Markel Acquires California’s Child Welfare Insurance Services

January 14, 2009

Markel Insurance Co. has acquired the property and casualty insurance renewal rights of Child Welfare Insurance Services effective Dec. 31, 2008.

Rhonda Sciortino, founder and chief executive officer of Child Welfare Insurance Services in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., joins Markel as business development specialist to expand the insurance, risk management, and loss control services provided to non-profit businesses that serve the needs of disadvantaged children.

Child Welfare Insurance Services has been a producing broker for Markel since 2000.

Britton L. Glisson, president and chief operating officer of Markel Insurance Co., said Markel will provide additional resources to grow this business.

Markel also plans to retain and expand producer relationships supporting the child welfare business.

Underwriting will continue from the Richmond, Virginia and Alameda, California offices of Markel, according to Thomas K. Smith, vice president of Marketing.

Source: Markel Insurance Co.

Topics Mergers California

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