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Acadia Insurance Launches Small Business Product in Maine, New Hampshire

Acadia Insurance, a W. R. Berkley Co., has launched a new insurance policy for small businesses in Maine and New Hampshire called AcadiaAdvantage.  The product is expected to be available in additional states this fall. AcadiaAdvantage combines features of a …

MAPFRE Insurance Enters Pennsylvania Auto, Home Insurance Market

MAPFRE Insurance has entered the Pennsylvania insurance market. MAPFRE’s operations in Pennsylvania will be headquartered in King of Prussia and the company will offer private passenger automobile and homeowners insurance to customers through its network of independent agents. MAPFRE’s launch …

National Interstate Enhances RV Coverage In New York

National Interstate Insurance Co. has enhanced its specialty recreational vehicle insurance product offering  in the state of New York with additional coverages including total loss replacement, agreed value, and consignment. According to Tony Mercurio, executive vice president and chief operating …

Medical Malpractice Insurer, NJ PURE, Forms Strategic Alliance with LIU

NJ PURE, a medical malpractice insurer in New Jersey, has entered into a strategic alliance with Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance. According to Eric S. Poe, chief litigation and marketing officer of NJ PURE, NJ …

Small Business Online Insurer AssureStart Now Writing in Maryland, Pennsylvania

AssureStart, a Seattle-based start-up direct company that sells small business insurance on the Internet, has opened for business in Maryland and Pennsylvania. Owned primarily by American Family Insurance, AssureStart opened in Texas in November 2013 and now is in three …

Arbella Expands Carpartment Insurance to Connecticut

The Arbella Insurance Group has expanded Carpartment insurance to Connecticut, via Bearingstar Insurance agents. Designed to help make renter’s insurance policies simpler and more affordable, Carpartment offers discounts to tenants who insure their cars with Arbella. According to Jim Hyatt, …

Synapse Services, LIU Launch Remediation Professional Policy in New Jersey

Synapse Services, LLC., a nationwide wholesale environmental insurance firm, has launched a new insurance policy that provides individual liability coverage for Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRPs) in New Jersey. Synapse is the distributor of the policy, which is underwritten by …

GEICO to Sell Commercial Auto Coverage Direct to Customers in N.Y.

Business owners in New York can now purchase commercial auto coverage directly from GEICO, which could lead to lower premium rates for many risks. Commercial insurance packages cover the cars, trucks and vans used by small businesses such as contractors, …

CMIC Announces Additional Practice Coverage for Doctors

CMIC, a doctor-owned medical malpractice insurer serving Connecticut and Massachusetts, has launched a new program for Massachusetts doctors who are employed outside of their regular practice (commonly referred to as moonlighting). The new program is available to doctors in the …

NFIB, EMPLOYERS Expand Workers Comp Program to New Jersey

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has extended discounted workers’ compensation coverage benefits to its members in New Jersey through EMPLOYERS. Based on the latest expansion, EMPLOYERS offers NFIB members discounted workers’ compensation coverage in 28 states nationwide. NFIB …