About the History of Child and Spousal Support Unemployment Insurance:
The idea of creating an insurance policy that would protect both parties, and pay child and spousal support payments during periods of unemployment, originated from the family law court bench in San Bernardino County, California in 1976. San Bernardino County Family Law Commissioner Kraig Zappia originally conceived the idea and challenged our founder and CEO Richard Zizian, an insurance company executive and law student of hers at the time, to create this most needed protection. Little did either of them know that it would take nearly 40 years to find the right insurance company partnership with the requisite experience and expertise in insuring unemployment. Commissioner Kraig Zappia was a member of the California State Bar Association, the Bar Associations of San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Southern California Defense Council. She taught family law and civil procedure at La Verne University College of Law, and was an instructor at the Judges’ College in Sacramento. She was a contributing author for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Symposia on Family Law. Commissioner Zappia originated new methods for determining child support and made significant contributions to the State of California Family Law Continuing Education of the Bar Program. Before joining the San Bernardino law firm of Chase, Rotch-ford, Drukker and Bogust, she was in private practice. The InsuredSupport® Marital Settlement Agreement Insurance (“MSAI”) IncomeAssure® Program is dedicated in her honor and in memoriam.
Richard S. Zizian JD has 49 years of experience in the insurance and risk management industries. He is nationally and internationally recognized for developing unique, first-of-a-kind, insurance and risk management solutions in a wide variety of industries, including consumer protection, manufacturing, solar, wind, sanitation, security, power transmission and warranty solutions. Mr. Zizian will spearhead the marketing of the MSAI Program.
SterlingRisk is one of the nation’s top 25 privately held insurance brokers and adheres to the highest standards of professionalism and client service. It has earned the AICPA Service Organization Control Reports® prestigious SSAE 16 compliance ratings and is working toward the SSAE 16 certification. SterlingRisk also has been awarded the Best Practice Designation by The Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) after completing an evaluation process developed by the Target Markets Board of Directors in consultation with the Association’s Carrier Partners. In addition, they are a member of the Better Business Bureau.
About Great American Insurance Group
Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses, and in the sale of traditional fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the retail, financial institutions and education markets. Great American
Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for more than 100 years (most recent rating evaluation of “A+” (Superior) affirmed May 12, 2016). The members of the Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio. AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG.
Policies are underwritten by Great American Insurance Company, an authorized insurer in all 50 states and DC. Coverage is summarized. Refer to the actual policy for a full description of applicable terms, conditions, limits and exclusions. Great American Insurance Group, 301 E. Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.