Cottingham & Butler handles both casualty (insurance) & benefits (for employees). The company provides risk management and employee benefit services through seven divisions with a focus on the transportation industry. Its divisions include those dedicated to risk management, employee benefits, property and casualty insurance, and safety management. Cottingham & Butler's SISCO Benefits group serves the health care industry with managed care and wellness programs as well administrative services. Its Captive and Programs unit runs jointly-owned group insurance firms for companies in similar industries. Cottingham & Butler was founded in 1887.
Cottingham & Butler also owns Assurex Global, an association of private insurance brokers. It has more than 500 members in 80 countries.
In addition to the company's Transportation Group, its Safety Management Services and Casualty Claims units both concentrate their efforts on the transportation industry.
The company's Captives group not only serves captives, it also helps set them up and manage them. Group captives, which is what Cottingham & Butler provides, allow medium-sized companies to pool their insurance purchasing resources and negotiate discounts usually only available to much larger firms. The company has more than 110 customers in its group captives, some of which specialize in trucking.
The family-owned company is run by John Butler, the great grandson of founder Dixon Cottingham, who formed the firm in 1887. Ellis Butler, John's father, married into the family and joined the business, adding his name to the banner. – less