In December 2006, Praetorian Financial Group (PFG), formally part of the Hannover Re Specialty Primary Insurance Platform, became a subsidiary of QBE North America.
This American unit is a department of QBE Insurance worldwide. Regardless of the shift, PFG retains all the business working under its control.
PIC (Praetorian Insurance Company) was previously known as the Insurance Company of Hannover. PIC is licensed to sell personal and business insurance, this includes auto, home, and life insurance coverage in all 50 states. The North American headquarters is located in New York. Praetorian Specialty Insurance Company offers and underwrites non-admitted insurance policies in 37 states. The company is recorded as a Delaware corporation.RIC (Redland Insurance Company) has licenses to sell insurance personal ins policies in 45 states.
Praetorian Specialty Insurance Program alone is responsible for nearly $1.4 billion of the company’s yearly gross revenue. The company has more than 200 full-time employees in its headquarters in New York.
The underwriting of Praetorian Insurance Company focuses primarily on coverage for small and mid-sized customers, with the emphasis on small specialty businesses and low limit insurance. Property and casualty lines are the bulk of the company’s revenue and cover clients in all sections of the U.S.
Acquisition by QBE Insurance Group
QBE Insurance Group is one of the largest insurers not only in Australia but worldwide. QBE North America is among the group’s sub-divisions covering the North American region. Praetorian Financial Group, together with all the companies working under its umbrella, officially became a part of QBE North America in December 2006, yet PFG’s lines continue to be the same despite the merger with QBE.
QBE’s main focus is getting primary insurance coverage for companies of all sizes, which in turn provides security to the client, knowing they are backed by a large, financially stable provider. QBE continues to expand its global presence by making key acquisitions all over the globe. The company’s quality management team creates lasting relationships with each client and believes in a mutually beneficial relationship in business. The current focus for the insurer going forward is to market more aggressively the quality property and casualty insurance lines throughout North America.
QBE’s existing specialty lines in North America are comparable to those of PFG. Before the acquisition; Praetorian Specialty Insurance Company had the license to sell in only 37 states in the U.S. Now QBE North America has broadened the scope and the subsidiary now cover all 50 states, including Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. Specialized lines include the following types of insurance:
Auto and Home
Accident & Health
AviationSmall Business and Commercial
Accident and Health Insurance coverage offers protection for companies separate from their own company’s policy. With fast growth in the health care and medical science unit, in addition to greater insurance coverage limits, the protection QBE is invaluable to any business big or small. Praetorian Insurance Company, with its specialty in underwriting business as well as personal insurance, has the resources to meet competitively the needs of any client, regardless of size.
The Aviation business can be very risky because of the value of the product being insured. Praetorian Insurance Company, with assistance from QBE, is one of the most prominent firms in aviation insurance. PIC has been dealing with Aviation insurance coverage and insuring many clients across the Asia Pacific area. This is a group of air travel experts that possess real life aeronautics with experience managing the underwriting process and enabling the insured to have budget-friendly, yet extensive insurance coverage limits. Some of the benefits are:
Reward programs for every client.A vast array of payment choices to assist clients to manage their budget.Coverage options for all the main kinds of air travel dangers, including airplanes, business jets, and even airports.Solutions to get back into business following claims.
From little companies to huge corporations, Inland Marine Insurance from Praetorian Insurance Company covers a broad range of coverage for every need possible. Some of the benefits and functions include:
Maximum capacity limitation of approximately $250 million. The primary targets for Inland Marine insurance coverage are $25,000 and up.Flexible terms and conditions of different needs.Local staff with an excellent understanding of insurance.Multi-year capabilities.Optional package coverage of warehouse and truck freight legal liability.Option to integrate both time elements and real/personal buildings coverage.
Management Liability & Professional Lines offer robust options including Commercial Errors & Omissions, Fiduciary/Crime and Bonds, EPL as well as Director’s & Officer’s Liability. Every policy is unique to your business’ requirements.
Trade Credit is the protection that allows businesses to reduce financial risk, including overdue accounts, and client insolvency. The main benefits of Trade Credit consist of Risk Mitigation, Trade Finance Tool, Balance Sheet/Cash Flow Protection, and Trade Credit Insurance Asset as Collateral. Trade Credit Insurance is offered for big corporations as well as new companies.
Praetorian Insurance Company Surety contains contract bonds to middle-market professionals.