Faith-based communities are making a positive difference in the world. 

From working with the homeless to providing a space for people to come together spiritually, we are committed to helping you build strong and safe foundation for a successful future.
Insurance and risk management for faith-based communities

We understand the daily myriad of risks and exposures you face. Gallagher offers professionalism, transparency and enterprise stewardship risk management to help you create and maintain a foundation of strength and uninterrupted service. There is no other religious insurance broker that has marshalled its global talent, experience and resources for the benefit of the sector and those it serves. Our religious insurance and consulting practice professionals constitute a size unparalleled in the industry. Add to this the fact that this has been a core practice for over 75 years for Gallagher and our companies.

When reviewing your risk management program, we use our CORE360™ methodology to analyze the six cost drivers that comprise your total cost of risk.

Ensuring your organization cultivates an environment to attract, retain and engage the right people to drive your productivity and growth, Gallagher BetterWorks℠ is our practice to holistically evaluate your organization’s wellbeing.

Our insurance, risk management and consulting team stands with you in the community and connecting you with a global team of risk management and benefits experts we do this every day throughout the world.

Keeping the faith, helping you engage and retain impactful leadership

As today’s population begins to retire, it is imperative that you maintain your current leadership and train now for the next generation. Our benefits consulting offering works to provide the best structure and terms within your financial means, and help you to consistently, effectively communicate to your employees, so they feel more engaged and committed to your organization. 

Whom we serve

We work with all types of church and faith-based institutions; have a deep understanding of each tradition and how insurance and benefit consulting needs shift based on communities and their preferred set of beliefs. We work with:

  • houses of worship including mosques, temples and churches
  • administrative structures
  • private schools, colleges, universities and schools (both day and boarding)
  • religious communities and clergy
  • mega ministries including mega vision worship centers
  • faith-based social service agencies and charities
  • faith-based nursing homes, center for the disabled and infirmed
Solutions for stewardship and risk management

Our religious consulting and advisory services are designed to meet the specific needs of dynamic faith-based communities. From helping you reduce fixed costs through alternative risk financing to advocating with carriers to manuscript coverage and aid you in the claims process to working to help you build strong cultures, we are committed to helping you create positive futures for your stakeholders. Our solutions include:

  • governance practices, performance and leadership development
  • alternative risk financing and captives
  • affinity programs
  • claims administration and advocacy (TPA)
  • enterprise risk management and compliance (ERMC)
  • health and welfare benefits and wellness
  • human resource consulting
  • institutional advisory (investments, SRI) and fiduciary services
  • global missionary support & travel
  • property, casualty, automotive, workers compensation and risk management
  • retirement funding strategies
  • student health and risk
  • underwriting programs for faith-based organizations and ministries
We run to problems – not away from them.
Tenet #20, The Gallagher Way
Building capacity - aligning with you today, so you can serve your community in the future

Faith-based organizations and NGO missionaries serve under a myriad of risks and exposures today – from child sexual abuse cases, #metoo, active shooter incidents and more. Our risk management and HR and benefits professionals work with faith leaders to break down the issues, have open and honest conversations to develop a path forward to mitigate risks, protect their congregations, volunteers, board members and employees. How do we do this? We are proactive, innovative, and collaborative in organizing think tanks, working sessions, and conferences. These events are a time for all faiths to come together and collaborate on how to make sure they continue their outreach and impact.

Gallagher has worked with church and religious sector for over 75 years, linking back to a tragic fire at an Archdiocese of Chicago primary school. The losses took a toll on the community and the parish, as they we not property insured. Gallagher worked with the Archdiocese of Chicago to consolidate more than 400 entities under one policy and create a new model of insurance to cover all parishes and ministries. Since this time, we have expanded our services to all faiths and ministries all over the world - with the same mission: develop risk management and benefit programs that protect the organization so you can focus on your kingdom building.

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