Everest Expands U.S. Specialty Product Portfolio

November 15, 2015

Bermuda-based Everest Re Group, Ltd. announced the expansion of its U.S. specialty insurance platform, Everest National Insurance Company, with the introduction of a new dedicated Inland Marine underwriting team.

Everest National will be pursuing a broad and comprehensive strategy in the implementation of its inland marine initiative, underwriting both individual risks as well as select inland marine programs. This business will be underwritten across the U.S. through underwriting teams located within its key branch locations.

Mike Warfield has been named to lead this new unit. Mike has been with Everest since 2013, previously overseeing the marketing, distribution and business development area for Everest National.

Prior to joining Everest National, Mike was President of Colony Insurance Company. He is joined by Matt Bisig, Vice President and underwriting leader, who previously worked for CNA Insurance Company as the inland marine manager for the Central and Southeastern region.

Jonathan Zaffino, President of Everest National Insurance Company commented, ”Mike and Matt bring the breadth of underwriting expertise we desire in this unique segment. Their expertise, industry knowledge, and diverse skill set make them ideally suited to lead our new U.S. inland marine platform.

“The inland marine offering is a natural extension of our in-force U.S. property insurance portfolio, and we remain equally excited about the potential for increased product alignment with our other new and existing casualty insurance segments.”

Earlier this year, Everest National hired Tom Morelli to develop and lead their energy casualty group and Connie Germano to lead their specialty casualty platform in the U.S.

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