SiriusPoint, Distinguished Programs announced inland marine partnership

It will provide a variety of coverages, both for major and ancillary exposures

SiriusPoint, Distinguished Programs announced inland marine partnership

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Distinguished Programs, a US national insurance program manager, has announced a new partnership with re/insurer SiriusPoint for its inland marine insurance program.

The program will provide tailored coverage for inland marine exposures, including motor truck cargo, transportation, contractors’ equipment, and builders’ risk.

To offer a comprehensive solution for contractors and logistics providers, the product will also include ancillary coverages such as rigging liability, installation, and relevant commercial property. The coverage will be available nationwide and backed by SiriusPoint.

“Our mission is to deliver efficiency and customization in Inland Marine insurance, with our expert team on hand to help brokers secure the right coverage for their clients,” Distinguished inland marine group president Eric Michel (pictured above) said.

He also emphasized the importance of the partnership with SiriusPoint in supporting agents and brokers across the country.

Patrick Charles, head of North America insurance at SiriusPoint, also commented on the partnership.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with Distinguished, and to work with a team that we know and trust. Marine is a growth area for SiriusPoint, and this partnership with Distinguished supports our aim to partner with best-in-class program administrators in this product area,” Charles said.

The Distinguished line-up, led by Eric Michel, includes industry veterans with extensive knowledge and a wide network within the industry. The team, comprising Brooke Domzal, Brian Smith, Mitchell Valadez, Darlene Benz, Jacob Stroman, Todd Walden, Cassandra Wilcox, and Rhonda Bush, is positioned to offer insurance solutions tailored to the needs of the construction and transportation sectors.

Stephen Sitterly, chief operating officer at Distinguished, also noted the expertise that the firm brings to the table.

“Our Inland Marine team’s wealth of knowledge positions us as leaders in the industry. With SiriusPoint, we’re able to harness this expertise to deliver cutting-edge solutions that set a new standard for excellence,” he said.

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