New York State seal

August 15, 1989

SUBJECT: INSURANCE

WITHDRAWN

SUPPLEMENT NO. 2 to CIRCULAR LETTER NO. 3 (1986)

TO: MANAGER, COMMERCIAL LINES UNDERWRITING

OF: ALL LICENSED PROPERTY/CASUALTY INSURERS

ALSO: INSURANCE PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS

RE: AVAILABILITY SURVEY UPDATES

In response to the liability insurance crisis, the Department conducted special surveys to ascertain the existence of markets for different insurance coverages. As a result, markets for many of these risks were identified. Where a meaningful market did not exist for critical coverages, voluntary Market Assistance Programs were successfully developed.

The annexed - availability survey is hereby established, pursuant to Section 308 of the Insurance Law, as a mechanism for the annual appraisal of insurance market conditions and trends. These survey forms should be completed and returned to the Department no later than September 30; 1989 and, until further notice, by September 30th annually thereafter. An insurer failing to file completed surveys by the due date will be subject to statutory penalties. Please acknowledge receipt, and direct your reply and any questions, to:

Bruce L. Ascher, CIE (212-602-0369)

Associate Insurance Examiner.

Property & Casualty Insurance Bureau

New York State Insurance Department

160 West Broadway -- 13th Floor

New York, New York 10013

Your continuing cooperation is essential. Though not required to, individual agents and brokers and producer organizations are encouraged to respond as well.

Very truly yours,

JAMES P CORCORAN

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE NEW YORK STATE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT AVAILABILITY SURVEY

All property/casualty insurers and reinsurers licensed in New York, and accredited reinsurers must complete this survey. For each of the categories of risk, companies should indicate the availability status which best characterizes its underwriting position by marking the appropriate box, using the symbols indicated at the bottom of each page of the survey.

AVAILABILITY STATUS:

The symbols representing each Availability Status, as shown at the bottom of each page of the survey are intended to reflect a company's position in underwriting each category of risk. For the purposes of this survey.

ACTIVELY means that coverage is being offered within the company's regular scope of business or that it has specialty programs developed for the type of insurance listed.

SELECTIVE means that coverage would be written, subject to strict underwriting criteria, or that the company is only a limited market for the type of insurance listed.

ACCOMMODATION means that coverage would only be provided to an account already insured by the company for some other type of coverage.

If none of the foregoing responses accurately describe the company's position relating to particular types of risks, or if further explanation is needed. please write in the words "SEE ATTACHED" and enclose the applicable details with the completed survey form.

POLICIES:

Indicate the number of policies written for this category during Calendar Year 1989.

CONTACT PERSON:

A Contact Person should be indicated for each category of coverage which the company indicates it writes. whether on an active, selective or accommodation basis. The contact person should be familiar with the insurer's underwriting guidelines for the indicated coverage, and should have some decision-making authority in determining the insurability of risks.

REINSURERS:

Reinsurers should indicate if the categories of coverage would be written on a reinsurance basis. (treaty or facultative).

EXCESS LINES BROKERS:

Excess Lines Brokers should give positive responses only to the extent that coverage can be placed, with a non admitted carrier.

PRODUCER ORGANIZATIONS:

Producer organizations should advise members of the survey and inform the Department of admitted markets.

COMPLETED FORMS:

All completed surveys should be returned by the date requested with a cover letter identifying the company(ies) responding, and indicating the name, title and telephone number of the person to be contacted if questions arise regarding the completeness or accuracy of the submission.

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

           

Recreational Liability

         

Carnivals, Fairs and

         

Amusement Parks Required

         

by Article 27 of the

         

New York Labor Law to

         

obtain liability

         

insurance.

