ARC Massachusetts Named a Cyber COPE Insurance Certification Designee

ARC Excess & Surplus of Massachusetts, LLC Charles Bellingrath Among a Select Group Named a Cyber COPE Insurance Certification Designee by Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University

Framingham, MA, March 6th 2019—Charles Bellingrath of ARC Excess & Surplus of Massachusetts, LLC in Framingham, MA has been awarded the Chubb Cyber COPE Insurance CertificationSM (CCIC) designation from Chubb and Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

Charles is among a group of insurance professionals this year to complete the seven-month certification program, which educates the participants about industry best practices in cyber security risk management, governance, and operations. Created by Chubb and CMU’s Heinz College in 2018, the CCIC program is the first of its kind for agents and brokers. Major topics covered included cyber security foundations, cyber risk and resilience management, effective incident response, cyber law and regulation, and developing custom insurance solutions.

“We designed this unique program to provide participants with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the constantly evolving cyber risk landscape and to provide hands-on practical cyber security solutions,” said Bobbie Goldie, Senior Vice President, North America Financial Lines at Chubb. “Agents and brokers who have completed the program have demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the cyber security landscape so they can help their clients manage their cyber risk exposures.”

ARC Massachusetts to Be Named a Cyber COPE Insurance Certification Designee

“We congratulate Charles Bellingrath in receiving his CCIC (Cyber COPE® Insurance Certification) designation from CHUBB and the Heinz School at Carnegie Mellon University.  Charles is our national practice leader for Cyber Insurance and his knowledge and expertise in this field are second to none.  This achievement is just another example of the Charles’ long list of accomplishments in the Cyber Insurance world and is reflective of Charles desire to continue to be on the cutting edge of placing Cyber Insurance.”

–Michael Cavallaro, Chief Operating Office, ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC

The courses were provided by Chubb professionals and faculty from CMU’s Heinz College, comprising industry leading experts and practitioners in cybersecurity. As part of the certification program, participants developed an engagement strategy and a custom solution for a chosen organization that was designed to allow participants to apply several of the methods, tools, and techniques taught during the program.

To maintain the designation, participants are required to attend two virtual sessions each year.

About Chubb

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company, and the largest commercial insurer in the United States. With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, and other locations, and employs approximately 31,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at:

Chubb Insurance Company of Canada has offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver and provides its products and services through licensed insurance brokers across Canada. For additional information, visit:

About Heinz College

The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cyber security, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the #1 academic program for Analytics Education. For more information, please visit

About ARC Excess & Surplus, LLC

ARC Excess & Surplus LLC (ARC) has been in business since 1986 and is a leading wholesale brokerage firm that specializes in the placement of Management and Professional Liability Insurance Products.  ARC has eight offices located throughout the country, becoming the 6th largest wholesale broker ranked by Business Insurance, and is a top five producer with all major Management & Professional Liability Insurance carriers. ARC’s growth can be attributed to the knowledge and expertise of its employees.  ARC also has a P&C division known ARC Specialty Brokers which places standard lines of business such as General Liability, Products Liability, Property, Umbrella and much more.  ARC also owns 2 managing general agent entities – Professional Risk Facilities, which has several programs within the Management and Professional Liability arena and Construction Risk Facilities which has the pen for an Umbrella Program for Contractors written by Star Stone.

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