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Oil & Gas Risks
Market Detail: Towerstone Inc.’s energy practice has recently teamed with Hallmark Insurance Group to develop a general liability and excess (up to $5 million) facility for the energy sector, including lease operators and non-operators. The program also covers service contractors, including those that work over the hole. They have developed a very broad form that meets the majority of the needs for the industry and is very competitively rated.
Available limits: As needed.
Carrier: Hallmark Insurance Group.
States: Ala., Ark., Colo., Idaho, Ill., Kan., Ky., La., Mich., Miss.,Mo., N.D., Ohio, Okla., Texas, Utah, W.Va., and Wyo.
Contact: Todd Williams at 972-725-2129 or e-mail

Pet Salons
Market Detail: International Beauty Brokerage offers a full package including professional liability for pet salons and pet kennels. Policies are written on an occurrence basis, not claims made with an admitted company, not surplus lines.
Available limits: Minimum $100,000, maximum $1 million.
Carrier: Topa Insurance Co.
States: Ariz., Calif., Nev.
Contact: Robert Marks at 800-552-8870 or e-mail

General & Artisan Contractors
Market Detail: National Advantage Insurance Services Inc. as a new commercial general liability carrier for commercial and/or residential general (including paper), developers and most artisan contractors (including roofing), with competitive rates. New ventures and new-in-business are welcome. All classes are rated off of gross receipts. The carrier is A.M. Best rated “B+” and has been successfully writing this class of business for over six years. Quick in-house quotes are available or you can be setup to do instant online indications. Commission is 12.5 percent on the premium. The minimum premiums start at $1,000.
Available limits: Minimum 500,000, maximum $1 million.
Carrier: National Contractors Insurance Co. Inc., a RRG.
States: Ariz., Calif., Nev., Ore., Texas.
Contact: Renee Francis at 714-505-1015 or e-mail

Information Security and Privacy
Market Detail: Automotive Risk Management & Insurance Services Inc. provides network security and privacy, electronic media, customer notification costs and data recovery costs insurance.
Available limits: Minimum $100,000, maximum $20 million.
Carrier: Unable to disclose, non-admitted.
States: All states.
Contact: Marvin McDougal, president at 209-473-8937 or e-mail

Performing Arts Package
Market Detail: Apogee Insurance Group can mix and match general liability, property, inland marine, liquor liability and directors and officers with optional EPLI for performing arts risks. Classes include theatre groups, choirs, dance groups, operas, symphonies, even puppet shows or street performers. Separate limits for D&O, EPL, GL and liquor claims. Molestation and abuse limit included. Special cause of loss/replacement cost coverage/optional equipment breakdown coverage. Mental anguish and emotional distress included in GL. Inland marine coverage available on blanket or scheduled basis for musical instruments, etc. Unlimited extended reporting period for former directors and officers. Value plus endorsement including money & securities, employee dishonesty and more.
Available limits: Minimum $250,000, maximum $2 million.
Carrier: United States Liability Insurance.
States: All states.
Contact: Greg Barber at 610-337-3200 ext. 30 or e-mail

Internet Risks
Market Detail: Milton O. Johnston & Co. Ltd. rovides a 96 ISO – Form with no contractual limitation, blanket additional insureds and waivers, and no action over exclusion. Subs require $300,000 limit and limited professional available.
Available limits: As needed.
Carrier: Multiple A-rated carriers, admitted and non-admitted available.
States: Ill., La., Texas.
Contact: Jeff Johnston at 281-444-5167 or e-mail

Market Detail: Beacon Hill Associates is offering a new environmental product called PartnerPremises, a fixed site pollution product specifically designed to cover main street commercial risks. PartnerPremises combines ease of access, quality coverage and inexpensive cost. The policy provides on and offsite bodily injury, property damage and clean up costs with an option for mold coverage included with every indication. Enhancements such as nonowned disposal site coverage and over-the-road pollution coverage are also included. PartnerPremises is designed for specific main street types of risks and will not work for those properties with heavier environmental exposures.
Available limits: As needed.
Carrier: Unable to disclose, non-admitted.
States: All.
Contact: Bill Pritchard at 434-979-0342 or e-mail

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