Know Your Business, Alumnus Tells Students As vice president for the Syracuse-based company Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Tony Procopio Jr. ’85 navigates the intricacies of a complex insurance industry with precision, thanks to his Oswego roots. He returned to campus in April through the Oswego Alumni Association’s Alumni-In-Residence program to present in several School of Business classes. Procopio highlighted his formative experiences with the students. “I was a kid from the City of Syracuse, one of seven children,” he said. “I considered a trade, like cabinet making. I attended and graduated from community college, but SUNY Oswego was the place where things came together.” He started at Oswego as a computer science major, spending countless hours in the computer lab. He eventually switched to become management major, but the mathematics and computer science education came in handy in his professional work. “I was able to gain entry as an underwriter, handling a large book of commercial business,” Procopio said. “That experience has proved invaluable in sales. I can provide clients with total insurance solutions.” Procopio emphasized that whatever career path the students choose to pursue, they need to “know their business.” He said to learn everything they can about it, even if it initially seems unrelated to their specific job responsibilities. Procopio graduated from Oswego with deep campus connections and lifelong friendships, including his wife, Julie Feck Procopio ’92, whose father, Donald Feck, is a retired emeritus professor of technology. “I never thought I would be back, 30 years later, to speak in front of students,” Procopio said. “It’s an honor.” In conjunction with Procopio’s return, Tom Sharkey, vice president for human resources at Haylor, Freyer & Coon, engaged with students, hoping to create future opportunities, particularly for students in Oswego’s Risk Management program. Procopio placed his colleague’s attendance in context, proudly trumpeting Haylor, Freyer & Coon and its commitment to “training and nurturing” new employees. –Jerry Jaworski
The Hanover Insurance Group, a leading provider of property and casualty insurance products and services nationwide, recently honored Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc. with an appointment to its President’s Club, an elite group of independent insurance agencies from across the country. President’s Club agencies meet the highest level of standards with regard to the agency’s ability to deliver value to customers through strong insurance expertise and responsive service. The Hanover partners with only 2,200 out of a total of 35,000 total independent agents in the country. Across The Hanover’s agents, an elite group of only 125 are honored in its President’s Club each year as the company’s top performers “The Hanover has always partnered with the best independent agents in the country who provide real value and outstanding service for their customers,” said Frederick H. Eppinger, president and chief executive officer of The Hanover. Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc. exemplifies what it means to be a truly professional independent agent, providing expert insurance advice, dedicated service and a broad range of products to meet the needs of its customers.” The agency will be formally recognized for its President’s Club achievement at a national business conference sponsored by The Hanover. “We are proud to have earned the honor of The Hanover’s President’s Club again this year,” said Jim Freyer, Chairman & CEO at Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Inc “This achievement is a reflection of the successful partnership we have developed with The Hanover, through which we offer specialized and innovative insurance products to meet our customers’ unique needs. We are very pleased that The Hanover has once again recognized our team for its excellent work and dedication on behalf of our customers.” Haylor, Freyer & Coon, headquartered in Syracuse, NY, marks its 87th anniversary as an industry leader in providing clients with state-of-the-art, customized insurance programs and risk management consultation. Over the last century, the agency has steadily grown and expanded its services into what is now recognized as a nationwide Top-100 insurance provider, with 200 employee owners and 7 corporate offices throughout the state. The agency’s mission to provide quality insurance protection with distinctive and exceptional service is the cornerstone of the Agencies success.
April 30 , 2015 3 – 4:30pm Eastern Reserve your seat EARLY to ensure you receive advance webinar materials. > Register for this Webinar Please be sure to list the name of the firm that invited you when completing your webinar registration. Register at least 24 hours prior to receive advance webinar materials. Recent large scale data breaches at a number of health insurance companies have brought employer responsibilities under the HIPAA privacy and security rules back into the limelight. An employer’s HIPAA obligations in these cases depends on a number of factors, including whether the employer’s plan is fully-insured or self-funded, and the specific language of any business associate agreement in place with the vendor. This webinar will provide a refresher on employer HIPAA privacy and security rules, as well as discuss appropriate employer responses to vendor security breaches.