Markel Corporation was named to the 2015 Ward's 50 property-casualty top performers, again. Selected from over 3,000 property-casualty insurance companies domiciled in the US, 50 companies were honored with this award based on the following performance criteria:
Five-year average return on average equity
Five-year average return on average assets
Five-year average return on total revenue
Five-year growth in revenue
Five-year improvement in surplus to written premium
Five-year average combined ratio
Together, the group produced a 10.9% statutory return on average equity from 2010 to 2014, compared to 7.8% for the property-casualty industry overall.
See more about the Ward's 50.
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At Markel, we encourage you to take charge of your career. We will be there to help you with the resources and guidance you need. Your success is our success.
Interested in joining a Fortune 500 company with a reputation for excellence? Explore some Markel’s career areas below! See where you can help make Markel one of the world’s greatest companies.
Markel underwriters use creativity and analytical skills to evaluate and set coverage conditions for our clients. To ensure we make decisions profitable to Markel and our clients, underwriters analyze information to determine the risk of insuring a customer and to determine appropriate premiums and amounts of coverage as well as develop the policy language to cover potential losses. An underwriter helps to strategically position and market new policies to wholesale brokers or retail agents.
Claims associates investigate, evaluate, and settle claims. They apply technical knowledge and skillful negotiation skills to ensure fair and prompt closing of cases.
Markel’s actuaries help predict the risk involved in writing various types of insurance policies and identify the potential profitability with different business opportunities. Our actuary associates use their strong analytical skills to provide data that allows management to plan for the future and reserve for possible losses.
Finance, accounting, treasury, tax, and internal audit
Markel’s finance, accounting, treasury, tax, and internal audit associates are responsible for the integrity of the company’s worldwide financial operations and policies.
Information systems and technology
Whether it’s computing or communicating, IT delivers all of our systems worldwide, with an eye toward speed and reliability, technical expertise, and knowledge of our business.
Regulatory and compliance
Associates in regulatory and compliance are responsible for ensuring that we meet federal and state mandates to protect both the company and our insureds. Strong attention to detail and an ability to identify potential problems and opportunities within the regulatory arena are important assets for this position.
Associates in customer support work effectively in a fast-paced environment, work well in a team environment, communicate clearly and professionally. Our associates are reliable and dedicated to providing the best customer experience possible.
Horse and farm claims2
The selection process
Where can I check the status of my application?
The confirmation email that you received upon submitting the application contains a link through which you can monitor the status of your application. You must create an account in our application portal to check the status.
Horse and farm claims
To report horse injury, sickness, or mortality claims
Note: Horse injury, sickness, and mortality claims may only be reported via telephone.
Immediate notice of all accidents, sicknesses, injuries and/or deaths must be reported to:
800-362-7535 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
800-446-7925 Evenings, weekends, and holidays
Mortality claim card
Animal loss procedures
1. Report all accidents, sicknesses, injuries, and deaths.
2. Contact Markel for permission prior to any surgical procedures.
3. Make arrangements for an autopsy.
4. Call police in case of theft, shooting, or vehicular involvement.
1. Perform any surgical procedure without contacting Markel.
2. Have animal put down without consent of Markel.
2. Have animal removed prior to performance of an autopsy.
3. Neglect a police report, if needed.
Please share these procedures with anyone having care, custody, and control of the insured horse. Failure to comply may jeopardize your coverage.
To report horse liability or farm claims
.Claims page Please use the property or general liability links located on the
Accident report procedures
4. Report all incidents to Markel Claims department.
3. Obtain names, addresses, phone numbers of police, fire, medical, or hospital authorities.
2. Obtain names, addresses, and phone numbers of all witnesses.
1. Obtain all accident details.
3. Discuss accident or injury with anyone other than your insurance representative or someone authorized by the insurance company.
2. Admit responsibility for the accident or injury.
1. Divulge information with regards to insurance coverage.
CAUTION Please share these procedures with anyone having care, custody, and control of the insured horse. Failure to comply may jeopardize your coverage.
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Specialty business news
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Markel Specialty is a recognized leader in insuring youth-related organizations and child care centers for over 30 years with insurance, loss control, and advisory services.
Our Child Care Complete program consists of an insurance package with coverages specifically designed to address and support the coverage issues of the child care industry.
One of the benefits available to policyholders is our Safety 1st education program which provides exceptional risk management tools, including background checks for staff and volunteers at a deeply discounted rate, safe driving courses at a reduced rate, and practical loss-control solutions.
The program is designed for profit and non-profit operations providing early childhood education such as:
Commercial child care centers
Before- and after-school programs
For more information and contacts, click here.
Markel's Wholesale division is heavily involved in the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (NAPSLO). The Wholesale division has nine associates serving on various NAPSLO committees for the current year.
The Wholesale division has also had five associates presented with prestigious NAPSLO awards including the Charles A. McAlear/NAPSLO Industry Award (Tony Markel, 2005 and John Latham, 2009), the W. Dana Roehrig (Past President’s) Award (Jeff Lamb, 2011 and Wendy Houser, 2012) and the Steven R. Gross Next Generation Award (Nick Abraham, 2012).
The Markel Style states that “We respect our relationship with our suppliers and have a commitment to our communities.” These associates volunteer their time and energy to better NAPSLO and the community of insurance professionals.
Wholesale division contacts
President, Wholesale Division
Regional President, West Region
Regional President, Northeast Region
Regional President, Southeast Region
Regional President, Mid South Region
Regional President, Midwest Region.
