Conventus Inter-Insurance Exchange Appoints Linda Encinas to Vice President, Underwriting

(Woodbridge, NJ) April 7, 2011 – Conventus Inter-Insurance Exchange is pleased to announce the appointment of Linda Encinas, MBA, to the position of Vice President, Underwriting, responsible for all underwriting operations.

“We are pleased to welcome Linda to the Conventus team. Her extensive experience and deep understanding of New Jersey’s medical malpractice market is precisely in line with the Conventus vision of stable and continuing growth,” commented Lyn W. Winters, President, Conventus.

Ms. Encinas joins Conventus following 25 years in the Property and Casualty industry specializing in medical professional liability in organizations including Marsh and McLennan’s Companies (NYSE: MMC), Aon Corporation (NYSE: AON), Zurich (VTX: ZURN) and most recently Ms. Encinas worked in the role of Assistant Vice President at Allied World Assurance Company (NYSE: AWH), a specialty insurance and reinsurance company. In addition to her insurance and underwriting experience she has an extensive background in risk management and has provided consulting services to hospitals, physicians, risk retention groups/captives and healthcare organizations.

“I am excited to join NIP Management to focus on the future growth of Conventus,” stated Linda Encinas, VP of Underwriting. “Conventus offers a truly unique alternative to New Jersey physicians, as the only physician owned and governed malpractice insurance alternative in the state. This allows members of the Exchange to have a voice in the direction of their company and gain control over their medical professional liability insurance coverage.”

About Conventus
Conventus Inter-Insurance Exchange is the only medical professional liability insurance company in New Jersey that is 100% owned and governed by its physician members. Formed in response to New Jersey’s medical professional liability insurance crisis, Conventus is a non-assessable reciprocal insurance exchange that is managed by experts in the property and casualty insurance industry. Its management team has extensive experience in medical professional liability insurance and in managing underwriting results for companies like Conventus.

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