A-G Administrators:

Your Sports Insurance Specialists

Get the results for the athlete and peace of mind for your program you need and want from a different kind of insurance provider.

Whether you are a college or university who wants to develop a comprehensive risk management program for your student-athletes, a K-12 school interested in student accident insurance, a youth sports club looking to insure your participants’ injury risks, or an agent or broker seeking the best solutions for your clients, A-G Administrators has your answer.

Today, A-G provides expert advice and uniquely designed insurance solutions that cover:

  • 675+ colleges and universities
  • 3,200+ K-12 schools and school systems
  • 3,000 youth sports organizations, including several National Governing Bodies

As innovators in the field of student insurance plans and college sports insurance, you’ll find we are committed to reducing the financial and administrative pain points that families, institutions, and programs suffer when a student or student-athlete is injured.

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

Our employees are like athletes on a team, each playing a vital role in your program’s success. When you experience our results and peace of mind first hand, you’ll understand why we’ve maintained a 95% client retention rate throughout our history.

Fueled by Technology,
Powered by People.

EGBAR is A-G Administrators’ powerful proprietary claims management application. EGBAR stands for Efficiency Generating Business Automation Resource, and it’s a critical difference between our programs and that of our competitors.

EGBAR combines unparalleled transparency to the claims process with instant access while ensuring the security of information. Through EGBAR’s information portal, you can:

  • View overall claims history
  • Generate reports for comprehensive risk management strategies
  • Check on the status of a claim in real-time
  • Manage providers
  • And more

You’ll find this state-of-the-art application provides a suite of services unmatched in the industry for alleviating complexity and providing peace of mind.

At a time when many peers are focused on automating customer service, A-G continuously improves our personal services while recognizing the enhanced efficiency and productivity that come with technological improvements. EGBAR is the most tangible example we can show of our commitment to providing superior service and peace of mind to athletes and institutions.

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 A-G’s family-owned and operated company was undergoing a terminal illness. 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 you’ll find the spirit of EGBAR in everything we do—from customer service to technology. And, like the Olympics’ Citius, Altius, Fortius, you’ll see it in our commitment to being faster, higher, stronger, and the absolute best choice for sports insurance.


Our History

Founder Al Gillis established A-G Administrators in 1983 as a one-man operation to handle local K-12 school district accident accounts. Nearly 40 years later, A-G Administrators has grown to become the national leader in the sports insurance industry, handling innovative sports and special risk accident medical insurance.

Since our start, we have focused on insuring athletes, and honing 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 company’s core values.

Today, A-G still writes accident, health, and liability plans for K-12 programs. A-G is also the leader in collegiate student and athletics insurance programs, along with plans for national governing bodies and many youth sports organizations. We also offer special risk coverages to niche markets such as camps, clinics, daycare centers, first responders, and others.

Currently, we work with more than 3,200 K-12 school districts, 675 colleges, and over 3,000 special risk clients, and we are proud to have a reputation 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 and expertise at accelerating growth and scaling operations. While A-G Administrators will utilize 1251’s operating experience and strategic resources, we will maintain our independent culture as sports insurance specialists.

After nearly 40 years serving many thousands of athletes, students, and institutions, we look forward to playing a vital role in finding a solution for your sports insurance risk management needs—now and in the future.

Executive Staff

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 Underwriting Officer

Jake came to A-G with experience in derivatives and other trading platforms in New York and Chicago and owned Jake’s 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 Bachelor of Arts degree 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 Operating 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 as 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.

Nov 19, 2021

Congrats To Jefferson University’s Women's Basketball Coach Tom Shirley.

A-G Administrators congratulates coach Tom Shirley on his 800th career win with Jefferson University Women’s Basketball team.

Without a doubt, I can tell you that A-G Administrators is awesome! The staff at A-G is professional and courteous, focused on facilitating the care the athletes need, and they do it in a manner that saves their schools and organizations money…all while making the collection process easy for my staff. What else can I say — they get it and they are great!

Dr. William C. Meyers

Core Muscle Injury Surgeon

Founder, The Vincera Institute

The PSBA Insurance Trust is proud to partner with A-G Administrators for the Student and Volunteer Accident programs made available to the PSBA membership. Out of this partnership, we are confident that our member school entities are receiving the highest level of service and support. A-G’s collaborative approach, their dedication to Pennsylvania’s public schools and their expertise make this an easy choice as a partner and the best choice for our members.

Kelsey Carbaugh

Marketing Manager

PSBA Insurance Trust

For the past ten years, I have had the pleasure of working closely with A-G Administrators as they provide stellar service for the District’s student sports insurance needs.They understand the value of providing outstanding products that are competitively priced, benefiting a school budget that relies heavily on local funds. As a local, multi-generation family business, they have consistently provided reliable and committed service while working with our families to deliver the best possible outcome in their time of need.

Arthur J. McDonnell

Business Manager

Tredyffrin Easttown School District

A-G Administrators, A-G for ‘Always Game’. The team led by Dixon and Jake, are always game for a challenge, always game for performance at the highest level, and most importantly based on my experience and one who considers A-G a trusted partner of the University of Pennsylvania, always game for positive results and outcomes. A-G Administrators focus is client centric.

Benjamin Evans

Associate Vice President- Office of Risk Management and Insurance

The University of Pennsylvania

Our Solutions

Complete coverage that you and your entire team can count on from day one.

Work With Us

We partner with licensed insurance agents and brokers throughout the United States.

Customer Service

We pride ourselves on going above and beyond in adjudicating claims and communicating with medical providers and our clients.


A-G has the experience to offer the best custom coverage for every program and the best customer service to ensure a worry-free process for every claim. The nation’s most competitive K-12, collegiate and youth programs Achieve Greatness with A-G!

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