SPORTS INSURANCE SPECIALISTS
A-G Administrators Sports Athletics Insurance
#1 in our field

Sports Insurance Specialists

Sports insurance specialists, A-G Administrators is a different kind of insurance provider with a focus on results for the athlete and peace of mind for the program.

With A-G you and your athletes will receive:

  • Unsurpassed personal attention and professional service.

  • Industry leading value and cost savings.

  • Superior technologies in our products, services and guidance.

Today, A-G provides expert advice and uniquely designed insurance solutions to over:

As your sports insurance specialists, we are innovators in the field and, throughout our history, we have maintained a 95% client retention rate. We believe this is the result of our unique approach and extremely high service standards.

Whether you are a college or university who wants to develop a comprehensive risk management program for your student-athletes, a youth sports club looking to insure the risk of your participants’ injuries, or an agent or broker seeking the best solutions for your clients, A-G is here to provide you with the uniquely designed program designed for your specific needs.


Fueled by Technology,
Powered by People. 

EGBAR is A-G Administrators’ powerful claims management application. EGBAR stands for Efficiency Generating Business Automation Resource and it’s an important difference between our offering and that of our competitors.

EGBAR combines unparalleled transparency to the claims process with instant access while ensuring the security of information.

This state-of-the-art application provides a suite of services that are unmatched in the industry. EGBAR is a proprietary claims management system that provides a portal to information for the athlete and customer. With EGBAR, you can view overall claims history, generate reports for comprehensive risk management strategies, or check on the status of a specific claim in real time.

The spirit of EGBAR is in everything we do at A-G where our employees are like athletes on a team, each playing a vital role in your program’s success. EGBAR is a proprietary claims management system that provides a portal of information for our clients.

Citius, Altius, Fortius

EGBAR is an amazing tool that alleviates complexity and provides peace of mind for the insured.

The original concept of EGBAR was associated with grace under pressure when the matriarch of the family owned and operated company was undergoing a terminal illness and she’d often proclaim, “Everything is Going to be All Right.” Her sons, Jake and Dixon Gillis advanced their mother’s philosophy into a corporate culture of excellence where all employees strive for best in class service. A-G Administrators has evolved that philosophy into all areas of business, from customer service to technology and a commitment to be faster, higher, stronger and the absolute best choice for sports insurance.

Founder, Al Gillis established A-G Administrators in 1983 and the firm has grown to become the leader in the sports insurance industry. Still family owned and operated today, what started 30 years ago as a one-man operation handling local K-12 school district accident accounts, has evolved into the national leader in innovative sports and special risk accident medical insurance. 

Since inception, we have focused on insuring athletes, and we have honed our expertise and core business to effectively serve interscholastic, youth, collegiate and Olympic sports programs and student health plans. 

In 2008 two of Al’s sons—Dixon and Jake, who had been in the business for 10 years with Al—purchased the business and have been focused on maintaining and steadily building upon the core values of the company.

Today, A-G still writes accident, health and liability plans for K-12 programs and is the leader in collegiate student and athletics programs, national governing bodies, many youth sports organizations and special risk coverages to niche markets (camps, clinics, day care centers, first responders, etc). We currently work with over 750 K-12 school districts, 425 colleges and over 3,000 special risk clients and are proud to be known as a leader in the marketplace for fair pricing and outstanding customer service.

In 2018 A-G Administrators aligned with the 1251 Capital Group, a strategic partner for property and casualty insurance businesses with 50 years of experience, expert at accelerating growth and scaling operations. While A-G Administrators will utilize 1251’s operating experience and strategic resources, we will maintain the independent culture as sports insurance specialists. 

In a time when many peers are focused on automating customer service, A-G has continuously improved our commitment to offering the best personal services while recognizing the enhanced efficiency and productivity that come with technological improvements.

Dixon Gillis

Chief Executive Officer

As the CEO, Dixon is charged with maintaining and growing the legacy of the company started by his father, Al Gillis. Dixon’s professional involvement at A-G began as a claims examiner where he learned our core values of serving our clients while cherishing our relationship with our carriers and business partners alike. Dixon’s passion and drive to develop the premier Sports Insurance Specialists’ firm may very well be the result of his own experience as a member of the men’s rowing team at the University of Pennsylvania and with the United States National Team. Dixon is an avid sports fan, and his favorite team is his Home Team! Carey, his wife, and four kids: Sebastian, Jackson, Dixon and Lexington.

Jake Gillis

President & Chief Operating Officer

Jake came to A-G with experience in derivatives and other trading platforms in New York and Chicago, and owned Jakes Steaks in San Francisco. He uses his experience and foresight to proactively address details while inspiring exponential growth throughout A-G. Passionate about sports, Jake’s favorite sports teams are the Eagles and the Phillies. Jake holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Jake and his wife Kelly have three wonderful, athletic and musical daughters – Bella, Jayla and Rosie.

James Shipp

Chief Marketing Officer

James works to bridge the gap between clinical and financial risk management as it specifically pertains to health and accident insurance. Prior to entering the sports insurance arena, Shipp served as a collegiate athletic trainer and athletics administrator at Towson University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Shipp earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his master's degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Shipp is a licensed insurance producer and certified athletic trainer.

Tiago Rolo

Chief Technology Officer

Although his background is in IT and Engineering at IST in Portugal, he sees himself a business person first, and has been passionate about business intelligence and efficiency since the beginning of his career at a startup in Lisbon. After 15 years as a consultant in the public, private and academic sectors, Tiago joined A-G to spearhead the EGBAR platform design and implementation. He remains enthusiastic about working at a company that is constantly looking for new ways technology can assist in better serving our business and our clients. As any Portuguese he is a big fan of soccer and looks forward to watching Ronaldo continue to carry the national team to victory.


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A-G Administrators has taken the financial management of student-athlete injuries to an unprecedented level at the University of Pennsylvania in just a short 4 year period. Their ability to resolve claims in an equitable and fair manner is a WIN/WIN for all parties. A-G Administrators defines Value Added.


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