equine insurance News

BPB UW Management Launches Underwriting Agency as MGA Incubator

BPB UW Management Ltd (BPBUW) has launched an underwriting agency focused on nurturing individual MGA businesses. Its executive team is led by Chairman Jonathan Palmer-Brown, CEO John Holm, COO Margaret Ryan and Executive Director Robin Blunt. BPBUW’s business strategy is …

MS Amlin Launches Specialist Equine MGA, David Ashby Underwriting

MS Amlin, the London-based re/insurer, announced the launch of David Ashby Underwriting Ltd (DAU), a specialist equine MGA. MS Amlin will serve as lead underwriter for the MGA and provide 50% of capacity for DAU through a joint venture with …

Atlas General, Bascule Underwriting to Offer Workers’ Comp for Equine Industry

Atlas General Insurance Services has collaborated with Bascule Underwriting, specialists in equine insurance, to provide an exclusive workers compensation product for horse farm owners. The program will be administered by Atlas and distributed through Bascule’s network of independent agents/brokers. The …

Rhode Island Equine Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty in $1.3M Fraud Scheme

A Rhode Island insurance agent and agency owner who specializes in providing equine insurance coverage has admitted to operating schemes which defrauded customers, insurance companies and finance companies of approximately $1.3 million. Randall N. Levesque, 57, of Middletown, R.I., is …

Rhode Island Agent Who Offers Equine Insurance Faces Fraud Charges

A Rhode Island insurance agent who prosecutors say specializes in providing insurance on horses has been arrested on federal charges. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Providence says 57-year-old Randall Levesque, of Middletown, was charged in a federal criminal complaint with …

Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group Launches Companion Horse Insurance

Crum & Forster Pet Insurance Group has launched a new product for the equine industry that provides veterinary care insurance for companion horses – typically only available for race or performance horses. Policies will be underwritten by United States Fire …

MGA Pen Underwriting & Markel Partner to Offer UK Equine Cover

Pen Underwriting has formed a new strategic partnership with specialist insurer Markel International to further consolidate Pen’s presence in the UK equestrian market and drive the company’s product innovation in the sector. Markel is an established and leading name in …

XL, Cobalt Underwriting Launch Shariah-Compliant Equine Product at Lloyd’s

XL Group and Cobalt Underwriting have launched the first Shariah-compliant product to be available through Lloyd’s of London. The cover is an equine product, which responds to named perils, mortality, theft, infertility and permanent disability, among other risks, XL said …

Florida Equine Center Settles with Horse Feed Maker Over Poisonings

A Florida equestrian center where 22 horses were poisoned by tainted feed has reached a settlement with the company that produced and sold the feed. Two horses had to be euthanized last Friday, bringing the death toll at Masterpiece Equestrian …

University to Study Safety Practices at Kentucky Horse Farms

A University of Kentucky professor has received a $1.4 million grant to conduct a multiyear study of health and safety practices of the Thoroughbred industry, which employs more than 10,000 people across Kentucky. Jennifer Swanberg, a professor of social work …