Personal Lines News

Barney & Barney Bay Area Names Williams Managing Director

Barney & Barney LLC named Chris Williams managing director of its Bay Area offices in Northern California. Williams will lead the firm’s Bay Area team of professionals. Williams is also responsible for developing strategy, design, implementation and communication of employee benefit …

Homeowners Choice Sells First Flood Policy in Florida

Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Inc., a Florida based provider of admitted homeowners insurance and wholly-owned insurance subsidiary of HCI Group, Inc., is now selling flood insurance to existing customers in Florida. Many Florida residents have seen a …

Fireman’s Fund Secures New Tree Service Vendor for Homeowner Insureds

Fireman’s Fund has secured HMI as one of its Prestige Advisory Services vendors. HMI manages a national network of credentialed tree care companies representing more than 2,500 tree crews and 1,500 certified arborists. HMI provides a new inspection service that …

MAPFRE | Commerce Insurance Launches Telematics Program in Massachusetts

MAPFRE | Commerce Insurance has launched its DriveAdvisorProgram in Massachusetts. The new program will allow eligible Massachusetts drivers to receive comprehensive information on driving patterns and overall driving behavior through telematics technology. Participants in the program, which is offered at …

Plymouth Rock, Bunker Hill Offer Combined Home, Auto Coverage to Massachusetts AARP Members

The senior citizen organization American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) has chosen Boston-based Plymouth Rock Assurance and its affiliated Bunker Hill Insurance to issue auto and home insurance products for AARP members in Massachusetts, starting this month. The new AARP …

Ironshore Personal Lines Unit to Offer Excess Flood Coverage

Ironshore’s Personal Lines unit is expanding flood insurance coverage for high net worth homeowner clients.  The excess flood insurance is an endorsement available on homeowners policies underwritten by Ironshore through its network of program administrators.  The coverage provides an excess …

Arbella Expands Carpartment Insurance to Connecticut

The Arbella Insurance Group has expanded Carpartment insurance to Connecticut, via Bearingstar Insurance agents. Designed to help make renter’s insurance policies simpler and more affordable, Carpartment offers discounts to tenants who insure their cars with Arbella. According to Jim Hyatt, …

U.S. Regulator Unveils New Insurance Fee Guidelines

A U.S. housing regulator said on Tuesday that it would ban some fees and commissions that borrowers are compelled to pay when their own home insurance coverage lapses. The Federal Housing Finance Agency said it was aiming to shield homeowners …

ISO Launches Standardized Motorcycle Program for Personal Lines Insurers

ISO has filings underway for its new standardized motorcycle program. The program consists of forms, rules, and loss costs tailored to fit the specific requirements for insuring a motorcycle. The base policy provides liability, medical payments, uninsured motorists, and physical …

Imperial Management Corp. Acquires National Automotive Insurance

Imperial Management Corp. (IMC) announced an agreement to purchase National Automotive Insurance Co. (NAIC) headquartered in Metairie, La. The transaction is pending approval of the Louisiana Department of Insurance and is expected to close the first week of November 2013. …