Markel locations list
MM SM Hotline Panel Ext Care
Available to Nursing Home, Hospital, Extended Care Facility policyholders free of charge, this Hotline panel provides access to experienced and nationally recognized defense attorneys who are available to answer general risk management related questions. Please note that questions regarding specific situations should be discussed with retained counsel. Facts and laws vary from case to case and state to state.
William Wilson, Partner
Wilson Getty, LLP
San Diego, CA 92130
Insley and Race, LLC
Atlanta, GA 30309
William Wilson , Partner
Wilson Getty LLP
12555 High Bluff Drive, Suite 270
San Diego, CA 92130
Contact Bill at: 858-847-3237
William C. Wilson attended the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1990), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1985). While in law school, Bill interned with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office.
Bill’s practice focuses on the defense of long term health care facilities, including residential care and skilled nursing facilities. He has successfully defended long term care clients in actions filed by residents and family members raising claims involving intentional acts, violations of the Elder Abuse Act, punitive damages and violations of Business and Professions Code section 17200. Bill also regularly represents facilities in administrative hearings. Such matters involve filing civil complaints against the Department of Health Services for dismissal of alleged regulatory violations.
Liedle, Getty & Wilson LLP is an associate member of the California Association of Health Facilities (“CAHF”). Bill is an active member of CAHF. He serves on CAHF’s Legal Subcommittee and regularly provides presentations on topics particular to long term care litigation. In addition, Bill is the treasurer for the Associate Member Council to the San Diego Healthcare Association. He is also a member of the State Bar of California, San Diego County Bar Association, Elder Law Section and San Diego Defense Lawyers.
Bill’s practice also includes defending clients in general liability matters including motor vehicle and construction site accidents and products liability cases. These cases involve claims for serious personal injury and wrongful death. Bill, who holds a “BV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict. In addition, he has conducted over 120 arbitrations, and has handled many administrative hearings, settlement conferences and mediations.
Brynda Insley, Principal
Insley & Race
Two Midtown Plaza
1349 West Peachtree Street, Northwest, Suite
Atlanta, GA 30309
Contact Brynda at: 404-876-9816
Brynda Rodriguez Insley is the founding principal of Insley & Race LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in 1961, and graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri in May 1983. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia in 1986, and practiced law with a well-known insurance defense firm from 1986 to 1998 at which time she started Insley & Race, LLC with Kevin Race, Esq. Insley & Race, LLC primarily focuses on defense tort litigation, including but not limited to, the areas of medical malpractice liability, hospital/nursing liability, nursing home liability, medical device/product liability, and general liability/premises cases. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Georgia Bar Association and other professional associations, and is a frequent speaker at professional and client seminars.
Ms. Insley has successfully represented numerous hospitals, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities and individual healthcare providers over the past 22 years in professional negligence cases, EMTALA and administrative matters and licensing board issues. Insley & Race employs a diverse and experienced team of attorneys which includes a JD/MD, 3 Legal Nurse Consultants and a numerous paraprofessionals to provide comprehensive, factually tailored representation to the Firm’s clients for the best possible outcome.
Rewards and benefits
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Markel is not your standard insurance company. Since being founded by Sam Markel in 1930, Markel has earned the reputation for covering hard-to-place risks; like, Dorothy’s ruby red slippers from the Wizard of Oz.
Markel is a family-oriented company and a global, publicly-traded organization. Interested in joining a unique Fortune 500 company with a reputation for excellence?
212 words describe our corporate DNA. These are the values and expectations that guide us each and every day. The Markel Style promotes excellence, a sense of humor, as well as honesty and fairness in all of our dealings. From Singapore to London to Bermuda and New York City, our associates incorporate the Style and values into all business dealings.
Our competitive advantage
At Markel, we recognize our associates as our greatest asset and are our greatest competitive advantage. Our associates provide the highest level of service. Our associates keep Markel in leadership positions in the insurance marketplaces.
Commitment to open doors
Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce. Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style—some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an associate.
As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.
Diversity and inclusion
Markel is a diverse, global company. Diversity provides Markel with the ability to serve the needs of customers globally. Our diverse workforce enables Markel to make decisions and change course quickly, creatively and effectively, as defined in the Markel Style. Diversity makes us better business partners. At Markel, embracing people’s differences brings amazing results and fuels innovation.
BEAM (Black Engagement at Markel) - BEAM seeks to improve equity, education, and engagement among Black associates along with the greater Markel Community.
The Jitneys - A group striving to enhance interaction between newer associates and well established Markel professionals while exemplifying the Markel Style.
Markel Women’s Network - Helping build and guid and empower employees through education, community outreach, networking, and support.
Markel Veterans Program - Partnering with Operation Healing Forces, to hire and train veterans to be part of our talented and high-performing team.
Markel has a rich tradition of community involvement where our associates and customers live and work across the world. Markel provides support to a diverse group of not-for-profit organizations whose missions align with our philanthropic priorities to make the most of the resources we have, and in turn, have a greater impact on our communities.
Our associates are always stepping up to volunteer for their local community. Each of our major locations has a committee of associates who identifies charities to support each year. As described in the Markel Style, we are committed to giving back to the communities we serve.
Did you know
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Global Excess Liability
Markel Global Insurance underwrites layers of excess liability for many of the top companies in the world. John Boylan, Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer, and his talented team of underwriters participate in shared and layered programs.
Markel Global Insurance
Excess liability…where we play well
We insure 54% of the top 50 companies in the world.
We insure 40% of the top 25 hospital systems in the US.
We insure 56% of the top 50 life sciences companies in the world.
We insure 46% of the top 30 medical device companies in the world.
We insure 44% of the top 50 energy companies in the world.
Excess liability contacts
Global Insurance – Casualty
Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer
US market (New York)
US market (New York)
Senior Vice President