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January 27, 2020

Jewish Community Center

Market Detail: The Redwoods Group ( began insuring Jewish community centers in 2006 is the only mission-aligned insurance partner serving JCCs, Jewish federations and Jewish camps. The Redwoods Group offers JCCs the following lines of coverage: general liability; abuse & molestation; property; auto; excess; workers’ compensation; directors & officers/EPLI; and cyber. Redwoods does not have an agent appointment process and will work with any agent. No minimum premium and any JCC is eligible.
Available limits: As needed
Carrier: Crum & Forster
States: All states
Contact: Bryce Little at 919-469-7367 or e-mail:

APD & MTC Program with International License & Venture Capacity

Market Detail: RMGA has a new APD and MTC program in Texas offering capacity on the following lines of business: auto physical damage coverage including acceptance of international license; motor truck cargo coverage including acceptance of international license.
Available limits: Minimum $500,000
Carrier: American Southern Insurance Co.
States: Texas only
Contact: Homero Garcia at 956-433-3983 or e-mail:


Market Detail: Sunset Aviation Insurance Services, Inc. ( is a U.S. aviation insurance brokerage. Coverages include: airport general liability; aircraft hull & Liability; product & complete operations; fixed base operators; workers’ compensation; commercial auto & equipment; hangarkeepers liability; management liability; excess liability. Aviation specialties include: airplanes, drones, helicopters, and jets.
Available limits: As needed
Carrier: Unable to disclose, admitted
States: All states
Contact: Benjamin Peterson at 310-453-3355 or e-mail:

Truckers Workers’ Compensation

Market Detail: Central Specialty Risk ( offers both traditional workers compensation and industry specific PEO programs for trucking companies and others in the transportation industry.
Available Limits: Minimum $1,000
Carrier: Various, admitted
States: All states
Contact: Harley Gambrell at 855-965-0078 or e-mail:

Parametric Earthquake

Market Detail: Jumpstart ( helps clients recover from a large earthquake with parametric insurance that offers a lump-sum payment right away, with no deductible or itemized receipts. Currently offered with a $10,000 limit. Coverage can provide a partial deductible buy-down for homeowner, small business, or apartment owner clients who already buy quake coverage. Each adult at a given address can purchase their own $10,000 limit policy. Offers an affordable first layer of coverage for homeowner, apartment owner, or small business clients who decline conventional quake cover. Apartment owners can buy a $10,000 limit for each unit. A source of immediate liquidity for HOAs to minimize post-quake assessments to unit-owners. Bindable quote with ZIP code only.
Available limits: Minimum $10,000, $10,000 maximum
Carrier: Lloyd’s of London
States: Calif. only
Contact: Dee Pearson at 510-891-1753 or e-mail:

Flood FLEX – Flood Coverage Enhancement

Market Detail: AmWINS Group Inc.’s ( FloodFLEX is a coverage enhancement that increases the loss payable under Coverage A – Building Coverage of a commercial or residential building flood policy by 10%, 25%, 50% or even 100%. The insured receives one payment to the building and a second FloodFlex payment to be used at the insured’s discretion for any purpose, such as evacuation expenses, increased cost of construction, or the deductible. This program is managed by The Flood Insurance Agency (TFIA), an AmWINS Group Company.
Program features include: First dollar primary building/contents coverage available up to $10 million for properties located in A, X, and V zones including almost all coastal properties; Deductibles of $5,000, $50,000, $100,000, $250,000, and $500,000 available; rate-lock feature that provides insured with options to lock in pricing for up to 3 years, regardless of losses incurred during that time; certified lender compliant. There is no minimum premium, but there is a minimum earned premium provision tied closely to a seasonal flooding calendar that penalizes those who cancel policies after being insured through the worst of flooding season.
Available limits: As needed
Carrier: Unable to disclose
States: All states except N.Y.
Contact: Eric Weber at 352-363-6645 or e-mail:

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