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BHSI Lowers Casualty Minimum Premiums, Adds Deductible Options

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is broadening its casualty appetite in the U.S., lowering its minimum policy premium for eligible products liability, general casualty, energy and trucking risks, while introducing deductible options for primary general liability and product liability policies. …

Atlas General, Rockingham Group Partner on New Commercial Lines Programs

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, a national multi-line program manager, has partnered with The Rockingham Group to offer three exclusive new programs: general contractors general liability, artisan contractors general liability and commercial multi-peril package programs. Atlas General and the Rockingham …

BTIS Expands Contractors’ General Liability Program to Louisiana

Builders & Tradesmen’s Insurance Services, Inc. (BTIS) has expanded its Victory General Liability program into Louisiana. The coverage is now available in 38 states. Victory General Liability is an admitted contractor program with a $350 minimum premium in most states …

BTIS Expands Workers’ Compensation Program Nationwide

Builders & Tradesmen’s Insurance Services, Inc. (BTIS) has expanded its Victory Workers’ Comp program into all U.S. states except for Alaska, North Dakota, Ohio, Washington, and Wyoming. The program offers 10 percent commission, has no membership or broker fees, and …

Professional Underwriting Group Launches Admitted Insurance Agents E&O Program

Professional Underwriting Group, Inc. is now offering an admitted program for insurance agent’s errors and omission insurance to qualifying insurance agents in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin. …

RSG’s Global Special Risks Launches Underwriting Facility for Upstream Energy Risks

Ryan Specialty Group’s Global Special Risks (GSR), a subsidiary of RSG Underwriting Managers, LLC, has launched a new binding authority facility for the Upstream Solutions Energy Package, which provides products for oil and gas operators and non-operators of North American-based …

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Enters Environmental Segment

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) is expanding its U.S. casualty underwriting capabilities to include pollution exposures and has named Chuck Hasselback to head its environmental group. According to Meredith Bullock, vice president, Casualty, the latest expansion reflects BHSI’s strategy to …

AmWINS Launches Small Business Division

Wholesale broker AmWINS Group Inc. has launched a fifth division, AmWINS Access, which is dedicated to small account binding authority business. In conjunction with the launch of this new division, offices of Gresham & Associates and Bliss & Glennon – …

Most Popular Insurance Journal South Central Stories of 2014

Fraud, higher homeowners rates, fracking, and electronic traffic tickets are topics that drove readers to the following stories on InsuranceJournal.com in 2014. The following 10 stories led as the most popular picks by readers in the South Central region. Workers’ …

USI Insurance Services Launches Terrorism Insurance Underwritten by Lloyd’s

USI Insurance Services has launched a new terrorism insurance product to address the expiring Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA), which ends Dec. 31. Unlike TRIPRA however, USI’s Terrorism Facility Solution, which is underwritten by Lloyd’s of London, covers …