General Liability News

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 …

Texas Supreme Court Limits Insurance Exclusions for Builders, Contractors

The Texas Supreme Court issued a key ruling on Jan. 17 that impacts the liability insurance coverage that builders and general contractors carry. Writing for the court, Justice Phil Johnson denied an insurance company’s attempt to avoid paying a claim …

ProWriters Launches Small Business Online Quoting Platform

ProWriters is now providing agents and brokers access to online quoting and binding for small business professional liability insurance with general liability and/or a business owners policy (BOP). Quotes for small business risks can be accessed from an online portal …

Arch Insurance Group’s Contract Binding Operations Launch Excess Liability Capacity

Arch Insurance Group, a subsidiary of Arch Capital Group Ltd., has increased limits of up to $5 million on its general liability coverage in the newly-formed Contract Binding Operations. The Arch Contract Binding Operations unit, which started operations earlier this …

Cochrane & Company Combines Property, GL Coverage for Shooting Sports Program

Cochrane & Company has combined general liability and property insurance for its ARMS program for the shooting sports industry, which includes ammunition, firearms manufacturing, and all supporting specialties. The coverage is backed by a carrier rated A by A.M. Best …

CNA Introduces New Package Policy For Mid-Sized Businesses

CNA has launched CNA Paramount, a new package policy for mid-sized businesses that combines property and general liability coverage. CNA Paramount brings all the basic and critical property and crime coverage needs into one package, namely: business property including, but …

Bill to Fix California Surplus Lines, LLC Contractors Law Thriving

As a horde of bills that’s introduced each year wends their way through both houses of California’s Legislature, a few people in the insurance industry are watching closely an innocuous looking bill with simple language to change a few words …

ACE, Trust Risk Management Launch Small Healthcare Provider Program

ACE USA’s Medical Risk Group has expanded its relationship with Trust Risk Management Services, Inc. (TRMS) to offer an admitted professional and general liability policy designed to provide insurance protection to a variety of individuals and small groups of six …

Professional Risk Solutions to Offer Product Liability, Life Sciences Coverages

Wholesale Brokerage Professional Risk Solutions (PRS) has launched a new venture that extends its offerings to general and product liability coverages, as well as insurance options for the life sciences industry. Through its specialist team headed by Henry Gottesman in …

XL Group Names Huels to Lead Surplus Lines’ GL Team in Chicago

XL Group plc’s surplus lines team continues to grow with the addition of Matthew Huels who joins as vice president and general liability line of business head. He is based in Chicago and reports to Roxanne Mitchell, president of XL …