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Social Services

Markel insures a wide range of 501(c)3 nonprofit social service organizations and agencies. 

If your organization runs a camp, Markel can insure your camp, too.

  • Alternative education/schooling
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Child welfare organizations
  • Counseling services and hotlines
  • Developmentally disabled programs 
  • Food banks
  • Foster family agencies
  • Free clinics 
  • Goodwill Industries/thrift stores
  • Group homes (adults and children)
  • Nature centers
  • Residential care facilities (adults and children)
  • Sheltered/handicapped workshops
  • Shelters (battered women, emergency, runaway) 
  • Substance abuse recovery facilities

*Additional classes available. Please contact your underwriter.

Coverage Highlights

Click here to print the Social Services product sheet.

Click here to print the Child Welfare product sheet.

Liability Coverages

  • General liability: Limits up to $1 million per occurrence/$5 million aggregate (not applicable for Boy Scouts)
  • Commercial general liability extension
  • Child abduction 
  • Professional liability 
  • Sexual abuse & molestation
  • Special events and fund-raisers
  • Swimming pools/watercraft
  • Volunteers as additional insureds

Management Liability

  • Directors' & Officers' liability
  • Employment practices liability
  • Fiduciary liability 

     Click here for more information.

Property Coverages

  • Building
  • Business income
  • Business personal property
  • Commercial property plus extension
  • Key employee replacement  
  • Recreational property enhancement
  • Systems breakdown

Other Coverages

  • Accident medical
  • Auto, including auto extension endorsement 
  • Crime
  • Inland marine
  • Umbrella liability: Limits up to $15 million available

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You must be an appointed agent with Markel to submit an application. For more information about appointments, click here.

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In addition to an ACORD application, please complete the appropriate applications:

Social Services Application

Camp Application  
Child Care Application--child care centers, Head Starts, preschools
D&O Management Liability - New Business
D&O Management Liability - Renewal
D&O Management Liability - New Business - New York only
D&O Management Liability - Renewal - New York only
Child Welfare Application
Youth Recreation Application--for Boys & Girls Clubs, Camp Fire USA, JCCs, Scouts, YMCAs/YWCAs

Supplemental Applications

Animal Shelter Supplement
Aquatics Supplement    
Camp Accident Medical Supplement 
Camp Renewal Application 
Child Care Accident Medical Supplement 
Data Breach Application
Employment Practices Supplement  
Healthcare Facility Supplement
Senior Activity Centers Supplement 
Social Services Accident Medical Supplement  
Speech/Hearing Pathology/OT Supplement 
Special Events Supplement 
Youth Rec. Accident Medical Supplement  

Email your completed applications to or fax to 804-527-7966.

Underwriting Guidelines

In addition to the application(s), we need the following:

  • Loss history for the past 4 years 
  • Vehicle schedule and driver list 

Click here to visit our human services/nonprofits product site.

Click here for details about Markel's child welfare specialist, Rhonda Sciortino.