RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Markel Insurance Company,
a division of Markel Corporation, announced today that it acquired the
property and casualty insurance renewal rights of Child Welfare Insurance
Services effective December 31, 2008.
Rhonda Sciortino, founder and chief executive officer of Child Welfare
Insurance Services, joins Markel as business development specialist to expand
the insurance, risk management, and loss control services provided to
non-profit businesses that serve the needs of disadvantaged children. Rhonda
is a recognized insurance and risk management expert in foster care and child
welfare business operations. Child Welfare Insurance Services has been a
producing broker for Markel since 2000.
"I am delighted to join Markel because of their long-term support and
future commitment to protecting people and organizations that help children
and families. Markel's reputation for managing risk, providing meaningful loss
control education resources, and expert claims handling was key to my
decision," said Rhonda.
"Markel will continue our significant commitment to child welfare
organizations. Rhonda's expertise and experience in this important social
services niche adds value to our policyholders and retail producers. We will
provide additional resources to grow this business," said Britton L. Glisson,
president and coo of Markel Insurance Company.
Markel will retain and expand producer relationships supporting the child
welfare business. "Underwriting will continue from the Richmond, Virginia and
Alameda, California offices of Markel Insurance Company, and we are excited
about Rhonda developing producer and industry relationships nationwide," said
Thomas K. Smith, vice president of Marketing.
ABOUT MARKEL INSURANCE COMPANY
A subsidiary of Markel Corporation, Markel Insurance Company underwrites
commercial lines coverages for a variety of niche markets including a wide
range of non-profit social service agencies; camps; child care centers; youth
recreation centers; private schools; museums and historic homes; and dance,
gymnastics, and martial arts schools. The company also underwrites horse and
farm programs as well as special-risk accident and health insurance. Markel
Risk Solutions offers unique individual account solutions for commercial lines
Visit Markel Insurance Company on the web at www.markelinsurance.com.
SOURCE Markel Corporation
CONTACT: Letha E. Heaton, VP, Corporate Marketing, 1-847-572-6250,
email@example.com; or Thomas K. Smith, VP, Marketing, Markel Insurance
Company, 1-804-965-1663, firstname.lastname@example.org
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