Insurance Journal » Markets/Coverages http://www.insurancejournal.com Insurance Journal delivers the latest business news for the Property/Casualty insurance industry Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:00:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Carfax Launches Online Crash Report Service http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/06/359677.htm Fri, 06 Mar 2015 06:11:06 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359677 Carfax has created a new online source – Crashdocs.org – to instantly access automobile accident reports from police departments. Through one online spot, crash reports are available from police departments across the U.S. and  from a rapidly growing number of …

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Argo Insurance Offers New Excess Casualty Facility http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/03/06/359674.htm Fri, 06 Mar 2015 05:40:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359674 Argo Insurance, the Bermuda-based platform for Argo Group International Holdings’ worldwide professional and casualty lines, has launched a new excess casualty facility. Effective immediately, the new offering provides an additional $25 million in limits for targeted industries. The new facility …

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XL Launches Primary Auto Product Line, Taps Miller to Lead http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/05/359602.htm Thu, 05 Mar 2015 17:57:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359602 XL Group’s excess & surplus (E&S) insurance is adding primary auto capabilities to its product line and has added Andrew Miller as underwriting manager to lead this business. According to John Goodloe, president of XL Group’s E&S business, the company …

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UCPM Environmental Launches Program for Indoor Air Quality, Mold Liability http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/04/359408.htm Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:58:46 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359408 UCPM, Inc., an environmental insurance provider, has partnered with Great American Insurance Co. to offer the IAQ Advantage package for indoor air quality and mold liability coverage. This online program targets real estate locations including apartments, condos, hotels, offices, and …

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Specialty Insurance Group Increases Casualty Capacity to $25M http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/04/359403.htm Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:53:54 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359403 Specialty Insurance Group (SIG) has increased its excess/umbrella coverage underwriting capacity to $25 million, an increase of $15 million. SIG provides specialty insurance programs in the sports, leisure and entertainment industries. According to SIG, an affiliate of Everest Re Group, …

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New ISO Cyber Endorsements for Small, Medium Businesses Now Available http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/04/359274.htm Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:59:15 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359274 ISO’s new cyber insurance coverage options for small and midsize businesses became available March 1. The optional cyber endorsements are for use with the ISO Businessowners Program, a package policy used by insurers to provide broad property and liability coverage …

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MedMal Direct to Expand Through Liberty Mutual Partnership http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/03/03/359069.htm Tue, 03 Mar 2015 05:17:17 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359069 Jacksonville, Fla.-based MedMal Direct Insurance Co. formed a strategic alliance with Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), a division of Liberty Mutual Insurance, effective January 1, 2015. As a quota share reinsurer of MedMal Direct, Liberty Mutual will support MedMal Direct’s further …

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ACE Launches Pollution Liability Coverage for Agriculture Risks http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/03/02/359013.htm Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:57:43 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=359013 ACE Group has introduced a new agriculture premises pollution liability coverage that provides limited pollution liability protection in conjunction with ACE’s Agribusiness Commercial general liability policy. The expanded coverage offers commercial companies that process and distribute agricultural products with pollution-liability …

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Ariel Re Launches Ariel Specialty Insurance Managers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/27/358863.htm Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:39:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358863 Ariel Specialty will commence underwriting E&S property business on March 1st, 2015, with business being written through wholesale brokers only on a limited appointment basis and on behalf of Ariel’s Lloyd’s Syndicate 1910. The new E&S property underwriting unit underwriting …

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Aon Launches Maximum Protection Coverage for Directors & Officers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/25/358624.htm Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:53:05 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358624 Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, has launched Maximum Protection D&O, which provides additional coverage to directors and officers when non-indemnifiable D&O limits are exhausted or do not respond. “One of the greatest risks for …

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Insurance Price Comparison Site Comparenow.com Becomes Compare.com http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/24/358469.htm Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:20:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358469 Comparenow.com, an insurance price comparison website in the U.S., will now operate as compare.com, simplifying its name to better align with its services. The company, which has operated as comparenow.com since it launched in March 2013, felt its recent success …

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Ullico Increases Fiduciary Liability Limits to $25 Million http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/23/358397.htm Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:05:30 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358397 Ullico Inc.’s property and casualty insurance subsidiary, Ullico Casualty Group, Inc., may offer up to $25 million in multiemployer fiduciary liability insurance in its program with Alterra America Insurance Co., a Markel company. The $10 million increase in coverage is …

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ACE Launches D&O, EPLI Product for Community Associations http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/19/358093.htm Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:42:16 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358093 ACE Commercial Risk Services, has launched new community associations directors & officers and employment practices liability insurance products. This coverage provides liability protections for homeowner, condominium and retail community associations. “In today’s increasingly litigious environment, community associations and their board …

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Florida’s Tower Hill Prime Now Writing Commercial Lines Products in the State http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/02/19/358077.htm Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:58:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=358077 Tower Hill Insurance Group has made its commercial lines products available to Florida businesses through Tower Hill Prime Insurance Co. Tower Hill Prime is an admitted property and casualty carrier headquartered in Gainesville, Fla. Previously, only personal lines products were …

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Glatfelter’s VFIS Enhances Coverage for Emergency Services Organizations http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/18/357768.htm Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:53:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357768 VFIS, a provider of insurance, education and consulting services to emergency service organizations and a specialty program of Glatfelter Program Managers, has introduced coverage enhancements to both its property & casualty and accident & sickness benefits coverage. VFIS target classes …

