Westport Insurance Corp.

Wisconsin Court: Insurers Must Help With Fox River Paper Mill Cleanup

June 21, 2010 - Two companies that once insured Appleton Papers Inc. are liable for $10 million toward the cleanup of the Fox River after a court decision on June 8, the firm's lawyer said. Attorney Ron Ragatz...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2010/06/21/159757.htm

Wisconsin Court: Insurers Must Help With Fox River Paper Mill Cleanup

June 10, 2010 - Two companies that once insured Appleton Papers Inc. are liable for $10 million toward the cleanup of the Fox River after a court decision on June 8, the firm's lawyer said. The 2-1 ruling by the...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2010/06/10/110616.htm

Premium Growth: Top 25 Premium Gainers in 2008 Versus 2007

June 1, 2009 - What is the impetus for growth? Why do some insurers emphasize growth and others do not? In his Sept. 25, 1961, address to the United Nations, President John F. Kennedy described conformity as "the...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2009/06/01/158325.htm

California Court Weighs In on Insurance for Environmental Pollution Liability

March 12, 2009 - The Supreme Court of California has reversed a decision by the state Appeals Court, weighing in on insurance coverage for environmental pollution liability. According to court documents in State of...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2009/03/12/98653.htm

S&P, Best Put Swiss Re’s Ratings on Negative Credit Watch

February 6, 2009 - Reactions from the rating agencies to Swiss Re's announcement of further losses (See IJ web site - https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2009/02/05/97610.htm) has been swift. A.M....
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2009/02/06/97659.htm

Premium Growth: Top 25 P/C Premium Gainers Through Q2 2007

October 20, 2008 - Vita Sackville (1892-1962) was a British novelist and poet. In 1928, she wrote, "Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming." Eighty years later, her description of growth is more accurate...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2008/10/20/157170.htm

Lack of Technology Can Raise Agency E&O Concerns

September 22, 2008 - The use of technology is interwoven into agency procedures and practices, says Sabrena Sally, senior vice president of commercial insurance with Westport Insurance Corp., a subsidiary of Swiss Re...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2008/09/22/156992.htm

Swiss Re Launches U.S. Agency Umbrella E&O Coverage

August 13, 2008 - Swiss Re's Commercial Insurance group has introduced Errors and Omissions (E&O) agency umbrella coverage in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. "The insurance policy offering was developed...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2008/08/13/92725.htm

S&P Affirms, Withdraws Westport Ratings after Merger with Employers Re

January 16, 2008 - Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has affirmed its 'AA-' financial strength rating on Westport Insurance Corp. and then withdrew the rating at the request of management. The outlook had been...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2008/01/16/86480.htm

Swiss Re’s Westport Insurance Announces Two Mergers

January 8, 2008 - Swiss Re's Westport Insurance Corp. has announced a merger with Employers Reinsurance Corp. Both are U.S. domiciled corporations. Employers Reinsurance Corp. also maintains a Canadian Branch. In...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2008/01/08/86224.htm

Texas Work Comp Division Assesses Nearly $78K in Penalties

December 21, 2007 - In disciplinary actions taken by Texas Commissioner of Workers' Compensation Albert Betts in October and November 2007, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/southcentral/2007/12/21/85894.htm

Swiss Re, Lockton Offer New Product to Kan. and Mo. Attorneys

November 6, 2007 - Swiss Re's Commercial Insurance and Lockton Risk Services, Inc., today announced the launch of a new product designed to protect the reputation and assets of law firms in Missouri and Kansas. The...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/midwest/2007/11/06/84790.htm

SCRMA Adds P/C Claims Administration

September 14, 2007 - Southern California Risk Management Associates (SCRMA) has added property and casualty claims administration to its suite of workers' compensation and managed care services. SCRMA now offers an...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2007/09/14/83485.htm

Agents Errors & Omissions

August 6, 2007 - If ever there was a time for insurance agents to get out and go looking for a better errors and omissions policy, this is the season. Agents who do will come across several admitted carriers that...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/coverstory/2007/08/06/82808.htm

Agents in E&O Buyer’s Seat

August 6, 2007 - If ever there was a time for insurance agents to get out and go looking for a better errors and omissions policy, this is the season. Agents who do will come across several admitted carriers that...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/features/2007/08/06/154592.htm

Swiss Re, Big ‘I’ Ink 5-Year Pact On E&O Coverage

May 29, 2007 - The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association of America and Swiss Re's Commercial Insurance have signed an agreement for Swiss Re to be the endorsed errors and omissions carrier of the...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2007/05/29/80123.htm

My New Markets

May 21, 2007 - Tow Truck Operators Nuts & Bolts: Swiss Re's Commercial Insurance and BISYS launched a program for tow truck operators. Policies are underwritten by Westport Insurance Corp., a Swiss Re company,...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/newmarkets/2007/05/21/80511.htm

MyNewMarkets.com

May 21, 2007 - Tow Truck Operators Nuts & Bolts: Swiss Re's Commercial Insurance and BISYS launched a program for tow truck operators. Policies are underwritten by Westport Insurance Corp., a Swiss Re company,...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/newmarkets/2007/05/21/154106.htm

New Markets

May 7, 2007 - My New Markets Commercial Auto Nuts & Bolts: Arrowhead General Insurance Agency Inc. has a commercial auto liability and physical damage coverage program for the standard market. Extra heavy...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/newmarkets/2007/05/07/153998.htm

Business Moves

April 23, 2007 - Brown & Brown, United Employers Insurance Brown & Brown Insurance Services of Texas Inc., a subsidiary of Fla.-based Brown & Brown Inc., acquired the assets of Houston-based United Employers...
https://www.insurancejournal.com/magazines/business-moves/2007/04/23/153899.htm