Our stable, strong, and reliable reputation is the foundation for enduring relationships with our partners.

Our qualifications

  • 50 states
  • Admitted and non-admitted
  • All lines of business
  • Programs heritage, talent, and experience

Your value

  • Profit sharing
  • Business development assistance
  • Marketing support
  • Loss control expertise
  • Best practices consultation
  • Underwriting differentiation

General appetite

  • Existing programs
  • Minimum $7.5M in GWP (or higher depending on class)
  • Niche industries
  • Unique value proposition
  • Multiline focus preferred
  • Workers compensation class dependent (less than 25% of total premium)

Value added services and support

Many Program Carriers treat their Program Administrators (PA) at arms-length; offering no assistance or value to their PAs. For better or worse (you’ll be the judge), that’s not the Markel Style. Obviously, for our benefit, we monitor and audit the underwriting aspects of the Programs. However, as a relationship business, we also think it’s incumbent upon us to help you meet your objectives. With that in mind, we have established a variety of services as part of our value proposition.

A bespoke model offering:
  • Reinsurance options
  • Risk sharing options
  • Infrastructure
  • Actuarial
  • Operational
  • Financial
  • Legal risk management tools
  • Systems
  • Marketing
  • Loss control

For new program development interest or questions, please contact:

Steve Leeret
Managing Executive
Stephen.Leeret@Markel.com
804-527-7575

Debbie Anglin-Langford
Director, Business/Program Development
Deb.Anglin@Markel.com
678-290-2104

Bobbie Condell
Director, Insurance Program Underwriting
Specialty Markel Programs
Bobbie.Condell@Markel.com
212-551-2289
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  • Phil Munson, Chairman | Health Special Risk, Inc.

    "In 2001, our long term insurer of special risk business decided to exit the line and focus on their core programs. I had known Markel for many years and members of their management for decades. We approached them with a very profitable book of business for which we had enjoyed a high level of authority and a rich profit sharing agreement. While beyond the level that they routinely offered, they looked at our business on merit and decided they could offer the same terms. That started a long and mutually beneficial relationship that continues today. On occasion, we've brought them additional deals that other carriers would not accommodate and we've worked together to add them to the portfolio."
  • Lori Windolf Crispo, CPCU, Managing Director | Bollinger Insurance

    “In 1995, we approached Markel with an opportunity to expand our Sports Insurance program, which our carrier partner at the time was unwilling to write. After an efficient due diligence, Markel agreed to enter the class and work with us on this multi-line program. Over the next few years, Bollinger and Markel developed a meaningful book of business in this niche. Shortly thereafter, our original carrier partner suffered a rating downgrade and naturally, we turned to Markel and asked them to take on our entire Sports program. They wasted no time in agreeing to take over this large, profitable niche and we’ve been together ever since. At one point in time, we had experienced growth and profitability each year for over a decade. Almost 20 years later, our strong partnership continues to promote the collaboration necessary to improve and expand the program each year – a win-win for us, Markel and our clients.”
  • Ray Arouesty, President | Arrow Insurance Service, Inc.

    “For 27 years, Arrow Insurance Service has written a general liability program for swimming pool and spa service technicians. In 2004, we partnered with Markel Insurance Company, and the relationship has been mutually beneficial to us both.

    Markel has a simple approach to program business. Conduct thorough, initial due diligence on the program and its general agency, then let the pros at the agency run the program successfully as it has done in the past. That approach has proven to be a winning strategy. We’ve expanded our program from five to eight states since we partnered with Markel, who continues to support our marketing and product line expansion.

    The team at Markel is extremely responsive, but I also know I can chat with the ‘guy at the top’ if the need arises. I haven’t had such a need to date. And despite the advances in technology that makes personal/professional relationships less common today, Markel continues to possess a down-home attitude that contributes to the great relationship we enjoy.”