About Us

If you are like most cyclists, you may assume you and your bike are fully covered under your home or renters insurance policy.  But if you ever need to file a claim, you may be shocked to discover your current policy is filled with exclusions and restrictions that limit what you can get in replacement costs for your damaged or stolen bike.

At Markel, we know you deserve better.  Our customer service and claims representatives are bicycle specialists, not insurance generalists.  We’re dedicated to ensuring your bike gets the best and most comprehensive coverage possible for your riding style.

Markel Specialty, one of Markel Corporation’s five insurance divisions, underwrites innovative property and casualty solutions for both standard and hard-to-place risks. Success in specialty insurance is about knowing your markets. With 70+ years of experience in our niche markets, our product focus is on commercial programs and personal lines offering admitted and excess and surplus lines solutions. Distribution channels include retail agents, agents specializing in particular product lines, program administrators/MGAs/MGUs, and direct to consumer.

At Markel Specialty, it is our people that make the difference. We are dedicated to delivering customer service in extraordinary and memorable ways that sets Markel apart from our competitors. Our existing products are constantly reviewed and refined to make certain they are meeting the distinct needs of the marketplace. Other competitive advantages are the risk management expertise we share with agents and policyholders in the industry niches in which we compete as well as our financial strength. Independent rating agencies provide detailed reviews of operating results, capital and risk ratios, reserves and other financial results for Markel. Click here for details.