FWCI News

Frank Winston Crum Insurance Receives B++ Positive Outlook from AM Best

Posted on Sep 12, 2022 11:15:00 AM
AM Best recently upgraded Frank Winston Crum Insurances’ (FWCI) outlook determination from “Stable” to “Positive," an indication of confidence in the company’s future stability.
 
AM Best, a worldwide authority, rates insurance companies on their financial strength, ability to pay claims, and the credit quality of their obligations. Its objective rating scale, from A+ to D, is based on factors such as balance sheet strength, operating performance, business profile, and enterprise risk management (ERM). 
 
In addition to a financial rating, AM Best may also issue an outlook determination of “Positive,” “Negative,” or “Stable” to indicate a company’s likely performance over the next 36 months. A company that meets or exceeds a “Positive” outlook prediction has a good possibility of improving its financial strength rating. 
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National Intern Day 2022: Meet the Interns of Frank Winston Crum

Posted on Jul 28, 2022 12:00:00 PM

July 28 is National Intern Day, and we're marking the day by paying homage to the talented group of summer interns we've been lucky enough to work alongside for the last few months. The current crop of interns come from a diversity of backgrounds, but all share in common a drive to better learn their chosen fields and get real-world experience that's priceless to someone starting out in a new career. 

At Frank Winston Crum Insurance, our interns focus on risk management insurance (RMI). RMI Interns receive 18.5 hours of training within their first few days on topics such as general liability and workers' compensation basics and underwriting practices, risk and safety, claims and litigation, accounting and compliance, business development and marketing, and operations.

Without further ado, let's meet our Summer 2022 Frank Winston Crum Insurance Risk Management Interns:

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FWCI's Hector Cano to Speak at WCI 2022 Conference in August

Posted on Jul 15, 2022 4:50:51 PM


The FrankCrum family of companies is excited to share that one of our own, Hector Cano, Director of Workers' Compensation for Frank Winston Crum Insurance has been selected to speak at the WCI 2022 Conference in Orlando, FL, on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022.

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FWCI AWARDED "BEST PLACES TO WORK IN INSURANCE" HONORS

Posted on Nov 5, 2021 12:10:00 PM


We're proud to announce that Frank Winston Crum Insurance has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Insurance, nationally, for the second year in a row!

Within the competitive U.S. insurance industry, we are among the Top 100 companies for the highest employee engagement and satisfaction scores. See the complete list of 2021 winners here.

To recruit and retain top talent, we know that fostering a strong workplace culture is key. This award demonstrates that we are headed in the right direction.

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual feature by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group.

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fwci hits the links for paia golf tournament

Posted on Oct 21, 2021 11:54:00 AM


On Thursday, Oct. 21, members of the Frank Winston Crum Insurance team hit the links for the annual Pinellas Association of Insurance Agents (PAIA) golf tournament. FWCI was the Title Sponsor for the event, which welcomed more than 100 participants to the beautiful Bardmoor Golf and Country Club in Seminole. Though they were good sports, the FWCI team did not win the golf outing -- but they did take home the prize for Best Dressed!

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National Intern Day: Meet the Risk Management Insurance Interns

Posted on Jul 29, 2021 11:50:00 AM

July 29 is National Intern Day, which makes this the perfect moment to celebrate the terrific interns we've been lucky enough to work alongside this summer!

Interns in the Risk Management Insurance (RMI) program with Frank Winston Crum Insurance received 18.5 hours of training within their first few days on topics such as GL and WC basics and underwriting practices, Risk and Safety, Claims and Litigation, Accounting and Compliance, Business Development and Marketing, and Operations.

Human Resources VP David Peasall has been working with faculty at USF, FIU, Barry University, and St. Pete College in the hunt for qualified candidates. David has attended virtual career/business fairs with these schools to meet interns and has been haunting school job boards in search of applicants. He also made personal contact at each school with specific key administrators to draw attention to our Intern Program through the school’s program leadership.

"Having this program shows our incredible growth and our willingness to invest in future leaders." David says.

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FrankCrum Marks 40th Anniversary Since Founding

Posted on Jun 17, 2021 11:49:00 AM


The FrankCrum family of companies is excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its founding. The brainchild of father-son duo Frank Crum Senior and Frank Crum Junior, The Great American Staffing Company (the forerunner to FrankCrum Staffing) was founded on June 17, 1981 in a small office off Ulmerton Road in Clearwater.

Great American’s success in the 1980s and ‘90s laid the groundwork for the modern incarnation of the company, which now encompasses staffing, PEO services (founded in 1986 as Ameristaff), a full-service insurance company (Frank Winston Crum Insurance, founded in 2003), and an insurance agency (FrankCrum Insurance Agency, founded in 2003). The multiple businesses serve clients nationwide.

“I could not be prouder of the business I started with my father all those years ago,” says Frank Crum, Jr., CEO of FrankCrum. “We set out to do right by our customers by always doing the right things for the right reasons. 40 years later the business is stronger than ever, which is a testament to our original vision, and to the amazing group of people who have worked here over the years.” Read More

Feeding Tampa Bay Charitable Giving

Posted on May 17, 2021 11:47:00 AM


The FrankCrum family of companies' association with Feeding Tampa Bay is a long-established point of pride among company employees. In addition to our ongoing "Jeans Day" donations, FrankCrum hosts an annual golf tournament, the proceeds from which go to Feeding Tampa Bay. The 2021 edition of the tournament took place in February, and we're happy to report that the event raised $162,334.97 for the charity.

This brings the total net donations since the inception of the tournament to $1,689,479.37.

The 2021 event was challenging due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The public was still reluctant to participate in group events, and a host of added safety precautions were enforced to ensure a safe and fun outing. Even with the added headaches, the event outperformed the 2019 event in terms of money raised, and day-of fundraising even outperformed 2020.

In addition to the annual golf tournament, The FrankCrum enterprise also donates to Feeding Tampa Bay on a quarterly basis as part of our "Jeans Day" initiative. Employees who donate $1 of their paycheck each week get to wear jeans on Friday. This money adds up and has a real impact. For the first quarter of 2021, FrankCrum employees donated $4,736 to Feeding Tampa Bay -- which Feeding Tampa Bay will turn into more than 47,000 meals for the hungry.

Thanks to everyone who participates in making our charity initiatives successful.

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