Markel Co. Expands Private School Coverage

April 15, 2003

Markel Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, announced the expansion of its coverage of private schools. Long in the business of providing insurance for Montessori and K-8 private schools, Markel has extended its program to include these schools:

Business & secretarial
Continuing education
Trade & vocational
Art (fine arts, drama, music)
Professional development

“Six million children attend private schools, and 23 percent of U.S. schools are private. This is an expanding market, and a logical extension of our existing private school coverage,” said Christi Hatcher, associate vice president.

Markel offers the following coverages:

Liability: General, umbrella, teachers’ professional, sexual abuse and molestation, corporal punishment, employee benefits, accident medical, special events, and volunteers as additional insureds.

Property: Buildings, business personal property, and systems breakdown.

Other: Crime, marine, commercial automobile.

Markel Insurance Company ( is rated “A—Excellent” for financial strength by A.M. Best.

Markel Insurance Company underwrites commercial specialty lines, including private schools; children’s camps; child care centers; social service agencies; youth recreation centers; and dance, gymnastics, and martial arts schools. The company also underwrites horse and farm programs as well as special-risk accident and health.

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