Program Business News

MarketScout Adds Bourret in Commercial Program Underwriting Practice

MarketScout, an insurance distribution and underwriting company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has expanded its commercial insurance specialty program underwriting practice with the addition of Jackie Bourret as vice president, program development. Bourret was formerly vice president at Argo Group US …

Highland Risk Services Partners with Ironshore for Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Glenview, Ill.-based insurance wholesaler Highland Risk Services announced an exclusive partnership with Ironshore to provide liability insurance for the empirical risk program, which is designed specifically for continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). It recognizes and rewards CCRCs for their designation …

Georgia’s Ink Underwriting Acquires California’s Pioneer Programs

Newly-formed Ink Underwriting in Kennesaw, Georgia, said it has acquired Pioneer Programs Insurance Solutions, a Pasadena, California-based niche insurance program administrator for the construction and long term care industries. The firm said Pioneer Programs, which was formed in 2008, has …

Survey: Specialty Carriers Look to Grow Through Program Business in 2013

Guy Carpenter & Co., LLC, a global risk and reinsurance specialist and member of Marsh & McLennan Cos., has released the findings of its eighth annual Specialty Insurance Program Issuing Carrier Survey. The survey, which analyzes trends and benchmarks movement …

Why Restaurant Franchises Make Good Program Business

One industry segment ideal for the program market and somewhat immune to the effects of a battered economy is the fast-food, multi-unit restaurant franchise industry, the experts say. The larger a company grows, the slower its rate of growth. But …

RSG’s Sapphire Blue, Catlin Agencies Launch Rural, Specialty Hospital Program

Ryan Specialty Group’s (RSG) Sapphire Blue and Lloyd’s Catlin Underwriting Agencies Ltd. have launched a new liability insurance program specifically for U.S. small rural and specialty hospitals. The program features claims management processing and a risk management component provided by …

KF&B Launches New Bus Program

Wholesaler KF&B, Inc. has launched a new auto liability program for buses with up to $5 million in liability limits. The program is available in all 50 states through admitted carrier ProSight Specialty Insurance. It is designed for charter, sightseeing, …

The Hanover, OMS National Offer P/C Program to OMS Surgeons

The Hanover Insurance Group has joined forces with OMS National Insurance Co., RRG (OMSNIC) to offer a program of  property/casualty insurance products to OMSNIC’s insured oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS). The Hanover’s products will be distributed through OMSNIC and The …

Swett & Crawford Acquires Southern Hospitality Underwriters of Georgia

In an expansion of its specialized program business, Swett & Crawford has acquired the assets of Griffin, Georgia -based Southern Hospitality Underwriters Inc. (SHU), a regional firm specializing in business insurance for the limited service hotel/motel space. SHU, founded in …

All Risks Launches National Program for Ice Rink Industry

All Risks, Ltd.’s National Specialty Programs unit has introduced an ice rink insurance program, called RinkPro. This nationwide insurance program is supported by a program manager and a carrier rated “A XV” by A.M. Best, featuring claim and loss control …