Kemper Completes Renewal Rights Agreement with Arch Group on Surety Business

The Kemper Insurance Companies announced it has reached an agreement in principle to sell the renewal rights to its surety business to Arch Insurance Group, a division of Arch Capital Group Ltd.
Kemper’s agreement with Arch includes contract and specialty surety products written through Kemper’s Surety division, including Lou Jones & Associates.

“This transaction continues Kemper’s efforts to become primarily a standard commercial lines insurance provider,” David Mathis, Kemper chairman and CEO, remarked. “Kemper Surety accounts were not included in the previously announced cut-through arrangement with Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary National Indemnity Company.”

To provide continuity, the transaction also includes some Kemper Surety staff and certain assets used in the business.