Insurance Journal » Markets/Coverages http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Mon, 27 Apr 2015 01:18:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.2 Swiss Re Corporate Solutions & IBM Offer Protection Against Cyber Attacks http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/04/23/365401.htm Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:49:23 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=365401 Swiss Re Corporate Solutions joins forces with IBM Security to provide advanced cyber risk protection products and services to companies worldwide, aiming to help businesses defend themselves against increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks. The IBM-Swiss Re Corporate Solutions agreement combines IBM’s …

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Florida’s Prepared Insurance Joins Write Your Own Flood Program http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/04/21/365016.htm Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:00:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=365016 Prepared Insurance Company (PIC), a Florida property/casualty carrier, has been approved to participate in the Write Your Own Flood Program (WYO). The insurer is offering Florida consumers the ability to purchase flood and homeowners insurance through one carrier with one …

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ACE Expands Liability Coverage for Assisted Living, Long Term Care Facilities http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/21/364939.htm Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:00:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364939 ACE Group has introduced four new medical liability coverage endorsements, designed to provide more comprehensive protection to the expanding long term care healthcare sector. The new endorsements include: media event expense; disciplinary proceeding defense; emergency evacuation expense; and patient property …

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XL Group Introduces New Environmental Excess Policy Form http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/20/364877.htm Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:00:10 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364877 XL Group’s Environmental insurance business has created a new excess insurance policy to provide clients and brokers in the U.S. and Canada with a simplified way to buy an additional layer of environmental insurance protection. This new excess insurance form …

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K&K Insurance Launches Off-Track Coverage for Motorsports http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/16/364582.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2015 04:18:01 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364582 K&K Insurance Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Aon plc has launched a new program offering off-track physical damage coverage for competition vehicles via the web. The program, accessible through K&K’s newest insurance website, www.motorsportsinsurance-kk.com, provides agents with the ability to …

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XL Launches Stand-Alone Auto Parts Recall Policy http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/04/15/364370.htm Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:46:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364370 XL Group announced the launch of a stand-alone automotive parts recall policy, a tailored insurance solution designed for suppliers in the automotive industry. The policy delivers a choice of coverage to respond to the increased exposures and liabilities related to …

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NGM Insurance Brings Expanded Work Comp Program to Vermont http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2015/04/14/364278.htm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:44:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364278 The Main Street America Group’s NGM Insurance Co. has introduced an expanded workers’ compensation program in Vermont via its network of independent insurance agents across the state. NGM’s expanded workers’ compensation product considers 10 characteristics that impact company placement, including …

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Schinnerer Unveils New Architects & Engineers Professional Liability Form http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/14/364258.htm Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:23:11 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364258 Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, an underwriting manager, has launched a new professional liability policy form for design professionals. The new form includes a variety of policy enhancements for large, mid-size, and small architecture, engineering, surveying, and design consultant clients. …

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Great American Expands Capacity for Pollution Products http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/13/364140.htm Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:21:25 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364140 Great American Insurance Group has expanded its complete pollution product line policy aggregate limits of liability to $50 million per loss/$100 million. This expanded capacity can be offered on both a primary layer or on an excess of loss basis. …

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XL, Cobalt Underwriting Launch Shariah-Compliant Equine Product at Lloyd’s http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/04/13/364099.htm Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:40:07 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364099 XL Group and Cobalt Underwriting have launched the first Shariah-compliant product to be available through Lloyd’s of London. The cover is an equine product, which responds to named perils, mortality, theft, infertility and permanent disability, among other risks, XL said …

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J.H. Blade Launches Pollution Response Service for Energy Risks http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/10/364020.htm Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:30:26 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364020 National upstream oil and gas energy MGA J.H. Blades & Co. Inc., along with the Swett & Crawford Dallas Energy team and the recently-acquired Burke Daniels Inc., have joined forces with Wild Well Control Inc. to launch an early intervention pollution control and mitigation program for the …

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Atlas General Launches New West Coast Habitational Program http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/10/364014.htm Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:20:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=364014 Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, has launched a new west coast habitational program available in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. The program is exclusive to Atlas and is open to commercial apartment buildings, …

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USI Insurance Services Launches Builder’s Risk Program http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/09/363807.htm Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:00:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363807 USI Insurance Services has launched a new builder’s risk program that provides broader coverage for all project types and sizes, with capacity for frame and renovation projects, including catastrophic perils. This is designed to be an alternative for owners and …

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DUAL Marine & Energy Forms Underwriting Partnership With CNA Hardy http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/04/08/363613.htm Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:45:53 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363613 DUAL, the international underwriting agency, announced its global marine and energy business has started underwriting with support from CNA Hardy’s Lloyd’s syndicate. DUAL is the underwriting arm of Hyperion Insurance Group, the London-based international insurance intermediary group. Under the leadership …

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Norman-Spencer Adds Auto Dismantler Program http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/08/363578.htm Wed, 08 Apr 2015 08:00:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363578 The Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc. has launched a new auto dismantler insurance program through its Northern Star Management transportation division. This national program is designed for professional salvage yards/dismantlers engaged in the sale of used parts to the public. Full package …

