New Markets

February 24, 2008

The following markets were selected from the MyNewMarkets database of 25,000 coverages and programs. To find additional markets, or to submit markets, go to www.MyNewMarkets.com.

Canine Security
Nuts & Bolts: MarketScout is offering coverage for bomb and drug sniffing dogs. Types of coverage include commercial general liability and completed operations coverage and professional liability errors and omissions, assault and battery, care, custody and control and lost key coverage available by endorsement. One policy coverage. No airport, residential, nightclubs or traffic control coverage is available.
Dollars: $1 million to $2 million.
Carrier: Rated “A++” by A.M. Best. Nonadmitted.
States: All.
Contact: John Gaskill at 972-934-4212 or e-mail jgaskill@marketscout.com.

Recruiters Professional Package
Nuts & Bolts: Travis-Pedersen and Associates of Arizona LLC is offering a recruiters’ professional liability package product designed for permanent employment placement firms with up to $3 million in revenues. The product is ideal for recruiters and permanent placement firms placing: clerical professionals, management positions, data processors, information technology professionals, sales associates and others. Errors and omissions, employment practices liability and business owners policy coverages are available.
Dollars: $100,000 to $ 3 million.
Carrier: Rated “A++” by A.M. Best. Admitted and nonadmitted.
States: All.
Contact: Matt Gervin at 480-281-3850 or e-mail mattg@travped.com.

Private & Parochial Schools
Nuts & Bolts: Francis L. Dean & Associates of Colorado is offering accident insurance up $25,000 for the students and staff members of private and parochial schools. The market includes coverage of all interscholastic athletics. The program is self-rating with a minimum premium beginning at $150. There are no deductibles. Coverage is available for Montessori, proprietary, charter, independent and magnet schools, as well as private and parochial schools.
Dollars: $25,000 to $100,000.
Carrier: Rated “A+” by A.M. Best. Admitted.
States: All.
Contact: Thomas Wojciechowski at 800-986-535, or e-mail twojciechowski@fdean.com.

Property Managers Program
Nuts & Bolts: JGS Insurance & Preferred Property Programs is offering a business owners policy with professional liability limits up to $10 million for professional or general liability. Coverages for BOP include automobile; equipment breakdown/boiler and machinery; crime/fiduciary as well as professional or errors and omission.
Dollars: $1 million to $10 million.
Carrier: Rated “A+” XV by A.M. Best. Admitted.
States: All.
Contact: Carmen Suarez at 888-548-2465 or e-mail csuarez@jgsinsurance.com.

Workers’ Compensation for Nonprofits
Nuts & Bolts: Tangram Insurance Services is offering a workers’ compensation program for nonprofit organizations. The program targets primarily social service agencies and entertains a variety of nonprofits: children’s residential care facilities; alcohol and drug halfway houses; transitional living centers; battered women shelters; and organizations that work with the developmentally disabled. Organizations with an IRS tax-exempt status of 501(c)3, 501(c)4, and 501(c)6 are eligible.
Dollars: $1 million.
Carrier: Everest rated “A+” XV by A.M. Best. Admitted.
States: Calif., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Mo.
Contact: Riley Binford at 707-775-2662 or e-mail rbinford@tangramins.com.

D&O Private Company
Nuts & Bolts: Monitor Liability Managers is offering directors and officers coverage for private companies.
Dollars: Varies.
Carrier: Admiral Insurance rated “A” by A.M. Best. Admitted and nonadmitted.
States: All.
Contact: Producer Development at 847-806-6590 or e-mail info@monitorliability.com.

Environmental Transport Program
Nuts & Bolts: Gresham & Associates is offering environmental transport insurance. The coast-to-coast program offers the ISO “Pollution Liability-Broadened Coverage for Covered Autos” (CA 9948) and is available for trucking and business auto risks. Program highlights include: 100-mile, 300-mile and unlimited radius available; liability, physical damage truckers’ general liability and cargo; and broad availability for bulk and tanker commodities.
Dollars: $1 million to $5 million.
Carrier: Zurich.
States: Ala., Ariz., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kan., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mo., Mt., Neb., Nev., N.H., N.J., N.M., N.Y., N.C., N.D., Ohio, Okla., Ore., Pa., R.I., S.C., S.D., Tenn., Texas, Utah, Vt., Va., Wash., D.C., W.Va., Wis., Wyo.
Contact: Drew Easton at 317-849-1860 or e-mail thetruckguy@greshaminc.com.

Trucking
Nuts & Bolts: IPA Risk Management is now offering a unique market for trucking risks.
Dollars: $750,000 to $1 million.
Carrier: Unable to be rated by A. M. Best at this time. Admitted.
States: Ala., Calif., Del., Fla., Ill., La., Mass., Miss., N.J., Penn., Tenn., Texas.
Contact: Greg Heitmann at 201-797-1215 or e-mail g.heitmann@ipariskmanagement.com.

Plumbers CPL with Incidental Mold
Nuts & Bolts: National E&S Insurance Brokers Inc. is offering a plumbing contractor pollution liability program on an occurrence basis and incidental mold coverage on claims made basis. Premiums begin at $2,500 with a mold exclusion and $7,500 with incidental mold coverage. Plumbers routinely work in environments where mold, asbestos, lead, and sewage are present. Even if the plumber does nothing wrong, they can still be forced to defend a lawsuit with their own money as their current general liability policies exclude pollution.
Dollars: $1 million to $11 million.
Carrier: Rated “A” by A.M. Best. Admitted and non-admitted.
States: All.
Contact: Cesar Baragan at 661-266-4444 or e-mail cesar@nationaleands.com.

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