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October 4, 2010

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Market Detail: USAssure Insurance Services. Inc. provides monoline or package program for commercial automobile. Monoline products include: auto liability, physical liability, or motor truck cargo. The package program includes: auto liability, limited general liability, physical liability, or motor truck cargo. Preferred auto liability includes up to 10 vehicles and an operating range of less than 300 miles.
Available limits: As needed.
Carrier: Zurich.
States: Ala., Ark., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Conn., Fla., Ga. Idaho, Ill., Ind., Ks., Mich., Minn., Mt., N.C., Neb., Nev., Ore., Pa., S.C., Tenn. Utah, Wyo., and Wis.
Contact: Jenny Cannon at 904-224-8970 or e-mail:

Restaurants, Bars & Taverns
Market Detail: Evergreen Insurance Managers provides coverage for bars, gentlemen’s clubs, restaurants, and taverns.
Available limits: As needed.
Carrier: Multiple carriers, non-admitted available.
States: Calif., Idaho, Ore., and Wash.
Contact: Cheri Bahmanyar at 503-616-7901 or e-mail:

Convenience Stores
Market Detail: M.J. Hall and Co. Inc. offers crime, liquor liability, commercial general liability, pollution, property, employment practices liability, and excess liability coverage.
Available limits: As needed.
Carrier: Unable to disclose, admitted.
States: Alaska, Ariz., Calif., N.M., Nev.
Contact: Angela Karim at 209-948-8108 or e-mail:

Medical Defense
Market Detail: NAS Insurance Services Inc. provides coverage for attorney and audit costs incurred in response to actions or proceedings from RAC audit findings, as well as payment for potential fines and penalties. In addition, Medefense Plus provides defense cost and civil fines and penalties coverage for HIPAA, Stark and EMTALA proceedings.
Available limits: Maximum limit $5 million
Carrier: Unable to disclose, non-admitted and admitted available.
States: All.
Contact: Genevieve Alexander at 818-808-4463or e-mail:

Taxicab Insurance
Market Detail: Align General Insurance Agency Inc. provides admitted taxi cab insurance through multiple carriers for both large and small public transportation fleets, including owner operators and new ventures. Coverage is available for liability, physical damage, and excess. Coverage at competitive rates and multiple deductible options.
Available limits: As needed.
Carrier: nable to disclose, admitted and non-admitted available.
States: Calif.
Contact: Jerry Batcheller at 619-702-7022 or e-mail:

Mobile Home & RV Parks
Market Detail: King Insurance Support Systems offers coverage for mobile home parks and RV parks. The program offers property, liability, inland marine, crime, automobile, tenant discrimination, and umbrella. Park-owned mobile rental exposures are acceptable. Umbrella limits up to $20 million available.
Available limits: As needed.
Carrier: Unable to disclose, admitted and non-admitted available.
States: Ariz., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mt., Nev., N.M., Ore., Texas., Utah, and Wash.
Contact: Erik Toberman at 949-488-2255 or e-mail:

Substance Abuse Facilities
Market Detail: Markel Insurance Co. is an admitted, A-rated carrier that insures outpatient or residential care substance abuse recovery facilities. Coverage available includes general liability, umbrella, directors and officers, professional liability, property, key employee replacement, auto, crime, and business income.
Available limits: As needed.
Carrier: Markel Insurance Co.
States: All.
Contact: Heather White at 800-431-1270, ext. 1724 or e-mail:

Miscellaneous Errors & Omissions
Market Detail: Agostini Wholesale Insurance offers up to 15 percent commission. Markets available with over 100 business types. Broad coverage includes duty to defend wording, defense outside the limit, personal injury for most classes and an option to include a business owners policy for most classes. Highest binding classes include: management consultants, marketing consultants, tax preparers, bookkeepers, accountants, property preservationists, collection agencies. Quote turnaround within 48 hours or quote online. Don’t forget to quote workers’ compensation with this risk!
Available limits: As needed.
Carrier: Unable to disclose, non-admitted and admitted available.
States: Alaska, Calif., Colo., Md., Neb., Nev., N.M., Ore., Penn., Texas, Tenn., Va., Wash.
Contact: Dan Mulligan at 800-922-7283 ext. 019 or e-mail:

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