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ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuits Targeting Marine Retailers!
March 6, 2019 - We have seen several suits brought against our insureds...learn more »
Chris Pesce Weighs in on Target Markets Program Incubator Membership
December 3, 2018 - Chris Pesce Weighs in on Target Markets Program Incubator Membershiplearn more »
Dawn Novelli featured in recent talk!
October 15, 2018 - We would like to share something that brought a smile to our faces. We have a broker, Joseph Stringer from Anderson Insurance, who was a guest speaker at a business forum discussing the power of vocation. Early in his speech, and immediately following his praise for Martin Luther King, Jr. he mentions our own Dawn Novelli. Highlighting for the group just how important her role is and how well she performs in that position. Please take a moment to listen to the audio file snippet attached.listen here »
MPG Wins AIG Private Client Group Invitational
August 6, 2018 - MPG takes home 1st place for Connecticut Cancer Foundationlearn more »
Direct Bill on Lloyds Homeowners Program
June 21, 2018 - MPG has now converted our in-house Lloyds Homeowners program to direct bill with installments!learn more »
NatGen Premier Opens MA to HNW Personal Lines Program
April 26, 2018 - NatGen expands their high net worth program to include Massachusettslearn more »
Michael DeMarco Joins MPG
February 21, 2018 - Michael DeMarco joins MPG as Sr. Underwrtier in the Private Client Services Divisionlearn more »
Program Business Shows the Advantages, Limitations of Specialization
January 15, 2018 - Insurance executives from the carrier and distribution sides of property/casualty program business examine a new study that shows program administrators are able to build loyal, profitable relationships but struggle to expand those beyond the initial prodwatch video »
Program Business Execs: Cyber Coverage Needs Better Forms, Loss Info
January 12, 2018 - Insurance professionals in the carrier and distribution side of the insurance program sector said buyers in the middle and smaller markets are less willing to add additional coverages without a better understanding of the risks and coverage video »
MPG Appoints new CUO & Head of Rec Marine
November 17, 2017 - We're happy to share with you two important position changes within MPGlearn more »
Direct Bill for Marine Artisan and Yacht Broker Legal Liability Policies
March 22, 2017 - MPG announces the rollout of direct bill for Marine Artisan Contractor and Yacht Brokers Legal Liability programs!learn more »
Private Client Services Updated Application
January 19, 2017 - MPG does have our own application specifically geared toward the high net worth clientelelearn more »
MPG Launched a New Commercial Marine Facility!
January 5, 2017 - We’re pleased to announce the expansion of our Ocean Marine programs to include a new underwriting facility targeting the following commercial marine risks:learn more »
Maritime Program Group Completes Merger of Axiom into their Operations
October 3, 2016 - Maritime Program Group, Inc of Westbrook, CT announces the merger of Atlanta based Axiom Insurance Management, Ltd. into their operations.learn more »
AIG Introduces Multinational Coverage
August 23, 2016 - AIG’s Introduction of Multinational protection for your clients’ global lifestylelearn more »
New Contractors Equipment Extra Program
July 20, 2016 - MPG has created a new product that combines contractor's equipment & property on the same formlearn more »
MPG Awarded TMPAA Best Practice Honors
April 27, 2016 - The Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) awarded Maritime Program Group the Association’s Best Practice Designationlearn more »
Marine Risks Need More Technical Knowledge
April 25, 2016 - Christopher Pesce, President, Maritime Program Group, said the marine insurance sector is facing a shortage of technical know-how. Pesce spoke with A.M. BestTV at the Target Markets' 2016 Mid-Year Meeting in Arlington,Vawatch video »
New Non Admitted Homeowners Program
March 24, 2016 - MPG is excited to announce our new Non Admitted Homeowners Program offered through our Private Client Services divisionlearn more »
Important Loss Control Offering
January 13, 2016 - Important Loss control Offering for our Insuredslearn more »
Maritime Program Group Announces Addition of Dan Rutherford
January 12, 2016 - MPG Announces the Addition of Daniel Rutherford as Director of Claims & Risk Managementlearn more »
Increased Fuel Spill Liability Limit
December 23, 2015 - Coast Guard Oil Pollution Act limit was amendedlearn more »
AIG Announces Travel Assistance
November 20, 2015 - AIG Announces Travel Assistance for All U.S. AIG Private Client Group Policyholderslearn more »
Brian Botwinick Joins MPG!