         
           

Large Amusement Park

[] []      
           
           

Small Amusement Park

[] []      
           
           

Traveling Amusement

[] []      

Shows

         
           

Small Local Fairs

[] []      
           
           

Carnivals

[] []      
           
           

State or County Fairs

[] []      
           

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

         

Other Recreational

       

Liability

       
         

Ice Skating Rinks

[]

[]    

and/or Clubs

       
         

 Ski Area Liability

[]

[]    
         
         

Ski Tour Operators

[]

[]    
         
         

Horseback Riding

[]

[]    

Establishment

       
         

Winter Recreational

[]

[]    

Facilities

       
         

Snowmobile Liability

[]

[]    
         
         

Snowmobile Clubs-

[]

[]    

Including Trails

       
         

Snowmobile Clubs-

[]

[]    

Excluding Trails

       
         

Snowmobile Rentals

[]

[]    
         

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

 
           

Go Kart Facilities

[] []      
           
           

Bowling Alleys

[] []      
           
           

Indoor Pool

[] []      

Swim Clubs

         
           

Horseback Riding

[] []      

Establishment

         
           

Private Recreational

[] []      

Clubs

         
           

Summer Camp And

[] []      

Recreational Facilities

         
           

Roller Skating

[] []      

Facilities

         
           

Special Events

[] []      
           
           

Health Clubs

[] []      
           
           

Racquetball Facilities

[] []      
           
           

Private Beaches

[] []      
           

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

         

Baseball &

[] []    

Softball Clubs

       
         

Hockey Clubs

[] []    
         
         

Other Sports

[] []    

Clubs

       
         

Firework Display

[] []    
         
         

Contact Sport Club

[] []    
         
         

Gymnasium Schools

[] []    
         
         

Youth Centers

[] []    
         
         

Tennis Instructor

[] []    
         
         

Health Clubs

[] []    
         

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

         

Boatowners Liability

[] []    
         
         

Boat Rentals

[] []    
         
         

Boat Launch

[] []    

Facilities

       
         

Boat Marina

[] []    

Facilities

       
         

Pleasure Boating

[] []    
         
         

Museum Establishments

[] []    
         
         

Theater Club

[] []    
         
         

Road Race Club

[] []    
         
         

Judo and Karate

[] []    

Instruction

       

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

 
           

Recreational

[] []      

Guide Services

         
           

Singles Club

[] []      
           
           

Beach Club

[] []      
           
           

Police Athletic

[] []      

League

         
           

Knights of Columbus or

[] []      

Other Fraternal

         

Organization

         
           

Special Exhibit Floater

[] []      
           
           

Vacation Resorts

[] []      
           
           

Bungalow Colonies

[] []      
           
           

Other Specify

[] []      
           

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

         

LIQUOR LAW LIABILITY-

[] []    

taverns and restaurants

       

for which liquor

       

accountants

       

for more than 75% of

       

total sales,

       

CGL coverage is not

       

requested.

       
         

LIQUOR LAW LIABILITY-

[] []    

taverns and restaurants

       

for which liquor

       

accountants

       

for more than 75% of

       

total sales,

       

CGL coverage is not

       

requested.

       
         

LIQUOR LAW LIABILITY-

[] []    

taverns and restaurants

       

for which liquor

       

accountants

       

for more than 75% of

       

total sales,

       

CGL coverage is not

       

requested.

       
         

LIQUOR LAW LIABILITY-

[] []    

taverns and restaurants

       

for which liquor

       

accountants

       

for more than 75% of

       

total sales,

       

CGL coverage is not

       

requested.

       

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

           

PRODUCT LIABILITY

         
           

Medical Product -

[] []      

Sales

         
           

Cosmetic Manufacturers

[] []      
           
           

Cosmetic Sales

[] []      
           
           

New Products (Cosmetics)

[] []      

Establishment

         
           

New Products

[] []      

Phapmaceutical

         
           

New Products (Food)

[] []      
           
           

New Products (Other Specify)

[] []      
           
           

 Tanning Salons

[] []      
           
           

Toy Manufacturers

[] []      
           

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

 
           

Refrigeration Systems

[] []      
           
           

Food Processing

[] []      
           
           

Pest Control

[] []      
           
           

Tree Spraying

[] []      
           
           

New Car Dealers

[] []      
           
           

Used Car Dealers

[] []      
           
           

Motorcycle Dealers

[] []      
           
