Markets/Coverages News

OneBeacon Launches Environmental Website for Producers, Clients

OneBeacon Environmental, a member of Hamilton, Bermuda-based OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd., has launched a new website, www.onebeaconenvironmental.com, featuring overviews of product lines, classes of business, and industry products for specific types of businesses with environmental risks. Through the site, customers and …

XL Group Expands Executive Liability Protection in U.S.

XL Group’s Professional Liability arm has released a new Executive and Corporate Securities Liability policy form to protect companies and their directors and officers from what it terms “an increasingly complex litigation and regulatory environment in the U.S. and around …

Top 10 Casualty Insurance Trends for 2015: Marsh

While casualty insurance rates remain stable overall and new capacity continues to enter the market, certain classes of business continue to be difficult to place, according to Marsh’s U.S. Casualty Practice. The following report outlines 10 key trends that Marsh …

Online Dovetail Offers MetLife Business Owners Policy in 5 States

Columbia, S.C.-based Dovetail Insurance, a supplier of cloud-based insurance products for agents and brokers, is offering a MetLife Business Owners Policy (BOP) through its NetBOP Insurance Portal in five states: California, Illinois, Indiana, North Carolina and Ohio. The company said …

AssureStart Adds 5 States

Online small business insurer AssureStart of Seattle is now open for business in five additional states: Montana, Utah, Mississippi, Iowa and Arkansas. The move is part of a company initiative to have a nationwide presence by early 2015. AssureStart currently sells …

XL Group Offers Artworks Coverage in UK for Art Exhibitions

XL Group has launched Key Artworks insurance coverage in the U.K. to cover cancelled or abandoned fine art exhibitions and their financial losses in cases where a star attraction art piece is damaged, stolen or otherwise unfit to be publicly …

BusinesFirst Enters Workers’ Compensation Market in Georgia

BusinessFirst Insurance Co., a monoline workers’ compensation company, is now offering coverage to employers in Georgia. BusinessFirst and affiliate RetailFirst Insurance Co. comprise the RetailFirst Insurance Group. During 2013, the companies reported more than $108 million in combined direct written …

Zurich Program Covers YMCAs, Camps, Jewish Community Groups

Zurich American Insurance Co. has launched a new product under its ZProgramsMatch specialty insurance program to protect YMCAs, Jewish community organizations and camps. The program, which is available through Zurich Program Administrators, offers property insurance; crime; inland marine; general liability, …

Hiscox PRO Adds Admitted Policies, New Coverages

Hiscox has launched enhancements to its Hiscox PRO suite of insurance coverages for professional liability, encompassing a wider variety of professions with new admitted policies for technology, miscellaneous professional, privacy/data breach, home healthcare and standalone general liability products. The additions …

ISO Endorsements Address Ebola Risk for Businesses

ISO is responding to concerns about Ebola with the development of two new coverage endorsements designed to help businesses when the virus strikes. Specifically, they’re structured to assist businesses when government officials step in to control the virus’s spread, and …