Each of our five business segments – Specialty, Regional, Alternative Markets, Reinsurance, International – is comprised of individual operating units that serve a market defined by geography, products, services, or types of customers.
Our growth is based on meeting the needs of customers, maintaining a high-quality balance sheet, and allocating capital to our best opportunities.
The Specialty units underwrite complex and sophisticated risks, including general, professional, product, excess and umbrella liability, workers' compensation and property coverages as well as aviation, commercial transportation and program business. Business is written on both an excess and surplus lines and admitted basis.
The Regional units, which are leaders in their local markets, write commercial lines coverages for small and mid-sized business firms and governmental entities. This segment also writes surety coverages.
The Alternative Markets units offer insurance products and develop and administer self-insurance programs and other alternative risk transfer mechanisms. Workers' compensation is the predominant line of business in this segment. This segment also writes hospital professional liability and medical stop loss insurance.
The Reinsurance units write reinsurance on both a facultative and treaty basis. In addition, the Company participates in business written through Lloyd's and in several specialty niches.
The Company's International business operates in selected regions throughout the world, including Europe, South America, Australia and Asia.