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Westwood College

APRIL 20, 2013

A Higher Degree of Learning

Founded in Denver, Colorado in 1953, Westwood College is dedicated to a career-focused curriculum, offering more than 35 diploma, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in high-growth fields. Westwood has 14 campuses across California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, and Virginia, as well as its online program. Westwood College relies on Cobbs Allen for liability coverage, officers’ and directors’ insurance, health benefits, and workers’ compensation.

“In our experience with our previous broker, they basically came to us and said, ‘Here are the coverages that are available to you—take it or leave it, and good luck.’ What I’ve seen with Cobbs Allen is in direct contrast to that. They work to tailor policies that will help us get coverage for issues we’re facing. I think their willingness and ability to make sure the coverage meets our unique needs as an educational institution reflects a strong commitment to performance.

At the same time, while it was a serious decision for us to leave a local broker to go with someone in another state, they have worked hard to develop sustaining relationships with a number of our employees, and that has served everyone well. They’re great people to work with on a personal level.

Another thing I’ve liked—and I think it shows that they put their money where their mouth is—is that they understand and are involved with our sector. They are a member of our industry association, support our advocacy in Washington, participate in our foundation, and come to our meetings. They make a commitment to understand what we do, what our issues are, and to think about what’s coming in the future as opposed to just what happened in the past. And that’s critically important.”

—Bill Ojile, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer