Core Specialty, DUAL to Offer Primary, Excess Professional Liability Coverage

Core Specialty Insurance Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries has formed an underwriting arrangement with DUAL Commercial, LLC to provide primary and excess professional liability limits for qualified classes of business. DUAL is a specialty program manager specializing in the property, casualty, and financial lines marketplace.

The new partnership will expand Core Specialty’s professional liability product reach to both current and future DUAL customers. The program is available nationwide on a non-admitted basis.

Tom Owen, EVP and division leader of DUAL Professional Liability, said the collaboration will enhance its professional liability offering and allow it to provide more comprehensive coverage for our clients.

Core Specialty offers commercial E&O coverages, ranging from lawyers’ professional liability, marketing and media professionals, to property managers in the real estate services area. Core Specialty is an insurance holding company operating through StarStone Specialty Insurance Company, a U.S. excess and surplus lines insurer, and StarStone National Insurance Company, a U.S. admitted markets insurer.

DUAL Commercial, LLC is a part of DUAL North America. DUAL currently has nine underwriting offices throughout North America that underwrite and manage niche insurance programs. DUAL North America is part of the DUAL Group, which is the specialist underwriting arm of Howden Group Holdings and is the world’s largest international MGA and Lloyd’s largest international coverholder.