November 10, 2015 - Maritime Program Group welcomes Brian Botwinick to its Private Client divisionLearn more »
New Hires to Rec Marine Division
August 13, 2015 - MPG Bolsters Recreational Marine Department with Three New Hireslearn more »
Pleasure Boat & Commercial Vessel Claims Reporting
June 3, 2015 - Vessel Loss Reporting Form for expedited claimslearn more »
Ace's Fireman's Fund Conversion Rollout Strategy
May 1, 2015 - Four phase rollout for the conversion process for Fireman's Funds personal lineslearn more »
Fireman's Fund Withdrawal from NJ
March 27, 2015 - Important Notice From Fireman's Fund Withdrawal Notice to NJ Policyholderslearn more »
PCS Announces Carrier Rate Changes
March 3, 2015 - Keep up to date with most recent carrier rate changeslearn more »
MPG Now Offering Builders Risks for Large Projects
February 24, 2015 - Significant expansion in MPG's exclusive Builder's Risk Programlearn more »
Amerisafe Workers Comp and USL&H
January 7, 2015 - MPG Offers Workers Comp and USL&H with Amerisafelearn more »
MPG Hires Christine Santiago
December 4, 2014 - MPG Hires Christine Santiago to run new Large Builders Risk Facilitylearn more »
Changes to Application Requirements for PCS
October 23, 2014 - Changes to the Application Requirements for Personal Insurance Submissionslearn more »
Now Access AIG’s New Premier Client Solutions Personal Lines through our Private Client Services Division
July 8, 2014 - Maritime Program Group (MPG) is pleased to inform our brokers that you can now access AIG’s new Premier Client Solutions personal lines through our Private Client Services division.learn more »
MPG bolsters Their IT and Development Infrastructure
June 30, 2014 - For Immediate Release: MPG bolsters their IT and Development infrastructure with the promotion of Bill Turner to CIO and the addition of new stafflearn more »
Maritime Executive: Tech Aids Small-Premium Policies
May 22, 2014 - Christopher L. Pesce, president of Maritime Program Group, said the program writer is able reach further, to smaller accounts, by turning to web-based distribution. Pesce spoke to A.M.BestTV at the 2014 Target Markets Mid-Year Meeting in Baltimorewatch video »
Changes to the Application Requirements for Personal Insurance Submissions
March 10, 2014 - We have updated our personal lines applicationlearn more »
Changes to the Application Requirements for Personal Insurance Submissions
March 10, 2014 - We have updated our personal lines applicationlearn more »
New Package Policy for Marine Contractors
January 22, 2014 - MPG offers new Package Policy for Marine Contractorslearn more »
MPG Adds New Hires
December 17, 2013 - MPG hires three new employeeslearn more »
MPG Introduces New Marine Artisan Contractor Program
November 13, 2013 - Rollout of new Marine Artisan Contractor Programlearn more »
MPG Bolsters IT & Security Dept
May 28, 2013 - MPG Bolsters IT/Security Department and Expands Software Development Teamlearn more »
MPG Celebrates 20 Years w/ Swiss Re
May 7, 2013 - Maritime Program Group Celebrates 20 Years of Partnership with Swiss Reread more »
Kristen Virgilio - Press Release
April 22, 2013 - Kristen Virgilio Joins Maritime Program Group's Private Client Serviceslearn more »
Fireman's Fund
February 28, 2013 - MPG adds Fireman’s Fund to Private Client Service’s Portfolioread more »
Guide Boat Program
February 27, 2013 - MPG Creates Guide Boat Programread more »
Mechanical Breakdown
January 30, 2013 - MPG adds Equipment Breakdown to NAS Marina Program Formslearn more »
Dana Downes, Shari Trefil Join MPG
January 14, 2013 - Dana Downes, Shari Trefil Join MPG Press Releaselearn more »
Temporary Extension of Coverage that will expire on December 31, 2012
November 28, 2012 - Temporary Extension of Coverage - Will Expire on December 31, 2012 - Please read carefullyRead More »
MPG Risk Management Resources
November 28, 2012 - MPG Makes Risk Management Resources AvailableLearn More »
FEMA Information for Sandy
November 13, 2012 - In an effort to keep our agents as informed as possible, while giving us every opportunity to be of assistance to our clients, we've published some critically important information under the Risk Management Resources section of our website.learn more ... »
