New Markets

January 22, 2018

Market Detail: As underwriting managers, the Ascinsure Specialty Risk ( all-lines crane program is able to serve crane rental companies nationwide, with or without operators. Coverage is available to hundreds of insureds nationwide and designed specifically for the crane industry and its complex coverage needs. The program is exclusively packaged through a single carrier. Coverage includes: general liability, workers’ comp, riggers coverage, inland marine, property, excess, and crime.

Available limits: As needed

Carrier: Call for more information

States: All states except Hawaii

Contact: Ken Helmick at 877-372-0517 or email: ken@

Market Detail: Western World Insurance Group’s ( coverage is available to amusement devices, athletic events, camps, clubs, equine risks, exercise and health, hot air balloons, outfitters and guides, and special events.

Available limits: As needed

Carrier: Unable to disclose

States: All states

Contact: Customer service at 201-847-8600

Market Detail: Woodlands Insurance Services ( represents A and A+ rated markets specializing in all types of environmental contractors/consultants, including: underground storage tank removal; environmental cleanup; asbestos and lead abatement. Packages include: remedial action contractors with commercial general liability (CGL), pollution and auto package; environmental consultants with CGL, errors and omissions (E&O), and pollution package; and monoline contractors pollution coverage.

Available limits: As needed

Carrier: Unable to disclose

States: La., Okla., Pa., and Texas

Contact: Robert Kopal at 281-367-5010 or e-mail:

Market Detail: Apogee Insurance Group, a Berkshire Hathaway Co. (www., has been specializing in the cyber liability product for the last eight years with an in-house cyber liability coverage expert.

All businesses, including insurance agencies, that retain digital or paper records containing personally identifiable information of their customers have a cyber liability exposure, especially those in the healthcare industry.

Available limits: Minimum $500,000, maximum $50 million

Carrier: Various, nonadmitted

States: All states

Contact: Michael Cavanaugh at 877-337-3200 or email:


Market Detail: AmWINS Transportation Underwriters Inc. ( focuses on key commercial auto classes so underwriters are able to offer an exclusive product that is complementary to a niche class and its needs. Eligible exposures include: concrete pumpers licensed for road use; cranes licensed for road use; and oversized-overweight vehicles. Coverages include: radius up to 300 miles; auto liability; auto physical damage; UM/UIM, med pay and statutory no-fault; package policies and multi-line discounts available. Zurich’s Spill Reporting Online (free to insured) available allowing spill generators to: dispatch clean-up contractors faster; expedite release reporting; and keep better track of claims. General liability must be placed elsewhere naming Zurich as a certificate holder. Submission requirements: commercial auto questionnaire; appropriate ACORDs; four years of verifiable loss experience; drivers list including years of experience; current motor vehicle records; equipment scheduled; driver guidelines; operational and safety information; and target pricing by line-of-coverage.

Available limits: Maximum $1 million

Carrier: Unable to disclose

States: All states except Fla., La., Mass., Mich., Miss., N.Y.,

Contact: Drew Easton at 317-806-8303 or e-mail: