Beazley has been underwriting US risks since the company's formation in 1986. Since 2004 we have been building a strong local underwriting and claims presence across the US, while continuing to underwrite much US business - particularly relating to large and complex risks - at the Beazley box at Lloyd's in London.
We opened our first US office in Farmington, CT in 2004 to underwrite professional and management liability insurance on a surplus lines basis. Through our A rated admitted carrier, Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., we now underwrite a significant volume of business on an admitted basis as well. We have 12 offices across the country, including six "hub" offices (New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas and Los Angeles) where we have multiple underwriting teams.
Our goal is to offer US retail and wholesale brokers and their clients a level of expertise and responsive service that is not always easy to find, particularly for mid-size and small risks. Our business is run on a non-hierarchical, non-bureaucratic model that empowers our experienced underwriters to make rapid decisions. We aim to offer brokers straight answers and first class service.
Our claims service similarly relies on highly experienced experts working within a non-bureaucratic structure. As in London, our claims professionals work alongside their underwriting colleagues as members of integrated teams.