Marisa Tranghese Promoted to Underwriter
October 15, 2012 - Marisa Tranghese Promoted to Underwriter in the Commercial DepartmentRead More »
MPG New Brokerage Division
September 24, 2012 - MPG Announces New Broker Division and Expansion of Western FacilitiesLearn More »
Maritime Program Group Offers New Program for Commercial Vessels
March 29, 2012 - Maritime Program Group (MPG) announces the launch of a new program with North American Specialty (A+ admitted paper by Swiss Re) for commercial vesselslearn more »
Maritime Program Group Launches New Motor Truck Cargo Program
February 21, 2012 - Maritime Program Group (MPG) announced the launch of their new exclusive Motor Truck Cargo program with North American Specialty Insurance Companylearn more »
A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd and Its Subsidiaries
December 22, 2011 - A.M. Best Co. has upgraded the financial strength rating of Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd and its subsidiaries to A+ (Superior) from A (Excellent).learn more »
S & P Research Update: Swiss Re Insurance Upgraded To 'AA-'
October 28, 2011 - Swiss Re Insurance Co. Ltd. And Core Subs Upgraded To 'AA-' On Very Strong Competitive Position; Outlook Stablelearn more »
MPG Expands Builders Risk Program Nationally
September 9, 2011 - Maritime Program Group (MPG) announced the national expansion of their very successful Builder's Risk program with North American Specialty (A Swiss Re Company – A+ Rated by S&P).learn more »
MPG Announces Excess P&I Facility for Crewed Yachts
March 14, 2011 - Maritime Program Group announced the launch of their new Excess P&I facility specifically designed for crewed yachts.learn more »
Maritime General Agency announces rebranding and consolidation of all its entities
February 15, 2011 - Maritime General Agency announces its newly formed business identity of Maritime Program Group, which combines three niche marine insurance underwriting facilities – Maritime General Agency, Marine MGA, and Windward Marine Underwriters – into one powerful managing general agency.learn more »
Extended Yacht Navigation for New Hampshire Insurance Company
January 25, 2011 - Maritime General Agency announced today the expansion of our 12 month East Coast navigation warranty (#922) for the New Hampshire Insurance Company Yacht Programlearn more »
Markel Marine Now Available Through MGA
October 22, 2010 - Maritime General Agency (MGA) is now appointed with Markel Marine Insurance for writing boats and yachts. Markel is available in all states, although capacity in the Southeast and Gulf are sometimes limited.learn more »
New USL&H program
September 16, 2010 - General Agency and Marine MGA are now offering a USL&H program.learn more »
New Marine Claims Management Unit - Hurricane Earl
September 2, 2010 - In light of Hurricane Earl quickly approaching the East Coast and the anticipation of heightened claims activity, I would like to remind you of the recent changes in claims handling made to Maritime General Agency, Marine MGA and Windward Marine Underwriters.learn more »
Changes to Billing and Collection Procedures
June 25, 2010 - This month we have converted to a new management system for all of our entities; Maritime General Agency, Marine MGA and Windward Marine Underwriters.learn more »
Staff Changes
June 10, 2010 - Weʹve grown! I am pleased to announce the following recent staff changes here at Maritime General Agency (MGA).learn more »
MGA announces new Charter Boat program
March 10, 2010 - Maritime General Agency and Marine MGA are excited to announce the launch of our exclusive new program, CharterGuard.learn more »
Commercial Auto
January 14, 2010 - Maritime General Agency (MGA) is now writing commercial auto in the state of Massachusetts.learn more »
New Claims Facility
January 6, 2010 - Maritime General Agency (MGA) is pleased to announce several changes to our claims reporting and handling process including the formation of our new Marine Claims Management Unit.learn more »
Marine MGA Launches New WC Program for Marine Risks
December 9, 2009 - I am very excited to announce that in conjunction with PMA Insurance Group, Marine MGA has developed a new Workers Compensation program specifically serving the unique needs of the recreational marine industry.learn more »
