General Liability News

Marketform Committed to All Current Underwriting Lines After Strategic Review

Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform has confirmed its commitment to all its current underwriting lines after completing a strategic review. These remaining lines are: accident & health, travel; bloodstock & livestock; cargo; financial lines; marine & energy liability; marine hull & …

Specialist Lloyd’s Underwriter Marketform to Exit General Liability Business

Specialist Lloyd’s underwriter Marketform announced it no longer will write general liability business. This decision forms part of a broader strategic review of the business, which included an assessment of Marketform’s general liability account. “Alongside its shareholder, American Financial Group, …

Hiscox Appoints Waddell to Lead General Liability Team with Focus on U.S. Risks

Hiscox London Market has appointed Nick Waddell as general liability line underwriter; establishing Hiscox’s first ever stand-alone general liability team as the business seeks to take advantage of a London market resurgence in U.S. general liability risks. Reporting to Neil …

London’s IUA Supports Coordinated, International Approach to Drone Regulation

A coordinated, international approach to the regulation of aviation drones is essential for the technology to thrive, said the International Underwriting Association (IUA), which represents wholesale re/insurance companies in the London market. As a result of rapidly growing interest in …

ACE Strengthens Casualty Offering for Multinational Activities of Canada Firms

ACE Group says it is strengthening its global primary casualty offering with an expanded service platform designed to protect the multinational business activities of Canadian companies. ACE Risk Management Global Casualty is providing a dedicated team of underwriting professionals and …

Navigators Launches Lloyd’s-Based International Casualty Unit

The Navigators Group, Inc. announced that Navigators Underwriting Agency Ltd., its wholly owned Lloyd’s managing agency subsidiary, has created an International Casualty unit, which will “offer a range of liability solutions across three main product lines: General Liability, Environmental Impairment …

California Surplus Lines up Considerably in 2014, Report Shows

Premiums for California wholesalers rose considerably in 2014 from a year earlier, showing that segment of the industry outperformed the rest of the state’s economy, according to a report from the Surplus Lines Association of California. For 2014 there was …

BHSI Lowers Casualty Minimum Premiums, Adds Deductible Options

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is broadening its casualty appetite in the U.S., lowering its minimum policy premium for eligible products liability, general casualty, energy and trucking risks, while introducing deductible options for primary general liability and product liability policies. …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Adds Contractor’s, Business Crisis Cover

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) has created a Contractor’s Broad Form Coverage, which is now available to contractors with BHSI’s primary general liability practice policies. In addition, BHSI is offering contractors its Business Crisis Event Cost Coverage endorsement with these …

SeaFire Seeks Agency Partners for Dealership Programs in Oregon and Idaho

Overland Park, Kan.-based SeaFire Insurance Services is seeking new agency partners in Oregon and Idaho for its auto dealer and repair insurance program. SeaFire will consider appointments for retail insurance agencies with scale, brand, resources and auto dealer expertise. Agents can …