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InsureCast
a division of Gaston & Associates, Inc. 
Technology Insurance
Loss Scenarios for IT Firms
  Jury award for compensatory damages.
When a software solutions provider fails to live up to performance commitments made via a contract for a new software system, a local jury awards the plaintiff in excess of $2 million in compensatory damages.
Indemnity Paid: $2,400,000
Defense Cost Paid: $345,000
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What’s special about InsureCast?

  • You work directly with principals and receive personal attention
  • Well-established company, in business since 1895, not a fly-by-night company
  • Experience in handling the special needs of technology companies (network security, hacker protection, viruses)
  • InsureCast represents virtually every A-Rated carrier with specialty products for technology businesses so we can market your account aggressively and secure the best pricing available
 
 

Who is InsureCast?

InsureCast is a division of Gaston & Associates, Inc., a NY based insurance agency tracing its roots through 4 generations of family, and incorporated in 1895.

Our customers range from start-ups to public companies. We serve about four thousand clients nationally and throughout the world. InsureCast's marketing territory is national in scope, and we hold property-casualty and life-health licenses in all states except Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and West Virginia. We are dedicated to giving excellent service to all our clients and continue our 117 years of providing business and professional liability insurance. More...

 
 
 

Biographical Data of Key Personnel

 

Profile of Founder:

Frederick K. Gaston IV, CPCU

President

The background and experiences of Frederick K. Gaston, IV form the basis of the initial core competency of the Gaston & Associates' Internet-based Insurance Buying Process, from conceptualization to implementation.

Fred Gaston IV
Frederick K. Gaston IV

Fred has worked for the last fifteen years as the President of Gaston & Associates, a 100 year-old family owned and operated insurance agency specializing in commercial insurance coverage. He is responsible for strategic technology planning and the implementation of new business systems. Fred earned a BA degree in Asian Studies from Cornell University, and has also attained the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation.

The competitive edge to Gaston & Associates' unique capability to successfully provide professional level insurance coverage via the Internet lies in Fred Gaston's vision and cutting edge technology. Over time, he perfected his knowledge and understanding of computer systems and web development, and has immersed himself in the creation of unique and dedicated websites. He has developed a web application that is easy to use, highly reliable, and secures the necessary information to properly underwrite a variety of businesses. This technology, combined with a keen sense of marketing and creativity, allows Fred and his firm an inside track in continuously finding innovative, technology based business methods. It enhances our customers' interaction via the Internet and provides an unparalleled experience in the purchase of insurance coverage.

 
 

Frederick K. Gaston III

Chief Executive Officer

Frederick K. Gaston III graduated from Yale University in 1957 with a B.A. in American Studies. He served three years in the U.S. Navy, being discharged as a lieutenant, j.g.

Fred Gaston III
Frederick K. Gaston III

Fred worked for the Travelers in Buffalo and their Hartford Home Office for three years in extensive training to later join the family agency.

In 1963 Fred joined Frederick K. Gaston Inc. and became president in 1966. The agency serviced Fortune 500 accounts until 1984, such as Babcock & Wilcox and portions of Chase Manhattan Bank, and acted in a brokerage capacity for accounts such as: Ethyl, Witco, Lord Electric and Irving Trust.

In 1984, Fred founded the firm Gaston-McKown, which later became Gaston & Associates, Inc.

Fred resides in Wilton, Connecticut with his wife. His three children are married.

 
 
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