Resource articles

How long do smoke detectors last?

Fire alarm maintenance tips.

Tips to stop slip and falls

Simple and cost effective ways of stopping slip and fall accidents.

What is equipment or mechanical breakdown coverage?

Markel answers questions about how equipment or mechanical breakdown coverage can be beneficial to horse and farm owners.

General liability horse insurance Who needs it? Why and when?

I run a training and boarding business from my barn, and also give lessons to non-boarders. What type of coverage is general liability horse insurance and do I need to be fully protected?

Homeowner's vs. commercial equine insurance? What is covered (or not covered)?

Many homeowner policies include exclusions which could affect a horse owner. Review your current policy and talk with your insurance agent to be sure you are adequately covered when owning a horse.

When to call your insurance company

My horse is lame after competing in a horse show this weekend! Do I need to contact my insurance company? How will my coverage be affected?

Determining the insurance value of your horse

Horses are an investment and establishing the value is important to protect this investment.

Common Q&As about insuring a foal

Markel answers common questions about insuring a foal.

Fire safety for barns -are your prepared?

Measures you can take to prevent fires or lessen their impact.

Protecting your business personal property: A crisis averted

Key guidelines for loss control strategies.