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September 24, 2007

Environmental Consultants-Contractors

Nuts & Bolts: As part of the comprehensive coverage care suite of products, ELM Insurance Brokers has an addition to its errors and omissions/directors and officers/ employment practices liability/crime and fiduciary suite, environmental liability for consultants and contractors’ on a third-party liability basis including general liability potential first-party coverage for site pollution liability.

Dollars: $500,000 to $25 million.

Carrier: Rated “A+” by A.M. Best. Non-admitted.

States: All.

Contact: Fred Fisher at 310-322-1301 or e-mail ffisher@e-o.

Above and Underground Storage Tank

Nuts & Bolts: USAssure Insurance Services’ coverage can be used to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency financial responsibility requirements, as well as first-party and third-party cleanup costs. Customer profile includes: city, county, municipalities, condominiums, gas stations and convenience stores, golf courses, heavy equipment contractors, hospitals, hotels, motor vehicle dealers and schools.

Dollars: Up to $2 million.

Carrier: Rated “A” by A.M. Best. Admitted.

States: All, except Hawaii.

Contact: Jenny Roberts at 904-224-8970 or e-mail

OCP & Railroad Protective Liability

Nuts & Bolts: A market for OCP and railroad protective liability is available with an admitted market. Visit to download and submit the online application.

Dollars: Up to $2 million.

Carrier: Mid Continent, a member of Great American Insurance Group rated “A” IX by A.M. Best. Admitted.

States: All, except New York and Washington.

Contact: Susan Jones at 866-883-7692 or e-mail

Medical Staffing Professional Liability

Nuts & Bolts: International Excess Agency Inc. is offering claims-made allied healthcare stand-alone professional liability insurance. A professional liability/general liability combo program is also available.

Dollars: $100,000 to $10 million.

Carrier: Lloyds of London rated “A” by A.M. Best. Admitted and nonadmitted.

States: All, except Alaska.

Contact: Kenneth Kukral at 216-797-9700 or e-mail

Preferred Lawyers Market

Nuts & Bolts: ELM Insurance Brokers is offering a new market for preferred attorneys in firms with 10 or fewer attorneys. The market includes administrative law, appellate work, criminal, domestic relations, immigration, lobbyists, labor law, mediation/arbitration, non-banking, and workers’ compensation.

Dollars: $500,000 to $5 million.

Carrier: Rated “A” by A.M. Best. Admitted.

States: Ala., Ark., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., Md., Mich., Minn., Miss., Mo., Mont., Neb., Nev., N.M., N.Y., N.C., N.D., Ohio, Okla., Pa., S.C., S.D., Tenn., Texas, Utah, Va., D.C., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.

Contact: Clancy Marie Johannsen at 310-322-1301 or e-mail

Hurricane and Wind Coverage

Nuts & Bolts: The Maplewood Group is offering hurricane and wind coverage available in all coastal states. The company can write separately or in conjunction with property including bodily injury and EE-commercial, habitational, manufacturing, schools, warehouses, etc.

Dollars: $5 million to $100,000 million.

Carrier: Rated “A” by A.M. Best. Admitted.

States: Ala., Calif., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Miss., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ore., Pa., R.I., S.C., Texas, Va., Wash.

Contact: Stephen Pierce at: 800-227-4938 e-mail

Entertainment Program

Nuts & Bolts: G.J. Sullivan Co., excess and surplus, is offering a market for the entertainment industry with a focus on small end film production operations (under $15 million in production cost), entertainment support and low/medium exposure entertainers and venues.

Dollars: $1 million per occurrence; $2 million aggregate.

Carrier: Travelers rated “A+” XV by A.M. Best. Admitted.

States: All.

Contact: Ken Meeker at 858-586-0828, ext. 2011 or e-mail

Broker/Dealer and Registered Rep E&O

Nuts & Bolts: A new errors and omissions program for broker/dealer firms with 100 or fewer registered representatives is available. The program includes supervisory coverage for the broker/dealer; wrongful acts include libel, slander, defamation, disparagement or violation of a right to privacy; and prelitigation assistance up to $10,000 annually for legal counsel to address disciplinary proceedings and responses to subpoenas. Optional coverages (s/t underwriting) include coverage for real estate investment trusts, limited partnerships and direct private placements; trade error coverage; full discretionary authority coverage; full prior acts coverage (subject to proof of insurance); abd transitional coverage for notices submitted to prior carrier (limited basis only).

Dollars: $500,000 to $2 million.

Carrier: Rated “A” by A.M. Best. Admitted.

States: All.

Contact: Richard Bernard at 714-939-7352 or e-mail


Nuts & Bolts: Hannover Re subsidiary International Insurance Co. of Hannover Ltd. has named Rockwood Programs Inc. to serve as the administrator of an errors and omissions product designed to address the liability exposures faced by managing general agencies (MGAs), program administrators and large wholesale operations. The coverage will be marketed under the name of the Rockwood Defender. Coverage is written on a claims-made and reported basis. The policy includes carrier insolvency and punitive damages (where insurable) and can be endorsed to include supplemental defense limits and first dollar defense.

Dollars: $5 million per occurrence/$5 million aggregate.

Carrier: Inter-Hannover rated “A-” by A.M. Best. Nonadmitted.

States: All.

Contact: Darryl McCallin at 1-877-764-4555 or e-mail

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