AMES & GOUGH TO OFFER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SERVICES FOR SMALL AND MID-SIZED EMPLOYERS;
APPOINTS JUSTIN GOUGH TO LEAD NEW INITIATIVE
WASHINGTON, DC, January 10, 2022 – Ames & Gough, a leading insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits and other professional service organizations, today announced it will now offer employee benefits services in addition to its professional liability, property/casualty and risk management capabilities. The firm appointed Justin Gough as vice president to lead the new initiative.
“Dating to the early days of Ames & Gough, clients have asked us to assist them with their employee benefits in addition to the exceptional work we’ve performed with them on their professional liability and property/casualty lines,” said Matt Gough, president, Ames & Gough. “Given the unabated consolidation of U.S. insurance brokers and the increasing complexity of managing healthcare and related benefits, these requests have become more frequent and widespread. We’re pleased to respond to our clients’ needs with a robust benefits capability that will be implemented under Justin’s leadership with the same commitment to client service and satisfaction that always has been paramount at Ames & Gough.”
Through its newly established benefits operation, Ames & Gough will offer small and mid-sized employers throughout the U.S. a full range of employee benefits services, including: employee benefits consulting; managed HR services; compliance support; wellness programs, and cloud-based benefits technology and analytics services. The new services complement the specialty broker’s industry-leading capabilities for professional services organizations in professional liability, property and casualty insurance, and risk management consulting.
“Our focus will be to provide an unparalleled client experience that involves simplifying their employee benefits choices through a proven, data-driven approach,” said Justin Gough. “We will deliver a people-focused, digitally powered solution that leverages the cost-savings advantages of new technology along with our extensive experience in helping clients navigate the dynamics of group health insurance, risk management and compliance.”
Based at the Ames & Gough Washington, DC office, Justin Gough has two decades of experience in all aspects of employee healthcare insurance and other benefits. During his career, he has served in sales leadership with several leading life and health insurers, most recently at Aetna, where he was senior sales executive for five years. Previously, he was in group benefits sales at Cigna and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, working with employers on their group life and health insurance, disability income, FMLA, dental and vision coverages. He earned a B.S. degree in business administration from University of South Carolina.
About Ames & Gough
With more than 1,700 architects, engineering firms, and other construction professionals of all sizes as clients, Ames & Gough is the leading specialty insurance brokerage and risk consulting firm serving the needs of these professionals. Ames & Gough also has established itself as a committed, superior resource for law firms and associations and nonprofit organizations in need of professional liability, management liability, and property/casualty insurance and risk management assistance. Established in 1992, the firm has offices in Boston, MA; Philadelphia, PA; Orlando, FL; and Washington, DC. Clients throughout the U.S. are served by a team of 55 professionals and staff located in the four offices. Visit the Ames & Gough website at https://amesgough.com/.