Specialty personal solutions


With decades of experience selling personal lines products, Specialty Personal is a well established business here at Markel. We employ some of the most knowledgeable--and helpful--people in the industry. They love horses, bikes, and boats... and it shows. The Specialty Personal product support teams are well-trained, enthusiastic, and available to spend time (answering questions, listening to concerns, discussing coverage options) with customers and potential customers.

We understand that each Specialty Personal customer requires unique coverage. They have different needs and different budgets. That’s why we have developed an adaptable portfolio of products that are easily customized to fit the requirements of an individual policyholder. We have a passion for what we do and our underwriting, loss control and customer service talent runs deep. In short, we sell personalized solutions.

To learn more about our personal products, please scroll down this page. Not all products are available in all states.  For more information about our commercial products, please click here.

Specialty personal products

Our product list is dynamic and includes many interesting coverages ranging from horses to horsepower. All of the products below are available on a direct basis. Please contact us for additional details.

In the spotlight Personal trainer insurance
If you are an independent contractor using space in a facility that you do not own, or if you are not the primary leaseholder for the building, you need professional liability insurance to protect against potential lawsuits from clients.

Markel offers coverage to:

• Personal trainers

• Instructors for aerobics, yoga, Pilates, dance, stroller/fit strides, cardio kickboxing, group aerobics, Zumba®, Jazzercise®, dancercise, and water aerobics

With your professional liability insurance, Markel includes sexual abuse and molestation coverage with a sublimit of $100,000 per occurrence/$100,000 policy aggregate.

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About Markel Specialty

Markel Specialty provides innovative insurance solutions to both commercial customers (such as business owners, camps, schools, and social service agencies) and individuals. The types of insurance we offer include workers’ compensation; property & casualty; accident; “programs” featuring industry-specific/risk-specific coverage packages; and, personal lines. Our production partners include retail agents, agents specializing in particular product lines, program administrators, and affinity groups who endorse or promote our products.

 Horse and farm insurance

Markel has over 50 years of expertise insuring horses and horse-related businesses. Firmly committed to the horse industry, we focus on protecting your equestrian lifestyle.

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  Markel insures fun!

From motorcycles to boats to bicycles to events, we customize insurance policies to help our customers keep the fun going.

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Our claims professionals understand the unique exposures of the markets we serve. They have the knowledge, authority, and ability to act quickly with an understanding of your individual claim.

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