           

Detergent Manufacturer

[] []      
           
           

Chemical Packaging Firm

[] []      
           
           

Fire Gauge Manufacturer

[] []      
           

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

           

Fire Equipment

[] []      
           
           

Furrier

[] []      
           
           

 Close Out

[] []      

Sales Vendor

         
           

Pen Maker

[] []      
           
           

Riding Equipment Sales

[] []      
           
           

Toilet Renting

[] []      
           
           

Children' Clothing

[] []      

Distributor

         
           

Platform Lift Rentals

[] []      
           

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

 
           

Clothing Importers

[] []      
           
           

Golf Cart Leasing

[] []      
           
           

Auto Parts

[] []      

Manufacturers

         
           

Fuel Oil

[] []      

Distributor

         
           

Fuel Tank Installation

[] []      

and Repair (may include

         

Premises Operations

         

coverage)

         
           

Tanks Other than Fuel-

[] []      

Installation and Repair

         
           

Aircraft instruments

[] []      

and Gauges

         
           

Other - Specify

[] []      
           

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

         

COMPLETED OPERATIONS

       
         

Aircraft Repair Liability

[] []    
         
         

 Auto Body Repair Work

[] []    
         
         

Boat Hauling

[] []    
         
         

Boiler and Machinery

[] []    

Repair

       
         

City Contractual Work

[] []    
         
         

City Contractual Work --

[] []    

 $ 4 Million Excess of

       

$ 1 Million

       
         

Duct Work Installation

[] []    
         
         

Asbestos Removal

[] []    
         
         

Removal of other

[] []    

Pollutants

       

(i.e, Dioxin, PCBs)

       
         

Racquetball Facilities

[] []    
         
         

Private Beaches

[] []    
         

Private Beaches

       

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

         

Pest Control

[] []    
         
         

Exterminator's

[] []    

Liability

       
         

Crop Dusting

[] []    
         
         

Tree Spraying

[] []    
         
         

Tanning Salons

[] []    
         
         

Bridge Painting

[] []    
         
         

Masonry Work

[] []    
         
         

Construction

[] []    
         
         

Carpentry

[] []    
         

Refrigeration Systems

[] []    
         

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

         

Roofing Contractors

[] []    
         
         

Cardboard Manufacturers

[] []    
         
         

Dock Repair

[] []    
         
         

Knife Manufacturing

[] []    

& Sales

       
         

Underground Tank

[] []    

Inspection

       
         

Waste Disposal-

[] []    

Hazardous

       
         

Waste Disposal-

[] []    

Non-Hazardous

       
         

Other Specify

[] []    
         

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

           

PREMISES/OPERATIONS LIABILITY

         
           

Churches

[]

[]

     
           
           

Synagogues

[]

[]

     
           
           

 Restaurants

[]

[]

     
           
           

Retail Stores

[]

[]

     
           
           

Grocery Stores

[]

[]

     
           
           

Bodegas

[]

[]

     
           
           

Office Buildings

[]

[]

     
           
           

Apartment Buildings

[]

[]

     
           

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

         

Other Commercial

[] []    

Real State

       
         

Rooming Houses

[] []    
         
         

Hotels

[] []    
         
         

Hotels -- Seasonal

[] []    
         
         

Motels

[] []    
         
         

Motels -- Seasonal

[] []    
         
         

Farms and

[] []    

Ranches

       
         

Outpatient

[] []    

Elective Surgery Office

       

TYPE OF RISK,

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

Vacant Commercial

[]

[]

   

Real Estate

       
         

Vacant Dwellings

[]

[]

   
         

Vacant Land

[]

[]

   
         

Other -- Specify

[]

[]

   

INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL "YES" RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES. SELECTIVELY

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

MUNICIPAL LIABILITY

General Liability

[] []    
         

Automobile Liability

[] []    
         

Excess Liability

[] []    
         

Umbrella Liability

[] []    
         

Indian Reservations

[] []    
         

Other -- Specify

[] []    

INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL "YES" RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES, SELECTIVELY

