360 Bloomfield Avenue
Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: (860) 688-6453
Toll Free: (800) 782-9247
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The UIS Group, Inc. will celebrate its 30th anniversary next year. While it operated under its trade name of Underwriters Information Service, the company used to separate its services through various affiliated entities. UIS, LLC, Mutual Insurance Reporting Service, LLC, A+C Reporting Service, LLC, Specialty Insurance Reporting Service, LLC and E+S Reporting Service, LLC.
Founded by Ernie Jarvis, Walt Paulekas took over as President due to Ernie’s untimely passing in 2005. As his first act, he appointed Ken Guralnick as the Chief Executive Officer due to his expertise and experience as an institutional level consumer and provider of loss control services. Through their leadership, the company has streamlined, automated and expanded its operations.
Now located on I-91 between Hartford and Bradley International Airport, The UIS Group, Inc. finds itself benefitting from new offices, equipment and custom built software.
The UIS Group, Inc. prides itself by producing an accurate product in a timely manner in a format customized to the customer. All reports are not only prepared by its experienced field staff, but are reviewed a second time by the Quality Assurance Team before transmittal to the customer. It looks forward to growing with its clients without compromise to service.
The UIS Group, Inc. provides quality Underwriting reporting for a variety of commercial insurance products including: property, liability, fleet, garage liability, workers compensation, builders risks and more!
Field responsibilities are broad ranged from phone surveys for artisan contractors to jobsite evaluations working with construction foreman. Workers Compensation, in addition to exposure and control assessments, include safety program review, loss analysis, industrial hygiene and training for low to moderate hazard risks.
Property/Liability reporting capabilities also include a broad range of offerings for risks in the low to moderate hazard range. This includes retail, restaurants, habitational including high rise and large condominium associations, light manufacturing, garage to include auto body repair, and public sector as examples of our depth in the commercial arena. Insurance to Value calculations are offered through Marshall & Swift/Boeckh.
Quality starts with contractor qualifications. All contractors of The UIS Group, Inc. are required to have prior commercial reporting experience. Contractors performance is monitored by our Field Operations and Quality Assurance staff and are formally evaluated on a quarterly basis by the management team for technical capabilities, time service performance and client satisfaction. All reports are quality reviewed by a staff member with an average tenure of 13 years. The team leader has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health and is working towards an ARM designation.
Special instructions are maintained for each client to ensure the unique requirements and individualized needs of our clients are consistently delivered.
The UIS Group, Inc. seeks people experienced in property, casualty and insurance loss control or having an degree in a related safety field for its home office. The UIS Group, Inc. contracts with its affiliated companies, Underwriters Information Services, LLC (UIS, LLC) and Specialty Insurance Reporting Services, LLC (SIRS, LLC) to provide field survey services for The UIS Group, Inc.
UIS, LLC provides loss control surveys for submission to carriers that write “package policy” type business in the $500 to $150,000 premium range. Independent contractors who desire to perform inspection services for UIS, LLC should have prior company or carrier experience in all lines of commercial business.
SIRS, LLC provides loss control surveys for submission to insurance carriers and TPA’s relating to workers compensation coverage and higher exposure property risks. Independent contractors who desire to perform inspection services for SIRS, LLC should have prior experience in dealing with worker’s compensation risk assessments, work site surveys and advanced property evaluations.
The UIS Group, Inc. seeks people experienced in property, casualty and insurance underwriting or having an degree in a related safety field for its home office. All employees are expected to demonstrate their abilities and competency in a 90 day probationary period and work full time in the home office in Windsor, Connecticut. The UIS Group, Inc. offers employees medical, dental benefits along with a 401k plan for those who want to participate.
The UIS Group, Inc. is currently seeking to add to its quality assurance team.
Should you have any interest in working for the UIS Group, Inc., please contact us below.
There are current opportunities for independent contractors in territories within the following states: CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VT, VA, & WV.
Preference is to contract with business entities and not individual persons.
Should your business have any interest in working for the UIS, LLC or SIRS, LLC please contact us below.
Q. What makes The UIS Group, Inc. unique?
A. Our time service rate is better than 90% delivered on or before the clients need-by date. Using proprietary procedures we maintain total control of each survey request throughout its entire job history.
Q. What format are your reports presented in?
A. All reports can completed in all major software formats, utilizing our own created forms or yours, combined with detailed narration.
