New Markets

June 19, 2006

Outdoor Sporting Program
Nuts & Bolts: Markel’s Outdoors is a niche program for guide and outfitting professionals, private sporting clubs and hunting/fishing lodges. Marketed through select retail insurance agents, the program is available on a licensed and admitted basis in all states except Alaska and Hawaii.

Dollars: Limits are $300 to $1 million. Minimum premiums are based on a $1 million limit. Limits can be increased to $10 million with excess liability/umbrella. Deductible applies to property only.

Carrier: Rated “A” by A.M. Best. Admitted.
States: All except Alaska and Hawaii .
Contact: Linda Lee (800) 431-1270,

Nuts & Bolts: Abram Interstate Insurance Services Inc. in Rocklin, Calif., is offering a new program for apartment/habitational. Coverage is available on a package or monoline basis. Package coverage includes general liability, property, inland marine and crime. Assault and battery coverage are available. Optional coverages include replacement cost, outdoor signs, business income, crime, limited property extension and theft.

Dollars: Limits for general liability are $5 million, property is $10 million. A brokerage agreement is required. Minimum deductible is $500.
Carrier: Rated “A” VIII by A.M. Best. Admitted in Arizona; nonadmitted in California.
States: Arizona and California.
Contact: Kathleen Henderson (916) 780-7000,

Annual Medical Evacuation
Nuts & Bolts: World Access is offering an Access America Annual Medical Evacuation program that provides worldwide medical transportation benefits up to $1 million. The plan is designed for frequent business and leisure travelers who are concerned about paying for the high cost of a medical transport out-of-pocket. Three plans are available: standard, extended stay six months and extended stay 12 months. Each plan is available as an individual, family or group options.

Dollars: Limits up to $1 million. Commission varies.
Carrier: No rating available.
States: All.
Contact: Samantha Paulson (804) 673-7494,

Hotels, Resorts & Restaurants (Middle Market)
Nuts & Bolts: Venture Insurance Programs offers a hospitality program for insurance agents of mid-sized to large hotels, resort hotel management companies, multi-location restaurants and restaurants management companies. The program offers monoline workers’ compensation starting at $100,000, along with a hospitality package starting at $100,000. The program uses Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, The Hanover Insurance Co. and The Hartford.

Dollars: Maximum limits are up to $25 million. Minimum premium is $100,000.
Carrier: “A”- to “A”++ by A.M. Best.
States: All.
Contact: Annamarie Keen (800) 282-6247,

Collector Antique Autos/motorcyclesNuts & Bolts: American Collectors Insurance offers a collector vehicle program encompassing antique auto insurance (covering vehicles as new as 1991), street rod and antique/classic motorcycle.

Dollars: Limits are $250,000 to $500,000.
Carrier: Rated “A” by A.M. Best. Admitted.
States: All.
Contact: Erica Maurer (800) 860-2277,

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