Conner Strong & Buckelew Broker Franz Wagner Recognized as a 2022 Transportation Power Broker
Franz Wagner, Managing Director, Major Accounts, Conner Strong & Buckelew
Amid the multitude of challenges facing today’s transportation providers, meeting the insurance obligations required by customer contracts has become more difficult than ever.
Finding financially feasible solutions in the volatile excess liability insurance marketplace now requires the support of a broker with enduring curiosity and analytic strength: attributes transportation risk managers have seen in Franz Wagner.
A school and paratransit bus operator covered by multiple regional insurance programs began working with Wagner toward a consolidation just as the pandemic began.
Establishing a sustainable primary auto liability program alternative was just one part of the equation. The larger hurdle to overcome was a consolidation of the excess programs approaching renewal: a task further complicated by the unwillingness of excess markets to add units to the operator’s master excess program.
In roughly 60 days, Franz devised a plan for the client to retain a controlled portion of their contractually required excess limits at the appropriate level. Recognizing and leveraging the client’s favorable experience in the retained layer, Wagner supported the client with the formation of a single parent captive.
Concurrent with captive formation and licensure, Wagner arranged a multi-year fronting arrangement providing the company with a highly rated security to meet the insurance obligations required by their customer contracts.
2022 Transportation Power Broker Winners and Finalists
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