SPECIAL REPORT: TOP SPECIALIST BROKERS 2017 MARINE
GLOBAL MARINE INSURANCE AGENCY Traverse City, MI
Located in Northwest Michigan, Global Marine Insurance Agency was formed
in 1989 to serve the marine community. The team at GMIA has a combined 75 years of experience providing boat, yacht, personal watercraft and commercial marine insurance. Licensed in all 50 states, GMIA has also aligned with surplus lines carriers to enable the agency to write insurance off the shores of the US.
BUCKMAN-MITCHELL INC. Visalia, CA
Today's agribusinesses find themselves dealing not only with drought and other climate conditions, but also labor issues and the need for new technology to improve farming, storage and distribution. Based in one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, Buckman-Mitchell provides crop insurance and other commercial programs for agribusinesses, and also has a handful of special programs for members of groups such as the Allied Grape Growers and California Fresh Fruit Association, as well as citrus packing houses and dairy operations. The company is licensed in 43 states, and its clients operate across multiple states. FINE ART
ART INSURANCE NOW New York, NY
INSURANCE ASSOCIATES INC. Norfolk, NE
Nebraska is widely considered one of the nation’s leading meat producers, and was also recently tapped by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to lead a project to investigate E. coli strains in beef. Family-owned, Nebraska-based Insurance Associates Inc. provides extensive coverage for meat processors, including retail meat stores and butcher shops, as well as processing plants and wholesale and packing operators. Its
program covers property, general liability, workers’ compensation and even product recall. The company boasts a national presence in the meat processing industry and has been in business for more than 40 years. Insurance Associates Inc. is also a member of the American Association of Meat Processors, as well as statelevel associations. “The meat industry is among the most highly regulated industries in the country, and with good reason,” says Insurance Associates Inc.’s Cole Williams. “The challenge, however, is that changing regulation often affects the day-to-day operations of our customers, which results in financial pressures that our program seeks to alleviate.”
Art Insurance Now serves artists, collectors, dealers, auctioneers, private exhibits, galleries, museums and other institutions that invest in fine art. The company also provides special coverage for fine art reference libraries, wine collections and musical instruments. Art Insurance Now offers policies for different types of art, jewelry and collectibles, and extends cover not only for art that is permanently placed, but also art in temporary storage and in transit, whether by land, water or air. As the company explains, “insuring art is more than just protecting against damage or theft.” Recognizing the cultural heritage in these pieces that make them invaluable, the company includes options such as waivers of subrogation, host liquor liability, and employment practices and legal liability.
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