[+] YES, BUT WILL UNDERWRITE ONLY AS AN ACCOMODATION

TYPE OF RISK,

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

SMALL CONTRACTORS AND OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES

Cleaning Services

[] []    
         

Cleaning Services

[] []    

Floor Waxing Exposure

       

Electrical Contractors

[] []    
         

Elevator and Boiler Repair

[]

[]$

   
         

Home Improvement

[] []    

Contractors

       
         

General Contractors --

[] []    

"Paper Contracts"

       
         

Home Inspection Companies

[] []    

INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL 'YES' RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES, SELECTIVELY

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

Women, Minority and Small

[] []    

Business Contract Bonds

       

Health Club Surety Bonds

[] []    
         

Bonds for Contractors for

[] []    

the City of New York

       
         

Bonds for other Municipal

[] []    

Contractors

       
         

Other -- Specify

[] []    

INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL "YES" RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES, SELECTIVELY

[+] YES, BUT WILL UNDERWRITE ONLY AS AN ACCOMODATION

TYPE OF RISK,

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

CHILD CARE LIABILITY

Day Care Endorsement to

[] []    

Homeowners Policy

       
         

Family Day Care

[] []    

in home (up to 6 children)

       
         

Group Family Day Care

[] []    

in home (7 - 12 children)

       
         

Day Care Center

[] []    

self-standing

       
         

Foster Parents

[] []    
         

Foster Care

[] []    
         

Care for the

[] []    

Mentally Disabled

       
         

Adult Day Care

[] []    
         

Other -- Specify

[] []    

INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL 'YES' RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES, SELECTIVELY

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

POLLUTION LIABILITY

Underground storage tanks

[] []    
         

Above Ground Storage Tanks

[] []    
         

Clean-Up Costs

[] []    
         

Asbestos Removal

[] []    

Contractors

       
         

Hazardous Waste Haulers

[] []    
         

Hazardous Waste Removal

[] []    
         

Medical Waste Removal

[] []    

Contractors

       
         

Environmental Protector

[] []    

Policy

       
         

Other -- Specify

[] []    

INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL 'YES' RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES SELECTIVELY

[+] YES, BUT WILL UNDERWRITE ONLY AS AN ACCOMODATION

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY - ERRORS AND OMISSIONS

Directors and Officers Liability

       

(Profit)

[] []    

(Non-Profit)

[] []    
         

Lawyers

[] []    

Professional Liability

       
         

Law Enforcement

[] []    

Professional Liability

       
         

Security Firms

[] []    

(i.e. Pinkerton Guard)

       
         

Social Worker

[] []    

Professional Liability

       
         

Architects and Engineers

[] []    

Professional Liability

       
         

Publishers

[] []    

Professional Liability

       
         

Accountants and Auditors

[] []    

Errors and Omissions

       
         

Public Official

[] []    

Errors and Omissions

       

INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL 'YES' RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES SELECTIVELY

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

Real Estate

[] []    

Errors and Omissions

       
         

Nursing Homes

[] []    

Medical Malpractice

       
         

Private Nursing Service

[] []    

Medical Malpractice

       
         

Medical Students

[] []    

Medical Malpractice

       
         

Non-Profit Organizations

[] []    
         

School Liability

[] []    
         

Employment Agencies

[] []    
         

Fiduciary Liability

[] []    
         

Advertising Agents

[] []    

Errors and Omissions

       
         

Travel Agents

[] []    

Errors and Omissions

       

INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL 'YES' RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[+] YES SELECTIVELY

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

Actuaries

[] []    

Errors and Omissions

       
         

Consultants

[] []    

Professional Liability

       
         

Counselors

[] []    

Errors and Omissions

       
         

Employee Benefits Liability

[] []    
         

Insurance Producers

[] []    

Errors and Omissions

       
         

Insurance Company

[] []    

Errors and Omissions

       
         

Ambulance

[] []    

Professional Liability

       
         

.Acupuncture

[] []    
         

.Chiropractor

[] []    
         

