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Risk Strategies acquired LaRocca & Associates, Inc., a brokerage focused in health and welfare benefits across several industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Established in 1980, LaRocca & Associates has a focus on employee benefits and property and casualty that Risk Strategies says will enhance its national employee benefits practice.

InsurTech NY announced its growth-stage InsurTech accelerator cohort, selecting 22 startups to participate in its insurance carrier and broker sponsored program. The program will provide access to insurance carriers and brokers looking to deploy new technologies and provide financial backing to digital managing general agencies. Selected startups include: Assurely, Dealer Policy, Ecopia, GradientAI, Guardhog,, Honcho, Neural Metrics, Pinpoint Predictive, Relay, and TrustLayer.

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