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First Surety Bond Program for California Cannabis Industry OK’d

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has approved the first surety bond program for the cannabis industry in the California. Continental Heritage Insurance Co. is the first insurer in the state to be approved to offer surety bonds for the cannabis …

Main Street America’s Surety Bond Capacity Increased to $98M

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has raised The Main Street America Group’s NGM Insurance Company’s single surety bond capacity threshold to $98.6 million. The super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier’s previous capacity was $93.4 million. According to Main Street America, the …

InsurTech Startup Launches Lease Guarantee Platform in New York

TheGuarantors, a New York based insurance tech startup founded in 2014, is seeking to make renting an apartment in New York easier for landlords, brokers and renters through its newly launched tech-enabled lease guarantee platform. The platform, which serves as …

Oregon PGE Sues Backers of Construction Bond for $180M over Shoddy Work

A Portland, Ore.-based electricity provider that fired the contractor building its natural gas plant in Boardman is suing the backers of a bond guaranteeing construction. The East Oregonian reported Portland General Electric filed the lawsuit March 23 against Liberty Mutual …

Treasury Increases Main Street America’s Surety Bond Capacity to $93.4 Million

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has raised The Main Street America Group’s NGM Insurance Company’s single surety bond capacity threshold to $93.4 million. The Jacksonville, Fla.-based super-regional property/casualty insurance carrier’s previous capacity was $90.5 million. According to a statement …

Argo Surety to Issue Surety Bonds in Europe for U.S. Clients

Argo Surety, a division of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., now has the capability to issue surety bonds throughout the European Union (EU). Policies will be written through Argo Group’s European subsidiary, ArgoGlobal SE, which has been authorized by the …

Ironshore Adds Surety Capacity Through Lexon, Boston Indemnity Group

Ironshore Inc. and Lexon Surety Group are broadening their strategic alliance by providing additional capacity for Boston Indemnity Group (BIG), a subsidiary of Lexon and a privately-held insurance holding company specializing in the business of surety bonds. Ironshore will provide …

Lance Surety Launches New Program to Meet FMCSA Bond Increase Requirement

Lance Surety Bond Associates, Inc. has launched a new program addressing the $75,000 Freight Broker Bond requirement that will take effect later this year. The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP 21) transportation reauthorization bill was …

Ironshore, Lexon Surety to Offer Surety Bonds in U.S.

Ironshore Inc. and Lexon Surety Group have completed the first stage of a new strategic alliance in the surety market. Lexon writes over $100 million in direct written premium annually and is the 12th largest writer of surety bonds in …

Montana Commissioner Orders Man to Pay $168K, Sold Fake Surety Bonds

Montana’s insurance commissioner has ordered a North Dakota man to pay $168,000 in fines and restitution for selling fake surety bonds for a construction project on the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. The commissioner’s office alleged Dennis Lyon, also known Robert …