Great American Insurance Group Launches Program to Insure Child and Spousal Support During Qualifying Periods of Unemployment

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Great American Insurance Group is pleased to announce that IncomeAssure®,
its supplemental unemployment insurance program, is the product of
choice for the Marital Settlement Agreement Insurance Program (MSAI).
MSAI was developed by Richard S. Zizian, JD to insure divorce
obligations under a court-ordered marital settlement agreement.

With MSAI, family law attorneys can arrange insurance that covers the
payments of child and spousal support on behalf of an obligated party
for up to 24 weeks per year during qualifying periods of unemployment.
The coverage is designed to renew annually for the term of the marital
settlement agreement, subject to the terms and conditions in the policy.
Policy benefits are paid directly to the party receiving child and
spousal support payments. Coverage is underwritten and rated on behalf
of the obligated party.

According to Zizian, “In the United States, approximately 3,300 divorces
occur each day, which totals nearly 1.2 million divorces per year.
Despite the good intentions of divorced parties to meet their
court-ordered legal obligations, short-term, critical period financial
shortfalls may arise when unemployment occurs. These situations can
disrupt an obligated party’s ability to meet scheduled payments. When an
obligated party becomes unemployed, non-payment of court ordered
payments creates both financial and legal challenges.”

Lyle Clem, Product Manager at Great American Insurance Group’s
Unemployment Risk Solutions, states, “We’re pleased to work with Richard
Zizian to develop the MSAI Program. MSAI aligns with our commitment to
protecting unemployment risk by helping divorced parties financially
bridge any potential unemployment issues.”

The MSAI Program will be marketed nationally by the Zizian Agency, and
is available in all states except Alaska and Hawaii. MSAI Program
brochures, answers to frequently asked questions, sample policy forms,
underwriting criteria and attorney resource manuals can be obtained at
Attorneys may receive MSAI Program information by emailing
or by calling 619-236-0569.

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.

About SterlingRisk:

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 the Zizian Agency:

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.


Great American Insurance Group
Diane P. Weidner, 513-369-5713