Fidelis Group Holdings LLC, through its subsidiary company Continental Underwriters Ltd., announced the formation of its new inland marine division and appointed two managing directors for the new unit.
Ed Helfers and Lisa Uzzo were named managing directors in charge of expanding the company’s existing inland marine portfolio utilizing the company’s national platform. The inland marine division will be based in New York.
Helfers and Uzzo worked with The Navigators Group, a specialty insurance holding company, for the past seven years.
The new division will be underwritten through Fidelis Group Holdings’ established relationship with Houston Casualty Company, a subsidiary of HCC Insurance Holdings Inc. The group will underwrite a broad-based inland marine portfolio on a national level.
Headquartered in Covington, Louisiana, Fidelis Group Holdings provides primary and excess marine insurance for hull and maritime liability coverages (P&I) for vessel owners, ship builders, terminal operators, fleet operators, stevedores, cargo handlers, marine contractors and a variety of other maritime insurance products.
Fidelis Group Holdings is the parent company of Continental Underwriters, which is the brokerage side of the company. Fidelis Group Holdings is the exclusive brown water marine underwriter for Houston Casualty Company. The company also accesses other carriers through Continental Underwriters.