My New Markets

August 7, 2023

Market Detail: GMI Insurance Services offers workers’ compensation coverage for contractors, healthcare businesses, retailers and auto dealers, plus hundreds of other classes. GMI has over a decade of experience writing this state-regulated coverage — with partners who include an AM Best “A++” rated admitted carrier. GMI has over four decades of experience insuring a wide variety of business classes. Targeted classes include construction, healthcare, manufacturing, USL&H, auto dealers, retail and distribution. Program highlights: A.M. Best “A++”-rated admitted carrier; unique carrier relationships; minimum premium $40,000; no maximum premium; no XMOD restrictions.

Available Limits: Not disclosed.

Carrier: Admitted, rated A++ by AM Best.

States: Available in most states plus District of Columbia; not available in North Dakota, Ohio, Washington, Wyoming.

Contact: Shawn Michael Hall Sr.;; 440-773-7983.

Market Detail: Acadia Insurance Group offers Camp Acadia, an insurance program with coverage for boys’ and girls’ camps. Acadia Insurance has supported such camps for years and offers a targeted insurance program backed by deep underwriting expertise combined with local claims and loss control services. Camp Acadia is formulated for all major exposures, with coverage designed to help protect the unique risks boys’ and girls’ camps face. General eligibility/appetite: Follows American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation or meets these standards; licensed in each state’s Department of Human Services (camps are regulated by state); experienced management; formally trained staff — include annual background checks, SAM training, etc.; smoke detectors in all buildings; and favorable loss control with compliance of recommendations. Camp activities typically covered in the program: arts and crafts; music; nature and environmental studies; performing arts; photography; pottery; sports — basketball, soccer, football, lacrosse, volleyball, tennis; cooking; woodworking; riflery; biking; ceramics; hiking; archery; team building; waterfront activities; horseback riding; rock climbing; etc. Appointment required.

Available Limits: Not disclosed.

Carrier: Acadia Insurance Group.

States: Available in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont.

Contact: John Varitimos;; 800-773-4300.

Market Detail: Transport Risk Management Inc. offers an aircraft insurance program with a focus on helicopters and jets. Transport Risk Management is a brokerage engaged in the practice of aviation insurance and risk management services with offices located in Denver, Colorado; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles, California; and Scottsdale, Arizona. Transport Risk provides its clients with a complete service for all their insurance, reinsurance and risk management needs. $1 billion maximum premium, $1 million minimum premium.

Available Limits: Not disclosed.

Carrier: Various — all appointments and London; admitted and non-admitted; rated A++XV AM Best.

States: Available in 50 states plus District of Columbia.

Contact: Terry Miller;; 720-208-0844.

Market Detail: XPT Specialty offers an insurance program for cannabis operations for both operators and LRO, including grow ops. XPT Specialty brings together underwriting and wholesale brokerage firms across many specialty lines through acquisitions and new product development. XPT Specialty stands apart by delivering expertise through a collaborative partnership culture. Appointment required.

Available Limits: Not disclosed.

Carrier: Not disclosed.

States: Available in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia.

Contact: Emily Kalmbach;; 888-977-3255.

Market Detail: ATM Underwriters LLC offers a program for intermodal haulers. ATM Underwriters LLC is a specialty wholesale underwriter with 30-plus years of experience serving professional insurance agents all over the country. Takes great pride in personal service and fast quote turnaround. No appointment needed.

Available Limits: Not disclosed.

Carrier: Non-admitted; rated A by AM Best.

States: Available in 50 states plus District of Columbia.

Contact: Syed Jafri;; 515-514-1867.

Market Detail: IPC specializes in hired and non-owned auto liability for food delivery risks including liquor delivery on a nationwide basis except Florida. Writes store owners that deliver their own food, businesses that deliver food on behalf of others (food couriers) and grocery delivery. Entertains limits up to $2 million. $2 million maximum premium; $100,000 minimum premium; has pen.

Available limits: Up to $2 million

Carrier: Non-admitted; rated A- by AM Best.

States: Available in most states plus District of Columbia; not available in Florida.

Contact: Tammy Sunderland;; 775-782-6655.