My New Markets

July 2, 2007

Security Guards
Nuts & Bolts: Brownyard Group’s program for security guard firms has been expanded to include limits up to $5 million. This broad coverage includes: general liability, excess/umbrella liability, workers’ compensation, property, auto and first and third party dishonesty coverage. It is underwritten by Arch Insurance Co. and distributed solely through independent agents.

Dollars: Up to $5 million.
Carrier: Arch Insurance Co. rated “A” by A.M. Best. Admitted.
States: All, except Wyoming and Nebraska.
Contact: Torrence Brownyard at 800-645-5820 or e-mail

Non-Profits, Social Services
Nuts & Bolts: NIF Group, Inc. has a market for social service agencies that includes property, general liability, professional, medical malpractice, sexual misconduct, crime, auto, umbrella. Risks that qualify include facilities for drug and alcohol rehab, the developmentally disabled, homeless, special needs schools, goodwills, mental health, sheltered workshops, boys and girls clubs, seniors and multi-service agencies.

Dollars: $1 million to $3 million.
Carrier: Safeco rated “A” by A. M. Best. Admitted.
States: All, except Alaska and Hawaii.
Contact: Nancy Williams at 516-365-7440 or e-mail

Architects & Engineers
Nuts & Bolts: Swett & Crawford is now offering coverage for any architect or engineering firm or individual design / build, construction managers, project managers, civil, structural, environmental, contractors professional, HVAC, mechanical, electrical or any general contractor responsible for the design team.

Dollars: $100,000 to $10 million.
Carrier: Rated “A” by A. M. Best. Admitted and non-admitted.
States: All.
Contact: Catherine Butschek at 214-672-2750 or e-mail

Architects & Engineers
Nuts & Bolts: International Excess Agency, Inc. is offering professional liability for architects and engineers, including construction managers, building consultants, draftsmen and design build. Project policies also available. Regulatory coverage, worldwide coverage and attorney risk management hotline.

Dollars: $100,000 to $5 million.
Carrier: Evanston rated “A” VIII by A.M. Best. Non-admitted.
States: All, except Alaska.
Contact: Lisa Gabel at 216-797-9700, ext. 1009 or e-mail

Builders & Contractors
Nuts & Bolts: Golden Insurance Co. is providing primary and excess general liability for homebuilders, remodelers and subcontractors.

Dollars: $300,000 to $2 million.
Carrier: Golden Insurance Co. rated NR-2 by A.M. Best. Admitted and non-admitted.
States: Ala., Ark., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Fla., Ga., Hawaii, Idaho, Ind., Iowa, Kan., Mass., Mo., Mt., Neb., Nev., N.M., N.Y. N.C., Okla., Ore., Penn., S.C., Texas, Utah, Va., Wash., and Wyo.
Contact: Richard Poling at 303-388-5688 or e-mail

From This Issue

Insurance Journal West July 2, 2007
July 2, 2007
Insurance Journal West Magazine

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