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Bob McCloskey Insurance specializes in providing a wide range of insurance solutions to the education sector including colleges & universities as well as private and public K-12 schools. We also provide insurance programs for camps, youth and adult leagues, churches, national associations and non-profit organizations. If you have a risk that requires accident insurance, we can provide a solution.

Bob McCloskey Insurance was founded in 1975 by Bob McCloskey Sr., as a general agency selling property and casualty, as well as life and health products. The initial incursion into the special risk accident insurance field consisted of marketing to K-12 private schools and public school districts in New Jersey, then adding youth baseball and football leagues. The agency grew rapidly, and we decided to enter the higher education space offering student health insurance plans and intercollegiate sports accident insurance programs. Presently, we manage the student & sports accident insurance programs for over 500 colleges and universities, 2,000+ K12 schools and a number of national associations and organizations.

BMI Benefits, LLC., the claims administration arm of Bob McCloskey Insurance, was established in 1986 after it became apparent that the industry needed a one-stop shop solution – an agency that could provide the insurance products, but also provide the much-needed personal touch claims administration services.

In 1984, straight from Rutgers University, Rob McCloskey joined the agency, initially handling the Agency’s P&C products. Subsequently, Rob took over the sales in Massachusetts and over the years became involved in all phases of the operation. With Bob McCloskey’s retirement in 2006, Rob stepped in as President, and has grown the company into the leading provider of student and sports accident insurance nationwide.

At Bob McCloskey Insurance, we believe that our most important role is that of an advocate for our customer. Providing you with the most appropriate coverage for the best price and our hands-on claim services, ensures that we “Got You Covered.”

BMI Management Team

  • Pete Ginnegar
    Pete Ginnegar Senior Vice President of Marketing
  • Matthew Deeb
    Matthew Deeb Vice President of Sales & Operations
  • Nicholas McCloskey
    Nicholas McCloskey Assistant Vice President
  • Jennifer Mooney
    Jennifer Mooney Controller
  • Dawn Solan
    Dawn Solan Claims Manager
  • Derek Sawyer
    Derek Sawyer AVP, HR Operations
  • Roseanne Wilson
    Roseanne Wilson Sales Team Manager
  • Lew Steuerer
    Lew Steuerer Director of Special Risk
  • Jennifer Dailey
    Jennifer Dailey Customer Service Supervisor
  • Julie Freeman
    Julie Freeman Assistant Claims Manager for Audit & Compliance
  • Trish Wilson
    Trish Wilson Team Lead, Senior Claims Examiner
  • Heidi Piskin
    Heidi Piskin Team Lead, Senior Claims Examiner
  • Karen Ling-Gleason
    Karen Ling-Gleason Team Lead, Senior Claims Examiner
  • Gayle McTernan
    Gayle McTernan Team Lead, Senior Claims Examiner
  • Holly McNamara
    Holly McNamara Team Lead, Senior Claims Examiner
  • Deb Bordfeld
    Deb Bordfeld Clerical Team Supervisor
  • Margaret “Peggy” Adami
    Margaret “Peggy” Adami Clerical Team Supervisor

Customer Testimonials

  • BMI has partnered with the Big South Conference and its member institutions for over ten years. I have never experienced a more professional, customer service driven group than BMI. They truly care for their clients, working tirelessly to find solutions to the needs of the institutions and their student-athletes. In this day of increasing risk and complex regulation, BMI is the most valuable and reliable partner anyone could have.

    Kyle B. Kallander Commissioner, Big South Conference
  • I value partnerships where the parties look out for one another in every sense of the word. Over many years, I have learned that BMI is always seeking ways to save money for our member schools, while at the same time they support the programming we offer to our students as an enhancement to their every day lives. Those gestures are immeasurably appreciated as is the ever-present personal involvement and willingness to go above and beyond from Rob and Pete. Thank you!

    Zak Ivković Executive Director, CUNY Athletic Conference
  • We are pleased to have had the chance to build a relationship with BMI over the past several years. The opportunity to receive education, guidance and updates from Rob McCloskey and Pete Ginnegar at our annual meetings has allowed both the conference and our member schools to have a better understanding of sports insurance and how best to serve their athletic programs and student-athletes. In several cases, schools have chosen to shift their plans to BMI, leading to better coverage and/or insurance administration.

    Dr. Robert Dranoff Commissioner, East Coast Conference
  • BMI has been an ongoing corporate sponsor of the MAAC for many years and we are appreciative of their relationship with the conference. The MAAC postgraduate scholarship was created and is funded by BMI. The intent of the scholarship is to promote and encourage academically and athletically accomplished student-athletes to continue their education by attending graduate school. Two (2) $1,000 scholarships are awarded, one to a deserved male and one to a deserved female. The program aims to reward those individuals whose dedication and effort are reflective of those characteristics necessary to succeed and thrive through postgraduate studies.

    Richard J. Ensor, ESQ Commissioner, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
  • I have worked with BMI at past institutions and wanted to get them on board here at Winthrop. I believe they go the extra mile for their clients.  I have been happy with their service and commitment to doing what’s in the best interest of the institution.

    Dr. Renae Myles Sr. Associate Athletic Director, Winthrop University
  • I was very fortunate to learn about Bob McCloskey Insurance many years ago while working in Virginia at the Division I level. After many years of excellent collaborations there, BMI was one of my first calls I made when I transitioned to Division II in 2011. Rob and his team have been excellent partners in helping me secure outstanding coverage for my athletes. In addition to the coverage, BMI has proven to always be customer focused and solutions orientated. They have also been an invaluable resources with respect to changes in the insurance industry and helping us establish best practices.

    Mark Brown Director of Athletics, Pace University
  • We have been working with Bob McCloskey since 2005 and have had nothing but a great experience from the administrative staff, to the adjustors and the efficiency and expediency of claims processing. And of course, the money saved by using an SIR program rather than a traditional policy. I highly recommend BMI!

    Steve Graves, ATC Head Athletic Trainer, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
  • I have been an ATC for over 20 years. BMI offers a superior customized product for our institution along with fantastic customer service. From the owners, all the way to the claim reps I have felt like BMI is a part of our sports medicine team. They are quick to respond to questions regarding the policy, up to date on trends in the industry, and they make the job of filing claims and managing claims a breeze. When I direct student-athletes, parents, or our providers to BMI for follow-up regarding claim concerns I never hear back that they did not know what was going on or could not resolve an issue. I consider BMI a partner in our industry and am thankful for their expertise and timely service.

    Jason Durocher Head Athletic Trainer, Seattle Pacific University
  • The University of Massachusetts Boston has been with Bob McCloskey Insurance for at least the past 10 years. Their service has been exceptional and response time has always been immediate. I think I have had some of the same questions multiple times through the years and their responses are always as polite as if they were answering the question for the first time. I am so grateful for the personal support they have provided me!

    Ed Perkins, ATC/L Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Performance and Operation, UMass Boston
  • Over the past 5 plus years, we have partnered with Bob McCloskey Insurance – working a plan to decrease our insurance premiums while increasing our coverage and providing speedy customer service to our student-athletes and their families. Wow, BMI has teamed up with Warrior Athletics to achieve all 3! SWU is a relationship-driven University – BMI and Warrior Athletics have developed a strong relationship by building trust. BMI has worked hard to earn our trust while at the same time pushing us to be better ourselves. I couldn’t be more happy with the support, service and the strong relationship we have BMI and their associates.

    Chris Williams Director of Athletics, Southern Wesleyan University
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