.Chiropodist/Podiatrist

[] []    

INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL 'YES' RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES SELECTIVELY

[+] YES, BUT WILL UNDERWRITE ONLY AS AN ACCOMODATION

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

.Dietician/Nutritione

[] []    
         

.Laboratory Technician

[] []    
         

.Registered Nurse

[] []    
         

.Practical Nurse

[] []    
         

.Nurse Practitioners

[] []    
         

.Nurse Midwife

[] []    
         

.Nurse Anesthetist

[] []    
         

.Occupational Therapist

[] []    
         

.Optician

[] []    
         

.Optometrist

[] []    

INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL 'YES' RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES SELECTIVELY

[+] YES, BUT WILL UNDERWRITE ONLY AS AN ACCOMODATION

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

.Orthotist/Prosthetist

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.Pharmacist

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.Physical Therapist

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.Physician's Assistant

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.Psychologist

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.Rehabilitation Professionals

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.Respiratory Therapist

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.Weight Loss Centers

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.Hospice

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.Visiting Nurse Association

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INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL 'YES' RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES SELECTIVELY

[+] YES, BUT WILL UNDERWRITE ONLY AS AN ACCOMODATION

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

.Home Health Care Agency

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.Community Health Care

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Centers

       
         

.Physical & Occupational

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Rehabilitation Centers

       
         

.Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Centers

       
         

.Emergency Centers

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.Surgery Centers

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.Blood Banks

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.Organ or Blood Facilities

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.Medical Dental

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or X-Ray Labs

       
         

Other -- Specify

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INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL 'YES' RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES SELECTIVELY

[+] YES, BUT WILL UNDERWRITE ONLY AS AN ACCOMODATION

TYPE OF RISK,

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

GOVERNMENT FUNDED VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

Business Counseling Programs-

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Non-Profit Agency

       
         

Counselors Liability -

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Non-profit Agency

       
         

Counselors Liability -

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Additional Insureds

       
         

Excess Owned/Non-Owned

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Automobile Liability

       
         

Automobile Transportation

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Liability

       
         

Medical Payments Liability

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Recreational Facilities

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INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL 'YES' RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES SELECTIVELY

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

Social Workers

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Hospital Workers -

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Additional Insureds

       
         

Other -- Specify

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INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL "YES" RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES, SELECTIVELY

[+] YES, BUT WILL UNDERWRITE ONLY AS AN ACCOMMODATION

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

MISCELLANEOUS LIABILITY RISKS

Umbrella Liability

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Excess Liability

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Small Storage Warehouses

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Containing Chemicals

       

and/or Pollutants

       
         

Owners' Protective Liability

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Block Associations

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Condominium Associations

[] []    
         

Cooperative Apartment

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Associations

       
         

Community Centers

[] []    
         

Senior Citizen Centers

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INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL "YES" RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES, SELECTIVELY

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

Private Schools (including

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Athletic Participation)

       
         

Car Rental Agencies

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Motor Truck Cargo

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Garagekeepers Liability

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.Garagekeepers Liability -

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Classic Autos

       
         

Rental Vehicles -

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Private Passenger Auto -

       

Physical Damage

       
         

Home Health Care -

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incl. Errors and Omissions

       
         

Home Health Care -

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excl. Errors and Omissions

       

INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL "YES" RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[X] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES, SELECTIVELY

[+] YES, BUT WILL UNDERWRITE ONLY AS AN ACCOMMODATION

TYPE OF RISK

YES

NO

POLICIES

CONTACT

.Hansom Cabs

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(Horse and Carriage)

       

.Volunteer Fire Departments

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& Other Emergency Services

       

Other -- Specify

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INSURER NAME

NOTE: FOR ALL 'YES' RESPONSES INSERT THE FOLLOWING:

[x] YES, ACTIVELY PROVIDE A MARKET

[*] YES, BUT WILL UNDERWRITE ONLY AS AN ACCOMODATION

[+] YES, BUT WILL UNDERWRITE ONLY AS AN ACCOMMODATION