MSC now offering workers compensation and EssentialBOP in Arizona

Markel Specialty Commercial (MSC) is excited to announce it is officially the newest carrier of workers compensation and EssentialBOP in the state of Arizona, and is ready to start writing business effective immediately.

Arizona is the 41st state where Markel markets workers compensation, following Massachusetts state entry in the fall of 2016. We are excited to begin building a network of high performance retail agents to provide reliable and easy-to-manage insurance options for small businesses throughout the state. Markel Wholesale has operated in Arizona for several years with a regional office in Scottsdale, however, the presence of Markel Specialty Commercial selling workers compensation and EssentialBOP through retail agents is entirely new.

Arizona entry also coincides with Markel’s rollout of an enhanced EssentialBOP product and expansion from 12 to 36 states. Available immediately, EssentialBOP highlights include:

  • Customizable insurance solutions depending on your risk
  • Expanded appetite for more contractor classes
  • Pricing flexibility and payment options (Installment fees apply and vary by state and product)
  • 10% multi-policy discount; applied to the EssentialBOP policy when workers compensation policy is bound (Policies must have a common FEIN and discount not applicable to equipment breakdown protection coverage.)    
  • Single-billing for EssentialBOP and workers compensation

The map below indicates businessowners (EssentialBOP) and workers compensation product availability by state. Markel Specialty Commercial’s insurance products and services are offered through Markel Specialty, a business division of Markel Service Incorporated. Policies are written by one or more Markel insurance companies, and terms and conditions for rate and coverage may vary. 

Over the course of the last 15+ years, Markel has taken great pride in being a consistent market for America's small businesses, persistently looking for opportunities to offer superior service to policy holders and injured workers. The company is looking forward to carrying this tradition forward into Arizona and other states.

The MSC Underwriter for EssentialBOP and workers compensation in Arizona is Andrea Davis, who also underwrites for Colorado and New Mexico. The Sales Manager is C.J. Duncan, based in Henderson, NV, and the Account Executive is Drew Altmaier based in Scottsdale.

For more information about becoming an appointed agent for Arizona, please contact C.J. Duncan at 702-294-7952,, or apply online. 

The information provided in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as all encompassing, or suitable for all situations, conditions, and environments. Please contact us or your attorney if you have any questions.