Petersen Inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame

W--Harold-PetersenHarold Petersen was inducted into the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame last month at the Olmstead Center at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. A pioneer of, and advocate for the disability income (DI)insurance industry, Petersen was one of five insurance professionals honored during the Iowa Insurance Hall of Fame’s 19th annual ceremonial dinner.

Petersen was born, raised and began his insurance career in Council Bluffs, Iowa. After moving his family to Southern California in 1967, Petersen founded a brokerage firm with a focus on traditional and specialty DI insurance.  As an MGA for several of the country’s top carriers, he set records in sales and standards for the industry.

Subsequently, Petersen developed a successful relationship with the Lloyd’s marketplace that has forever shaped the world of high-limit DI insurance in the United States.  After more than 33 years, Petersen International Underwriters remains the largest Lloyd’s Coverholder in the American DI insurance market.

Petersen can be reached at 800-345-8816 or at

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