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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Expands D&O Policies to Canada http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/04/08/363575.htm Wed, 08 Apr 2015 08:00:13 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363575 Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance has introduced the Canadian editions of the Executive First Directors & Officers Liability insurance policy and the Executive First Side A DIC Directors & Officers liability policy, designed to provide customizable coverage for the complex risks …

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ProSight Specialty, NABCEP to Offer Program for Certified Solar Professionals http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/07/363433.htm Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:00:55 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363433 ProSight Specialty Insurance has partnered with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), a provider of renewable energy practitioner certification, to launch an insurance offering for NABCEP certified solar professionals. The organizations have collaborated to promote NABCEP certification …

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ACE Launches High Net Worth Personal Insurance Business in Canada http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/04/07/363445.htm Tue, 07 Apr 2015 10:00:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363445 ACE Group has launched its high net worth personal insurance capabilities in Canada through ACE Private Risk Services. ACE’s program features a highly customizable and specialized package of policies that can include home, valuable collections, watercraft, umbrella liability, and auto …

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Ryan Specialty Group Launches New MGU Windward Specialty http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/07/363466.htm Tue, 07 Apr 2015 06:06:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363466 RSG Underwriting Managers (RSGUM) has launched Windward Specialty, a new managing general underwriter. Windward Specialty will underwrite a range of property risks exclusively through wholesale insurance brokers. The new MGU will be led by President and CEO, Nathan Warde, who …

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Crestbrook Insurance Expands Into Colorado http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2015/04/06/363449.htm Tue, 07 Apr 2015 02:44:40 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363449 Crestbrook Insurance Co., an affluent market personal lines carrier from Nationwide, has expanded into Colorado. Independent insurance agents and brokers appointed with Crestbrook are now able to offer its products and services to their affluent clients. Crestbrook provides offers coverage …

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ISO Introduces Endorsements to Address Ridesharing Policy Gaps http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/02/363254.htm Thu, 02 Apr 2015 17:01:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363254 ISO has introduced two new personal auto coverage options for ridesharing drivers when they’re logged in but don’t have any passengers – an issue that has been the subject of controversy among insurance companies and those outside the ridesharing community. …

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Freedom Specialty, IPISC to Offer Intellectual Property Insurance Products http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/04/02/363148.htm Thu, 02 Apr 2015 05:06:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=363148 Freedom Specialty’s Programs underwriting has partnered with Intellectual Property Insurance Services Corp. (IPISC) to offer intellectual property insurance products. The policy offers broad coverage provisions for startups to established companies. The policy will offer coverage on a claims-made basis with …

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Crystal, AIG Offer Conceptual Art Insurance for Private Clients http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/31/362698.htm Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:51:34 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362698 Crystal & Co., a strategic risk and insurance advisor, has partnered with AIG Private Client Group, a division of AIG, to create a new insurance product for private clients with conceptual art collections. Conceptual art is focused more on the …

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Premiums, Claims Severity on Rise in Architects & Engineers Market: Survey http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/27/362384.htm Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:31:20 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362384 For the third consecutive year, most insurers providing professional liability insurance for architects and engineers saw their premium rates increase modestly in 2014, as expectations of larger rate hikes were tempered by steady competition. A new survey by insurance broker …

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Vantage Agora Launches Loss Analysis Tool for Brokers/Wholesalers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/26/362211.htm Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:05:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362211 Insurance process provider Vantage Agora has released a new loss-analysis web application that gives insurance brokers, program managers and managing general agents the ability to view and analyze consolidated data on claims losses for clients and prospects. The application is …

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The Hartford Launches Customizable Coverage For Educational Institutions http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/25/362018.htm Wed, 25 Mar 2015 05:21:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=362018 The Hartford has launched Educators Professional Choice to give educational institutions the ability to customize their liability coverage based on their needs. The package of management and professional liability coverages is designed specifically for private schools, colleges and universities. “Protecting …

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CNA Launches Quote Advantage for Small Business Segment http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/24/361873.htm Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:23:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361873 CNA has launched Quote Advantage to give agents access to a quicker way of quoting CNA Connect, the company’s flagship business owners’ policy. The new quoting experience is available for nearly 200 focus classes of business via one input screen. Quote …

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Main Street America Now Writing Surety, Fidelity Bonds in Mississippi http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/03/24/361809.htm Tue, 24 Mar 2015 05:11:03 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361809 The Main Street America Group has received regulatory approval from the State of Mississippi Insurance Department to write commercial surety and fidelity bonds in the state, which will be underwritten through the company’s NGM Insurance Co. Brian Beggs, vice president …

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StartPoint Adds $25M in Capacity for U.S. D&O Market http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/23/361737.htm Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:49:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361737 Managing general agency StartPoint has added $25 million in new capacity for the U.S. directors & officers (D&O) insurance marketplace. The complete amount of the capacity is provided by certain syndicates at Lloyd’s (A+ rated by S&P) and is written …

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Crestbrook to Offer Wildfire Mitigation for High Value Homeowners http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/20/361350.htm Fri, 20 Mar 2015 08:00:18 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=361350 Crestbrook Insurance Co., an affluent market personal lines carrier, has launched Crestbrook Wildfire Solution Program in collaboration with Wildfire Defense Systems (WDS), an insurance wildfire loss prevention and response company. The Wildfire Solutions program offers Crestbrook’s homeowners policyholders access to …

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