Agents & Brokers News

Paris Terror Attacks Not Unexpected; Demand for Political Risk Cover Is Up

Terrorism, security and political risk experts from Willis provided some broad observations about last week’s terror attacks in Paris and how insurance buyers are responding. “The tragic events in Paris are a continuation of a pattern that has been proliferating …

Canada’s Cowan Insurance Group Acquires The Williamson Group

Cowan Insurance Group, a Canadian insurance brokerage and consulting operation, has acquired The Williamson Group, a financial services company focused on providing employer sponsored benefits, pensions and disability management programs, as well as individual financial services. Terms of the acquisition …

Most Popular Insurance Journal South Central Stories of 2014

Fraud, higher homeowners rates, fracking, and electronic traffic tickets are topics that drove readers to the following stories on InsuranceJournal.com in 2014. The following 10 stories led as the most popular picks by readers in the South Central region. Workers’ …

Arocha to Lead Cooper Gay’s Business Production in Venezuela

Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford (CGSC), the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, has appointed Rafael Arocha as head of Cooper Gay’s business production in Venezuela with immediate effect. He is based at Cooper Gay’s regional headquarters in Miami and report …

V3 Partners Adds Berkshire’s National Liability to Online Workers’ Comp Program

V3 Insurance Partners LLC  has enhanced its workers’ compensation program, adding National Liability & Fire Insurance Co., a Berkshire Hathaway Group company, as a new market. Now available in additional states with more class codes, V3iConnect Comp – a web-based …

OneBeacon Launches Environmental Website for Producers, Clients

OneBeacon Environmental, a member of Hamilton, Bermuda-based OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd., has launched a new website, www.onebeaconenvironmental.com, featuring overviews of product lines, classes of business, and industry products for specific types of businesses with environmental risks. Through the site, customers and …

Online Dovetail Offers MetLife Business Owners Policy in 5 States

Columbia, S.C.-based Dovetail Insurance, a supplier of cloud-based insurance products for agents and brokers, is offering a MetLife Business Owners Policy (BOP) through its NetBOP Insurance Portal in five states: California, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio. The company said …

Hiscox PRO Adds Admitted Policies, New Coverages

Hiscox has launched enhancements to its Hiscox PRO suite of insurance coverages for professional liability, encompassing a wider variety of professions with new admitted policies for technology, miscellaneous professional, privacy/data breach, home healthcare and standalone general liability products. The additions …

Allianz Business Services Limited Joins Willis Commercial Network

Willis Group Holdings announced that the Allianz-owned company, Allianz Business Services Limited (ABSL), trading as Premierline, has joined the Willis Commercial Network (WCN). Lancaster-based ABSL joins WCN as part of a deal that includes the sale of Willis’s Businesscare business …

Brokerslink Appoints Gooch to Drive Business Development

Independent insurance broker network Brokerslink has appointed Corey Gooch as its first director of business development. As part of the executive team, he will help drive Brokerslink’s growth by working with its broker members to introduce new clients and identify …