Cross Insurance Promotes Eric Jermyn to President, Cross Employee Benefits

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Cross Insurance, announces the promotion of Eric Jermyn to President of Cross Employee Benefits.  He will be based in Portland, Maine.

In this new role, Jermyn’s duties include the growth and maintenance of Cross Insurance’s benefits business, as well as P&L responsibilities for the company’s operations in Augusta, Lewiston and Portland, Maine, and Somersworth, New Hampshire.

“We are proud to recognize Eric’s contributions to our Employee Benefits division.  With his extensive industry knowledge and commitment to excellence, we expect Cross Employee Benefits to continue to prosper under his leadership,” said Jonathan Cross, Chief Operating Officer of Cross Insurance.

“Working with the Cross Insurance team has been a highlight of my career,” Jermyn said. “I’m honored to be named President of Cross Employee Benefits and look forward to the challenges and opportunities this new position will provide.”

An insurance industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience, Jermyn joined Cross Employee Benefits in 2015 as Vice President of Business Development.   Prior to joining Cross, he worked at Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maine as Director of Large Group Sales.  For most of his insurance career, Jermyn worked in partnership with Cross and other brokers in the State. 

Active in the community, Jermyn has served on the Kennebec Valley Chamber Board since 2010, elected as the KV Chamber Board Chair for 2016.  Jermyn also serves as the Vice Chair and Finance Committee Chair for Maine School Administrative District 11 serving Gardiner, Pittston, Randolph and West Gardiner. A lifelong New England sports fan, Jermyn volunteers his time as an umpire for Gardiner Area Cal Ripken baseball and has coached his children’s sports teams.

Jermyn is a graduate of UMass/Dartmouth, with a Bachelor of Arts degree Humanities and Social Science. He lives in Gardiner with his wife, Kathie, and their two children.

The Cross Employee Benefits division works with employers to offer health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, short-term and long- term disability insurance, and voluntary and non-voluntary life insurance.  Cross Employee Benefits Division has become Maine’s largest Employee Benefits provider and represents more than 15,000 employee benefit clients throughout New England and the northeast. 

“We believe that our exceptional services and commitment to responsive benefit services builds a foundation for strong business partnerships and satisfying long-term results,” Jermyn said.