Q. Do you provide finished recommendations that are ready for submission to policyholders?
A. Yes. All of our recommendations for risk improvement are written in easy to understand language based on accepted national codes or best industry practices. Recommendations are directed toward your insured, requiring little or no editing.
Q. Is your service automated?
A. Yes. We offer convenient online ordering of our custom designed forms (most of our customers prefer the immediacy of our online service). In addition, much of our finished work is returned via email as easy to use attachments or Portable Data Files.
Q. What is your Quality Assurance Program?
A. All of our finished reports are reviewed by members of our Quality Assurance Department for quality, content and accuracy.
Q. What are your rates?
A. We offer a cost effective rate structure based on the type and depth of service required.
Q. Is it easy to order service and are follow up questions handled quickly.
A. Using one of our survey request forms made up especially for you make ordering surveys as easy as sending an email message. Questions are answered within a time limit of 24 hours but the majorities are answered within the same day received.
360 Bloomfield Avenue - Suite 307
Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: (860) 688-6453
Toll Free: (800) 782-9247
Chief Executive Officer Direct Phone: (860) 787-1942
Toll Free: (800) 782-9247 ext 942
Field Operations Direct Phone: (860) 787-1943
Toll Free: (800) 782-9247 ext 943
Quality Assurance Direct Phone: (860) 787-1950
Toll Free: (800) 782-9247 ext 950
System Administrator / Application Developer Direct Phone: (860) 787-1952
Toll Free: (800) 782-9247 ext 952
Ken is the senior manager for all of the UIS affiliated entities. He brings 34 years of Loss Control experience with major insurance carriers. Prior to joining UIS, Ken served for 12 years in loss control at Royal & Sun Alliance, most recently as Accident Prevention Vice President for the manufacturing segment. Previously he worked in loss prevention for CIGNA, Insurance Company of North America, and CG/Aetna since beginning his career in 1977.
Ken holds a Bachelor of Science from Central Connecticut State University, is an Insurance Institute of America Associate in Loss Control Management and is a National Fire Protection Association Certified Fire Protection Specialist. He is a member of the Epsilon Pi Tau – Industrial Arts Honor Society, a Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and is a Member of the National Fire Protection Association.
Rob received his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Assumption College in 1991. At Assumption, Rob was a letterman on the baseball team and continues coaching to present day. After graduation, Rob worked as an insurance agent before taking a senior position with the Chicopee Housing Authority for the next seven years. During his tenure at the Authority, Rob supervised all construction and renovation activities for the various facilities the Authority owned and operated. Much of his time was also devoted to regulatory inspection and compliance activities for various federal and state agencies. In the four years prior to joining The UIS Group, Inc., Rob served as the loss control consultant for Patrons Mutual Insurance Company of Connecticut. For the past three years, Rob has been the team leader for all field operations activities at the UIS Group, Inc.. In that capacity, Rob has distinguished himself by improving time service and the qualifications of the field staff.
Andrea received her Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Occupational Safety and Health from the Keene State University in 2010. While at Keene State she was on the Dean’s List and a member of the college’s Honor Society. While a student, Andrea interned with the National Park Service working at the Richmond National Battlefield Park in 2010. She has been a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers since 2010.
Andrea joined The UIS Group in 2011 and is presently the Team Leader for Quality Assurance. As the Team Leader she insures that all reports performed by the Field Staff are quality reviewed by a member of her team. Individually, Andrea continues to expand The UIS Group’s capabilities for Workers Compensation reviews.
Walt Paulekas received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1978. Upon receiving his commission, he served as a Platoon Leader, Company Commander and Battalion Operations Officer. He later joined the Connecticut National Guard while attending the Western New England College School of Law where he received his J.D. in 1986 and was a member of the Law Review. Walt is admitted to the Connecticut Bar, the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. He has been the managing partner of the law firm of Ford & Paulekas, LLP for the past 20 years. His personal law practice concentrates heavily in commercial real estate based litigation and risk management. Walt took over as President of The UIS Group, Inc. in 2005. As his s first action, he appointed Ken Guralnick as the Chief Executive Officer with whom he now shares ownership of the group of companies. Under Walt’s leadership The UIS Group, Inc. has modernized and upgraded its offices, MIS systems, quality control procedures and software. It is his hope that the company will continue to serve the insurance industry in the decades to come.
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