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Swett & Crawford Expands Energy Practice Group

Swett & Crawford, headquartered in Atlanta, has formed a partnership with JH Blades, which will expand the capabilities offered by its Energy Practice Group. Operating as a coverholder and MGA, the Houston-based JH Blades underwrites upstream energy business both onshore …

EMPLOYERS Launches Work-Related Injury Hotline for Florida Small Business Clients

Small business insurer EMPLOYERS has launched Coventry/NT24, a 24-hour hotline staffed by registered nurses who provide medical guidance over the phone for work-related injuries or illnesses. The service is available to EMPLOYERS workers’ compensation policyholders in Florida. Coventry/NT24 is staffed …

Fireman’s Fund Enhances Prestige Home Premier Product

Fireman’s Fund has unveiled new coverages and enhancements to its Prestige Home Premier product, now available in six states and filing nationwide through 2016. Homeowners in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, and Oregon are now eligible for the new product, …

Brit Launches Cyber Product for Critical Infrastructure, Industrial Machinery

Brit PLC, a global specialty insurer and reinsurer, has developed an insurance service to protect companies operating critical infrastructure and industrial machinery from terrorist and other malicious attacks, such as sabotage, espionage and theft. Critical infrastructure, operated through complex software …

XL Group, Munich Re, New Energy Risk Provide Insurance for Fuel Cell Project

XL Group’s Complex Accounts unit, Munich Re’s Green Tech Solutions team, and consultants New Energy Risk (NER), have teamed up to deliver a performance insurance policy for a portfolio of fuel cell servers installed across the U.S. The insurance cover …

ACE Launches Global Primary Casualty Unit for U.S., Canadian Multinational Companies

ACE has launched a new division that consolidates its U.S. and global casualty offerings to create ACE Risk Management Global Casualty. The division will provide more efficient underwriting and servicing for large multinational companies, as well as smaller but growing …

Fireman’s Fund Expands Wildfire Response Program for Prestige Home Policyholders

In the midst of one of the most active wildfire seasons on record, Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company has expanded its wildfire program to include response services, which may include the application of fire-blocking options to a policyholder’s home and surrounding …

NAS Insurance Services Enhances Cyber Liability Insurance Product

NAS Insurance Services, an underwriting manager of specialty insurance, has introduced its new suite of cyber liability insurance services to respond to the growing needs of businesses facing constant threats of privacy and security breaches. NAS has added enhancements to …

Hiscox Launches Private Investment Fund Portfolio

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, has launched its Private Investment Fund Portfolio product to provide protection for many types of asset management firms. The portfolio provides coverage for lawsuits alleging breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, insider trading, securities law violations, …

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. …