From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, with both admitted and non-admitted capabilities, Markel primary casualty offers flexible insurance solutions and experience to help meet your needs.

  • We have the products, tools, and underwriting acumen to target hard-to-place risks.
  • Our team of specialists has extensive knowledge and experience in the construction, products, and life sciences segments of the insurance marketplace.
  • Our risk engineering team provides insights and support to product lines by identifying emerging hazards, analyzing risk trends, and providing solutions to policyholders in order to prevent and mitigate loss.

Target Industries


Commercial general liability

General liability insurance for a variety of our niche markets

Discontinued products and operations

Liability insurance that provides insurance protection for your company in the event of an incident when your business is no longer operating

Life sciences

Products and services (including human clinical trials) liability, errors or omissions liability, and general liability on a primary or excess basis

Products liability

Occurrence and claims-made coverage options

Latest insights and resources

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Potential pitfalls for distributors of foreign-manufactured products

Protection against lawsuits arising out of product defects can be minimal or nonexistent when the manufacturer and its insurer are located outside of the US.