geographical expansion News

Lighthouse Insurance Expands Homeowners Program to North Carolina

Beginning in November 2014, Lighthouse Property Insurance Corp. will offer homeowners insurance and flood insurance throughout North Carolina. While Lighthouse will debut in the state with only homeowners and flood, it expects to introduce a dwelling fire product in 2015. …

AssureStart Expands Online Small Business Insurance Sales to Four More States

AssureStart, the online small business insurance provider, is now open for business in Nevada, New York, Ohio and South Carolina. AssureStart sells business property and general liability insurance on the Internet exclusively to small businesses with fewer than 30 employees. …

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Adds BOP Product in Illinois

Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies (formerly known as GUARD Insurance Group) has begun offering businessowner’s policy (BOP) and umbrella coverage in Illinois.  The company already has an established presence in the state with workers’ compensation premium totaling about $10.5 million …

ITC Expands Comparative Rating System, TurboRater, to Nevada

Insurance Technologies Corporation (ITC), a provider of marketing, rating and management software and services, has expanded its comparative rating system TurboRater with its release of automated insurance rating information for personal lines insurance in Nevada. The insurance carriers available today …

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 …

Markel Now Underwriting Trade Credit Insurance in U.S.

Markel Corp. is now underwriting trade credit insurance in its New York office. Policies will be underwritten on an admitted basis, utilizing two Markel insurance companies, Markel American Insurance Co. and Markel Insurance Co. Products may not be available in …

FirstComp Launches Small Business BOP Product in Hawaii

FirstComp, a division of Markel Service, Inc., has launched a new small business owner policy, FirstComp EssentialBOP, for FirstComp-appointed independent agents writing business in Hawaii. The BOP product is also available in Arkansas, California, Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, …

NORCAL Mutual Expands Medical Professional Liability Coverage to Nevada

NORCAL Mutual Insurance Co. is now offering medical professional liability insurance to Nevada physicians. For the past eight years, Nevada healthcare professionals have been offered coverage from Medicus Insurance Company, a NORCAL Mutual wholly owned subsidiary. Upon renewal, Medicus policyholders …

MMIC Expands into Colorado

Minnesota-based MMIC Insurance, Inc. is now doing business in Colorado. The company offers medical professional liability insurance, health IT services and patient safety options to hospitals and large health systems, long-term care, and allied health care providers. The expansion also …

Crestbrook Insurance Expands into Arizona

Crestbrook Insurance Co., an affluent market personal lines carrier, has expanded into Arizona. Independent insurance agents and brokers appointed with Crestbrook in Arizona are now able to offer the property and casualty carrier’s products and services to their affluent clients. …