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation’s Week of Giving

    October 18, 2017

    EPIC employees teamed up with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) to help shake things up during IICF’s Week of Giving by visiting the Curry Senior Center. Traditionally, EPIC has always participated by offering a helping hand on beach cleanup. This year, the team wanted to be more hands-on with the community and decided to instead visit seniors in the community. Two employees participated in

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    EPIC Recognized at The Joyful Feast, the Joyful Child Foundation’s 15th Anniversary Gala

    October 18, 2017

    The Joyful Child Foundation recently announced that it raised over $100,000 at its 15th anniversary gala, The Joyful Feast. The Joyful Child Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower, and unite families and communities. Emmy Award winning journalist and news anchor, Laura Diaz, was the Master

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    Help us Donate to the IICF California Wildfire Relief Fund

    October 10, 2017

    As you are no doubt aware, California is currently in a state of emergency with 8 active wildfires raging across the state. Many of our neighbors, colleagues, and clients are directly affected by the fires and the bleak reality left in their wake. IICF has officially opened the IICF California Wildfire Relief Fund to assist

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    In True EPIC Fashion, Courtney and Brad Repelled down 27 Stories for a Great Cause

    October 4, 2017

    On September 27, two EPIC producers, Courtney Pino and Brad Backlund, went over the edge! Yes, in true EPIC fashion, they repelled down 27 stories (that’s 364 feet) for the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization in Reno, Nevada. They were encouraged to try and raise at least $2,000. Between the two of them, they raised approximately $2,750 to

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    Crossing our Fingers for Courtney Pino, a Top 20 Under 40 Nominee

    September 27, 2017

    EPIC’s Courtney Pino, an employee benefits producer in our Reno office, was nominated for the Twenty under 40 list. Of the 100 nominated, she is now one of the top 40 finalists. The 20 award recipients will be announced at the 2017 Twenty under 40 Awards Ceremony November 17 in Reno. We are all rooting for her,

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    Five of our California Offices Walk to Support the American Heart Association

    September 27, 2017

    The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event for raising funds to save lives from our country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. Heart disease and stroke survivors are an important part of the Heart Walks. Each survivor receives a red ball cap and has the opportunity to

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    Texas Tough and Houston Strong

    September 27, 2017

    If you ever need a helping hand, our employees in Houston are the friends you can count on to get a tough job done. These pictures were taken last Friday during our Southwest Office’s second community day of service this month. Together as a team, several of our employees rolled up their sleeves to help

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    Thank You for Making us a Best Place to Work in Insurance for the 8th Year!

    September 27, 2017

    Business Insurance has named EPIC one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for the 8th year. As the publication notes, attracting and retaining talent is a strategic imperative for the insurance industry. Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual feature by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents,

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    Duluth Office Shows us How to Get Active with Impressive Corporate Fitness Program

    September 21, 2017

    EPIC recently sponsored the 2017 Kaiser Permanente Corporate Run/Walk, a unique workplace-organized fitness promotion that kicked off with Get Active Atlanta!, an 8-week training program, and culminated in a downtown Corporate 5K Run/Walk and Company Picnic with Rupert’s Orchestra providing the entertainment. A big thank you to EPIC Marketing Communications Assistant Jennifer Moffitt and EPIC

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    A Letter of Thanks from Houston

    September 19, 2017

    Dear EPIC co-workers, friends, family, and our financial sponsors at Oak Hill Capital and Carlyle, On behalf of all of our EPIC SW colleagues, I want to thank you for your sincere kindness and generosity. In the face of the significant challenges we have experienced here in Houston, it has been incredibly heartwarming for all

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    Employee Pays it Forward after Faith Helped Family through Harvey Flooding

    September 19, 2017

    A story from Houston-area EPIC employee Sissy Pitts, whose family suffered dangerous flooding due to Hurricane Harvey, and yet remained faithful and steadfast in an effort to help others in the community find safety. Our hearts are with you, Sissy. Amidst all she’s facing to put the family home her husband built back together, Sissy

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    Compliance Consultant Ken Powell Recounts his Mount Kilimanjaro Experience with Retirement Teammates Rob Massa and Clay Ma

    September 19, 2017

    When we say we collaborate well as a team, we mean it. Retirement Director Rob Massa, Retirement Senior Associate Clay Ma and Compliance Consultant Ken Powell exemplified this aspect of our employee culture and took it a step further when they decided to climb up Mount Kilimanjaro together. Talk about team support at its finest. We’re so proud

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    Running of the Bulls 5K for the Love of Football and our Client!

    September 19, 2017

    A few of our employees in Houston participated in the annual Running of the Bulls 5K last weekend to support one of our employee benefit clients, the Houston Texans. Pictured from left to right: H&W Senior Associate Shanna Castano, H&W Senior Associate Christine Adolphe, Retirement Director Rob Massa, Chief Operating Officer Cliff Caldwell and H&W Consultant Roshanda Hanson.

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    Houston takes Community Day of Service to Help Clean up after Harvey

    September 19, 2017

    As part of our Houston office’s effort to support the individuals and communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey, the local Ambassador Team coordinated three employee volunteer opportunities. The Ambassadors will continue to look for additional volunteer opportunities throughout the Fall, but right away, there’s still work to be done to help demo flooded homes. It’s heartwarming and truly inspiring

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    Houston Hosts 10th Annual Fantasy Football Draft Party

    September 7, 2017

    We would expect nothing less from our teammates in Texas! Every year, the Houston office holds a live fantasy football draft at El Patio, where a two-conference, 20-team fantasy league gathers to make their selections over margaritas and some of the city’s best Mexican food. Even Hurricane Harvey couldn’t get in the way of tradition. The

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    A Special Labor Day Poem from Tony D’Asaro

    August 31, 2017

    We’d like to share a special poem Tony D’Asaro wrote for all of us to enjoy as we walk away from our work and step into the Labor Day holiday. Given everything so many of our own have endured in just the past few days, we hope these words bring comfort and shine a warm light.

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    Congratulations Taylor Ziman, 2017 Council Foundation Scholarship Recipient!

    August 31, 2017

    From all of us here at EPIC, congratulations Taylor Ziman! We’re happy to announce one of our summer interns is receiving recognition from The Council Foundation. As a 2017 Council Foundation recipient, she’s being awarded a $5,000 academic scholarship – a well-deserved reward for her hard work and a gift we’re confident will continue to

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    How You Can Help us Support and Rebuild Houston

    August 30, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey has taken a catastrophic, tragic toll on the great city of Houston and surrounding areas, leaving many – including our own EPIC team members – badly in need of assistance and support. We must all come together in the spirit of our belief in the importance and power of community to help rebuild

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    Houston Employees Operating Remotely #TexasStrong

    August 28, 2017

    The continued rain and flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey will disrupt access to our Houston office. For the safety of our employees, we will be operating our business remotely until access around the City of Houston returns to normal. Since most of our work product is accessible electronically, our staff remains committed and ready to serve

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    Crescent-Shaped Shadows Dressed the Birmingham Office’s Streets

    August 22, 2017

    While most of us were looking up yesterday afternoon, teammates in Birmingham caught something just as magical while looking down. Did you notice the light that filtered through to the ground during the eclipse was shaped like crescents? If not, here’s a great picture one of our teammates caught and shared with us. The Science