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Primary casualty

From start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, with both admitted and non-admitted capabilities, Markel primary casualty offers flexible insurance solutions and experience to help meet your needs.

  • We have the products, tools, and underwriting acumen to target hard-to-place risks.
  • Our team of specialists has extensive knowledge and experience in the construction, products, and life sciences segments of the insurance marketplace.
  • Our risk solution services team provides insights and support to product lines by identifying emerging hazards, analyzing risk trends, and providing solutions to policyholders in order to prevent and mitigate loss.


Markel provides coverage for commercial, industrial, and residential contractors and developers. Available coverage options include practice policy, project-specific, owners interest, OCP, and GL only wraps.

Life sciences

Markel can provide primary or excess products and services liability, errors or omissions liability, and general liability coverage for the life sciences industry. Operations span the life cycle of a product to include research and development, clinical trials, and sold products in the medical device, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and biotechnology space.


Coverage available for a wide variety of products from automotive, clothing, cosmetics, food and beverage, dietary supplements, industrial machinery, metal goods, toys, sporting goods, and many more.

Other target classes

Coverage is also available in the hospitality, commercial real estate, retail/wholesale distributors, and the food service industries.

Commercial general liability

General liability insurance for a variety of our niche markets

Discontinued products and operations

Liability insurance that provides insurance protection for your company in the event of an incident when your business is no longer operating

Life sciences

Coverage available on both a primary or excess basis and includes products-completed operations liability (claims-made), errors and omissions liability (claims-made), and general liability, including advertising and personal injury (occurrence).

Products liability

Occurrence and claims-made coverage options

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Additional services and insights

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Potential pitfalls for distributors of foreign-manufactured products

Protection against lawsuits arising out of product defects can be minimal or nonexistent when the manufacturer and its insurer are located outside of the US.

Unique like you

Every business has different coverage needs.

We meet challenges head on to find creative coverage solutions, reduce risk, or help recover from a loss.

  • Risk Solution Services

    We help guide you through the maze of risks with customized solutions designed specifically for your needs.

  • Claims

    Find a sense of comfort knowing you have a team aiming to work in your best interest to help you get the most from your insurance protection.

  • Company responsibility

    Our dedication to a responsible, sustainable approach consistently reflects the guidance of our company compass, the Markel Style.