Rich Bielen of Protective Life

Podcast: Rich Bielen on leading Protective Life through a major rebrand, including the stadium...

Rich Bielen has been with Protective Life Corp. since 1991, and in 2017, he became only the seventh CEO in the company’s 114-year history.

New branding, logo for Birmingham’s Protective Life

Protective Life Corporation, a 114-year-old company based in Birmingham, is unveiling a new brand identity today.
Exterior of Protective Life headquarters

Protective Life headquarters will feature renewable energy

Protective Life’s Birmingham headquarters will be powered with 100% renewable energy. The project at Protective Life, which will involve 1,500 workers in a 620,000-square-foot building,...

Kurt Close named president of EBSCO’s Valent Group

Kurt Close is the new president of Valent Group, an EBSCO company that provides business insurance, employer benefits and personal insurance services. Close had been...

Longtime Alfa Claims VP Mike Lovelady retires

Alfa Insurance Regional Vice President of Claims Mike Lovelady has retired after 35 years with the company. Taking the regional vice president role will...

Byars|Wright expands in North Alabama

Byars|Wright Insurance has launched its new employee benefits department with the acquisition of Decatur-based Business to Business Solutions’ (B2B) employee benefits assets. With this...

Protective Life to Close Six Offices, Expand Virtual Workforce

Birmingham’s Protective Life plans to expand the number of its employees working virtually and, within two years, close six offices around the country. The move...

Protective Life to Acquire Atlanta-based Revolos

Birmingham’s Protective Life Corp. will acquire Atlanta-based Revolos, Protective’s fifth acquisition since it became part of Dai-ichi Holdings in 2015. Revolos is a full-service finance...

Cobbs Allen Chairman to Retire at End of Year

Bruce S. Denson Sr., who has been in the insurance industry for almost 50 years, will retire as chairman of Cobbs Allen effective Jan....

Pandemic Policy Provisions

COVID-19 triggers lawsuits in both state and federal courts over business interruption claims.

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