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Boys and girls club insurance

You can get all of your program insurance coverage--at an affordable price--from one source: Markel Specialty, an industry leader in insurance programs for youth recreation organizations.

New York Labor Law – The triad and the triumvirate

The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the statutory provisions, recent case law of note, some unusual dynamics faced in managing these claims, and recent verdict and settlement values.

Cross-laminated timber construction

With its positive attributes of being a strong, lightweight, and sustainable building product that speeds up the construction process, CLT is gaining worldwide popularity.

Confronting the challenge of undervaluation

While catastrophes account for the most dramatic examples, the valuation gap goes beyond catastrophes alone.

As post-pandemic equity markets surge, carriers need to examine D&O governance exposure

As of May 2021, heady conditions in the equity markets, combined with a shift toward stocks as the basis for director and officer compensation, are highlighting an area of growing litigation-related risk for both providers of directors and officers (D&O) coverage and their insureds.


Cyber insurance coverage on a global scale, for the very largest global cyber risks, whether on a co-insurance, excess layer, or primary basis.

Architects and engineers

Markel has a specialized architects and engineers professional liability underwriting team committed to providing a wide array of viable and creative solutions.


Worldwide coverage against physical damage, business interruption and contingency losses directly caused by acts of war, terrorism, and political violence.

Agents and brokers

Markel’s agents and brokers E&O coverage applies to a broad range of insurance-related activities tailored to specific needs.


Markel’s Environmental and Energy insurance specialists offer creative insurance solutions with one of the broadest appetites in the industry.

Captive agents

Markel underwriters bring meaningful knowledge and experience to the specialized needs of captive agents with a valuable E&O insurance product.

Contract binding

Our contract binding investment in technology and process improvement allows us to effectively respond to the needs of our partners.

Ocean marine

Markel is an industry leader in ocean marine insurance with more than 35 years of underwriting experience. Our claims team will help clients recover from a loss with efficiency.

Shareholder board diversity: New legal and legislative challenges

As many corporations publicly express their commitment to gender and racial diversity, some shareholders have filed lawsuits alleging companies are failing to achieve diversity at the executive leadership and board levels. Learn how litigation and legislation could impact future D&O (directors and officers) underwriting decisions.

Backseat drivers of nuclear outcomes: litigation financing and letters of protection

These arrangements are here to stay for the foreseeable future, and they are making cases more difficult—and sometimes impossible—to resolve pre-trial.

Rising construction costs pose major insurance challenges—especially in catastrophe season

Property damage losses and construction liability costs can deliver a potential blow to insureds and the construction industry as the 2021 catastrophe season develops.


Markel provides professional liability coverage against claims of malpractice or negligence and is designed to protect lawyers and their firms from financial losses.

Life sciences liability

Expertise with Markel’s life sciences underwriting, claims, and Risk Solution Services teams allow us to partner with you in this ever-evolving industry.

Financial institutions

Financial institutions insurance tailored for banks, insurance companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, mortgage REITs, and others.


With more than 30 years of underwriting experience in the railroad industry, we have a solid understanding of the market.

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