Marine Program Available to Farmers Agents
October 5, 2009 - You are probably aware by now that Farmers has recently made some changes to their yacht program.learn more »
Increased Pollution Limit on Yacht & Charter Vessels for Maritime General Agency
September 25, 2009 - Please note effective July 31, 2009, the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2006 was amended to hold vessel owners responsible for up to $854,400 in the event of a fuel or oil spill. This is the first increase since 2006 when vessel owners could be held responsible for up to $800,000.learn more »
Maritime General Agency Enhances Yacht Forms
July 23, 2009 - Maritime General Agency (MGA) announced today they have launched a new program for Liveaboard boats and yachts. This program is available immediately and is intended for the person or family that resides aboard their vessel year round, using it as their primary residence.learn more »
New Hampshire Insurance Company Yacht Policy adds Marine Assist Services and Accidental Death & Dismemberment
February 9, 2009 - Maritime General Agency (MGA) announced today the addition of a new product and service that is attaching to their New Hampshire Insurance Company (NHIC) Yacht Policy.learn more »
Rough Notes magazine
March 1, 2008 - Life on the Water Runs in Their Blood - Reprinted from the March 2008 issue of Rough Notes magazine.learn more »
What lies beneath the surface of a yacht policy?
February 20, 2006 - Commonly overlooked coverage issues mean added exposure for agents.learn more »
ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuits Targeting Marine Retailers!
March 6, 2019 - We have seen several suits brought against our insureds...learn more »
Exposures, Risk Management & Underwriting Consideration for Liveaboards
February 22, 2019 - Liveaboards pose their own unique exposures & underwriting considerationlearn more »
Marine Engine and Equipment Thefts
July 6, 2017 - Your marina’s security might not be enough to prevent folks from stealing your marine equipment.learn more »
Task force seeks to stop engine and electronics thefts
June 2, 2017 - Dan Rutherford comments about the increase of engine and electronics thefts at boat dealers and marinasread more »
Seizing Today's Program Business Opportunities
January 18, 2017 - Challenges leading to opportunities in the industrylearn more »
The State of the Association
August 24, 2016 - TMPAA Celebrating 15 years as a premier industry grouplearn more »
Coast Guard cracks down on 'Uber for boats' business
October 1, 2015 - Coast Guard clamps down on unlicensed & illegal for-hire boat operatorslearn more »
Jet Ski Lawsuits & Stats
August 11, 2014 - Jet Ski Lawsuits & Stats Help to Tell Particular Stories of Distress in our Marketslearn more »
Circuit Clarifies Jurisdiction in Admiralty Cases
June 16, 2014 - An interesting decision that deals with admiralty jurisdiction being enforced when foreign courts deem the case to be commercial in lieu of admiralty. Original posted in the NY Law Journal and compliments of James Mercantelearn more »
Admiralty Jurisdiction Rejected for Marina Brawl – Marina Insurance & Yacht Insurance
May 23, 2014 - This article sites a recent court case dealing with Admiralty jurisdiction vs State jurisdiction for a brawl that occurs over the water, on docks. – Originally appeared in New York Law Journal and is posted with permission of the authorlearn more »
Death Before Dishonor: Go Down With the Ship? - Hull & P&I Insurance
May 15, 2014 - This article explores the legal obligations (or lack of) for a Captain to “go down with ship”. – Originally appeared in New York Law Journal and is posted with permission of the authorlearn more »
2013 Rec Boating Statistics
May 13, 2014 - The U.S. Coast Guard posted 2013 Rec Boating Statisticslearn more »
Hurricane Irene - Act of God Defense
April 11, 2014 - A recent court case dealing with the Act of God defense as it relates to vessel collisions with third party property and whether or not the vessel owner is liable for the damage to the third party. What makes this one interesting is the fact that the Aclearn more »

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