EmPRO Insurance expands footprint with 1st New Jersey office, in Hamilton

EmPRO Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers, on Tuesday announced the opening of its first office in New Jersey, marking a significant milestone in the company’s strategic expansion plan throughout the Northeast. This new venture, based in Hamilton, is guided by Brian Kriger, EmPRO’s newly appointed vice president of underwriting.

“Our expansion into New Jersey is a natural progression in our mission to provide exceptional medical malpractice insurance services throughout the Northeast,” EmPRO CEO Bruce Shulan said. “Under Brian’s seasoned leadership, we’re confident in extending EmPRO’s standard of excellence to New Jersey’s health care professionals, provider groups, hospitals and other facilities. Our innovative approach, backed by strong financials, makes us uniquely qualified to navigate this market.”

Kriger has overseen some of New Jersey’s largest and most complex medical malpractice insurance policies and exposures and joins EmPRO after completing an impressive 17-year tenure at New Jersey-based MDAdvantage Insurance Co., where he was vice president of underwriting.

“I am thrilled to join EmPRO at this pivotal juncture,” Kriger said. “Leveraging my experience in New Jersey’s unique market, we’re positioned to deliver unparalleled service and support to the medical community here.”

EmPRO’s success is marked by strong broker and client relationships, as evidenced by a 90% policy retention rate and a strong new business pipeline. EmPRO transitioned into a regional carrier, having the ability to write medical professional liability business not only in New Jersey and New York, but also in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

“EmPRO’s growth in New York’s competitive medical malpractice insurance landscape is a testament to our deep understanding, innovative solutions and unwavering commitment to the health care community,” Shulan said. “As we expand into New Jersey, we are poised to replicate this success.”

EmPRO expects to make inroads with the more than 30,000 licensed doctors in the state, as well as the larger physician practice groups and health care facilities.