Rhodian Group expands portfolio with launch of Batch Underwriting

Rhodian Group expands portfolio with launch of Batch Underwriting

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Rhodian Group expands portfolio with launch of Batch Underwriting

New A&H player backed by global giants

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Roxanne Libatique

Rhodian Group, a hub for Australian underwriting agencies with backing from global distributor Amwins, has unveiled its second agency – Batch Underwriting.

Batch, specialising in shared equity accident and health, enters the market six months after the launch of Rhodian’s inaugural agency, Halo Underwriting, in July 2023.

Founder and CEO Andrew Batchelar leads Batch, representing a cohort of entrepreneurs leveraging the Rhodian platform for agency development.

“Born from the collaborative efforts of a dynamic and diverse group of individuals, I am thrilled to introduce Batch Underwriting to the market. Batch is the culmination of extensive work, innovation, and a shared commitment to delivering high-quality, tailored accident and health (A&H) products to our broker family,” Batchelar said.

What to expect from Batch Underwriting

With a robust background boasting over 20 years of A&H expertise, Batchelar steers the agency toward the corporate and larger SME segments in Australia.

The initial product lineup encompasses corporate travel, group personal accident and sickness, journey cover, and volunteer cover. Backed by Lloyds of London, Batch is poised for rapid expansion, offering a comprehensive A&H suite to brokers and businesses seeking quality products and efficient service.

Rhodian CEO Simon Lightbody expressed satisfaction with the collaboration, which extends to a close working relationship with Amwins Global Risks and Lloyd’s, a strategic alignment aimed at delivering a robust product offering to the market.

“We are delighted to be working with Andrew in bringing Batch to market. Andrew and Batch embody everything we are trying to build at Rhodian. Strong entrepreneurial drive coupled with the collective expertise within Rhodian,” he said.

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Batchelar emphasised the agency’s commitment to delivering high-quality, tailored A&H products.

“At Batch, we understand the evolving landscape of the A&H market, and we pride ourselves on being problem solvers and solution providers, in an industry where many insurers are restricting or shrinking their A&H product offerings. Our dedicated team is here to ensure that our brokers and clients experience service standards that consistently surpass their expectations,” he said. “With Batch being backed by heavyweight insurance cornerstones in Rhodian, Amwins, and Lloyd’s, you’re not just choosing an underwriter; you’re gaining a reliable trusted partner committed to navigating the complexities of the A&H market with you.”

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