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Berkley Life Sciences Adds Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Expense Coverage http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/17/357639.htm Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:40:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357639 Berkley Life Sciences, a W. R. Berkley Co., has launched Corporate Lifeline, a new coverage for life science companies seeking to effectively address increased government scrutiny of company practices under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In 2009 the Criminal Division …

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Sagamore Insurance Expands Workers Compensation Program to 6 States http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/17/357629.htm Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:28:33 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357629 Sagamore Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Baldwin & Lyons Inc., is expanding its mono-line workers’ compensation program into six new states: Tennessee, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Kansas and Arkansas. The program, which offers coverage for a variety of class codes, has …

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Specialty Insurance Group, Reel Media Partner on Entertainment Segment Offerings http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/13/357429.htm Fri, 13 Feb 2015 17:06:32 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357429 Specialty Insurance Group (SIG) and Reel Media, LLC have formed a strategic alliance within the entertainment industry to service the specialty entertainment insurance market segments. The agreement combines the underwriting capabilities of both SIG and Reel Media with the established …

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Atlas General Launches New Inland Marine Program http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/13/357420.htm Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:49:31 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357420 Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, has added a new inland marine program to its Commercial Division product offerings. The program will provide builders’ risk coverage for frame projects up to $5 million and up to …

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Dovetail Insurance Expands MetLife BOP Product to 7 Additional States http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/12/357347.htm Thu, 12 Feb 2015 17:56:47 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357347 Dovetail Insurance, a supplier of cloud-based insurance, is teaming up with MetLife Auto and Home to expand distribution of its MetLife Business Owners Policy (BOP) offering to seven additional states through its NetBOP Insurance Portal. Initially released in five states …

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RSG’s CorRisk Solutions Enhances Architects & Engineers Program for SMEs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/11/357216.htm Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:50:37 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357216 CorRisk Solutions, a division of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC, has made enhancements to its small-to medium-sized enterprise architects and engineers professional liability program. CorRisk Solutions will underwrite, quote and bind new and renewal U.S. broker and agent produced SME architects …

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Driveway Software, Pinnacle to Offer Usage-Based Insurance Services to Insurers http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/11/357191.htm Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:03:50 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357191 Driveway Software and Pinnacle Actuarial Resources have teamed up to offer the auto insurance industry a coordinated usage-based insurance (UBI) approach that includes driver behavior scoring. Auto insurers can now leverage Driveway’s technology backed by Pinnacle’s rating, actuarial and regulatory …

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XL, RPS/Plus to Offer Professional Liability Coverage to Title, Escrow Agents http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/10/357077.htm Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:37:44 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357077 XL Group and RPS/Plus Cos. have expanded their underwriting partnership to bring professional liability insurance to title & escrow agents. According to Erin Fry, head of Programs for XL Group’s Select Professional business in North America, XL Group and The …

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CapSpecialty Adds D&O, EPL Product to Insurance Company Coverage Offerings http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/10/357062.htm Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:27:00 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=357062 CapSpecialty has launched a new insurance company directors & officers/employment practices liability (D&O/EPL) product issued by Capitol Specialty Insurance Corp. Insurance company D&O/EPL is a specialty product expressly designed for small and mid-sized insurance companies, offering wholesale brokers an additional …

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Ambridge Partners Expands Reps & Warranty Coverage for SMEs http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/09/356921.htm Mon, 09 Feb 2015 17:07:04 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=356921 Ambridge Partners, a managing general underwriter based in New York City, has formed a new team to focus on underwriting small- to medium-sized transactions.  The group will be led by Jack Sinchak, underwriting manager, who joined the firm in 2007.  …

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QBE North America Launches Transactional Liability Insurance Practice http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/06/356825.htm Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:54:41 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=356825 QBE North America’s has expanded its specialty lines offerings with the launch of a new Transactional Liability Practice. The Transactional Liability Practice, led by Dennis Kearns, QBE senior vice president & underwriting counsel, will underwrite two new products – representations …

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Main Street America Expands Workers’ Compensation Program in Georgia, North Carolina http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southeast/2015/02/06/356816.htm Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:44:08 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=356816 The Main Street America Group  has introduced an expanded workers’ compensation program through its independent insurance agents in Georgia and North Carolina. According to Dan Gaynor, vice president and head of commercial lines, the expanded coverage options and pricing levels …

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ProHost USA, XL Add Umbrella Excess Coverage to Restaurant Insurance Product http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/06/356795.htm Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:34:57 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=356795 XL Group and insurance program administrator ProHost USA have added an extra layer of insurance protection to its umbrella excess insurance coverage product offering for fine dining and casual restaurants. “Restaurants can face some significant risks and claims,”   according to …

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Beazley, Integro Offer HELP for Companies Operating in Danger Zones http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2015/02/05/356472.htm Thu, 05 Feb 2015 09:00:56 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=356472 Increased regulation and hostilities in countries around the world have made it more dangerous for U.S. companies to send employees overseas for jobs. The potential for terrorist activities here at home also requires special risk and crisis management expertise so …

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Novamar Insurance Mexico Adds Insurance Products for Expatriates http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2015/02/05/356492.htm Thu, 05 Feb 2015 05:04:45 +0000 http://www.insurancejournal.com/?p=356492 Novamar Insurance Mexico has added coverage to its insurance programs for expatriates or anyone traveling to Mexico.  Novamar offers the following insurance coverage programs: Auto insurance for both USA-Canada license plates and Mexican vehicles. Special coverage at preferred premiums. Home/condo …

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