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Markel Insurtech Underwriters

We leverage Markel’s myriad capabilities to work with diverse insurtech partners across many product lines.

The Markel Insurtech Underwriters (MIU) team focuses on providing risk capacity and underwriting expertise to start-ups and digital distribution partners passionately building innovative insurance solutions. We seek ideas that leverage emerging technologies and modern customer acquisition strategies to create the service and experience that meets consumer expectations.

More about MIU

Our qualifications

  • Nationwide capabilities
  • Admitted and non-admitted
  • Multiple A-rated papers
  • Reinsurance options
  • Risk-sharing options
  • Broad range of product lines available

Services and support

  • Regulatory and compliance expertise
  • Underwriting guidance
  • Claims handling

Our appetite

  • Partners seeking a carrier team dedicated to working with insurtech start-ups and new digital platforms
  • Partners that bring their own technology platform and customer acquisition strategy
  • Partners seeking a collaborative approach to developing product underwriting and compliance
  • Partners with new, innovative products or new models of product distribution and customer acquisition

Our portfolio of partners

Thimble provides general and professional liability insurance for small businesses, freelancers, and gig workers with flexible terms ranging from hourly to annual. Sold direct to consumer and through appointed agents.
Insures tickets, registrations, and events, and is sold direct to insured through ticket platforms at the point of sale.

Offers a pathway for startups and other digital platforms to create innovative insurance programs.

Personal Umbrella
Personal umbrella insurance, which is sold online to retail agents.

Simply Business
Simply Business offers general liability insurance tailored to small businesses, and Markel participates as one of their insurance partners. Coverage is sold online, direct to consumer.

Provides auto physical damage insurance for cars while on a track for non-competition driving, which is sold online, direct to insured and through Hagerty.

Offers surplus lines management liability insurance, which is sold online through appointed wholesale brokers.

Offers an admitted architects and engineers professional liability product to small A&E firms via appointed retailers.

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MIU contact

Scott Whitehead
Managing Director, Markel Insurtech Underwriters