Markel’s executive liability underwriting team offers insurance solutions across a broad range of industries to address the risks of Fortune 500-2,000 publicly-traded companies, large private companies with public debt, and companies engaged in complex transactions.

  • Insurance coverage options including directors and officers liability – lead side A policy form, lead side A DIC policy form, excess follow-form policy, primary public D&O policy form
  • Additional coverage available for fiduciary liability
  • Claims service provided by our knowledgeable and experienced claims team

Target classes

Coverage features

  • Broad definitions of claim, defense costs, insureds, loss, and wrongful acts and is non-rescindable for non-indemnifiable loss
  • Side A DIC D&O policy provides broad “difference-in-conditions” triggers and will adopt underlying terms when deemed broader and more favorable for insureds
  • Excess policy is a “pure” follow-form excess coverage that does not introduce any new terms, conditions, or exclusions into excess policy

Other coverages

Markel also provides excess coverage for complex transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

Markel can also provide wage and hour and employment practices liability coverage to US companies in all industry classes including retail, food service, hospitality, healthcare, construction, and financial institutions.

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