General Liability News

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 …

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 …