New Markets

April 16, 2018

Vacant Dwellings

Market Detail: Myron Steves ( offers TDP-1 and TDP-3; insure total values up to $1 million; three-, six- and 12-month policies (terms renewable); add up to $500,000 liability coverage; all fire protection classes eligible; renovation endorsement available; one-to-four family dwellings and condos; model homes; course of construction available. Coverages, exclusions differ by carrier and by state.

Available limits: As needed

Carrier: Unable to disclose

States: Texas only

Contact: Claudia May at 713-351-8227 or email:

Household Goods Movers – Cargo

Market Detail: TCB Insurance Programs ( specializes in moving companies. Coverage for household goods, movers, motor truck cargo in most states with a $50,000 maximum limit. No appointment required.

Available limits: Minimum $5,000, maximum $50,000

Carrier: Unable to disclose, nonadmitted

States: All states

Contact: Thomas Bradshaw at 574-583-8661 or email:

Remodeling – Commercial & Residential

Market Detail: Shield Commercial Insurance Services ( offers general liability coverage for contractors and artisans. Pricing is competitive, especially on roofers and general contractors. New ventures and paper contractors written, and premiums start at $500. An online rater allows multiple risks per day to be written. No minimum production quota to retain an appointment. Retail products are not available to the public — risks only accepted from a large network of appointed brokers.

Available limits: Minimum $500,000, maximum $2 million

Carrier: Unable to disclose

States: Ala., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Fla., Ga., Kan., La., N.C., Neb., N.M., Nev., N.Y., Okla., Ore., S.C., Texas, Wash., and Wyo.

Contact: Robert Anderson at 760-345-9029 or email:

Aviation Insurance

Market Detail: Plimsoll Specialty Markets LLC ( is a wholesale aviation insurance broker that can place everything, including an airline to light aircraft, an airport to a baggage handler and major airframe manufacturer to a small, noncritical component manufacturer. Expertise in workers’ comp for aviation-related businesses, including competitive group dividend programs.

Available limits: Minimum $1 million; maximum $2 billion

Carrier: Unable to disclose

States: All states

Contact: Michael Clark at 770-298-2806 or email:

Saddle Animal Liability

Market Detail: Wildlife Insurance Underwriters LLC ( is a national firm specializing in placement of animal mortality coverages, rod and hunt clubs, hunting leases, ranches and farms. Coverages vary between admitted and nonadmitted.

Available limits: As needed

Carrier: Unable to disclose

States: All states

Contact: Customer service at 866-386-4136

Medical Marijuana Crop Insurance

Market Detail: Ck Specialty Insurance Associates Inc. ( offers coverage for standing crops located in buildings.

Available limits: Maximum $350,000

Carrier: Various, nonadmitted

States: Ariz., Calif., Colo., Nev., Ore., and Wash.

Contact: Justin Connors at 800-411-0083 or email:

Cyber Insurance

Market Detail: Cover Agency ( offers first-party cyber insurance, including standard business interruption plus contingent business interruption. Coverage available when database or software at a remote premises goes down. Crime insurance, standard third-party liability coverages and extensions of coverage available.

Available limits: Maximum $15 million

Carrier: Unable to disclose, admitted and nonadmitted available

States: Conn., Ga., Ill., Ind., Kan., Ky., Md., Mo., N.C., N.J., N.Y., Ohio, R.I., Utah, and Va.

Contact: Priscilla Li: 718-591-2400;

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