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Amwins Special Risk Underwriters partners with Obsidian

23rd March 2022 - Author: Katie Baker

Amwins Special Risk Underwriters (SRU) has partnered with Obsidian, a hybrid fronting program carrier, which delivers primary commercial auto solutions for established fleets, marking SRU’s expansion beyond the property and management liability products, focusing on underserved mid-fleet trucking accounts.

AMWINSSRU has built a business on providing quality underwriting programs exclusively for Amwins brokers since 2008.

With this new program with Obsidian, Amwins transportation brokers now have sole access to hard-to-come-by transportation capacity with continued support from Amwins Underwriting’s extensive family of products.

Mark Bernacki, chief underwriting officer at Amwins commented: “SRU is excited to expand our offering to include this important coverage.

“As a leader in the transportation industry with more than $1.2 billion in annual premium placements, this program will provide Amwins brokers with an additional tool, delivering solutions and benefitting clients in an increasingly competitive commercial auto market. This product will be complementary to the other key transportation markets our brokers utilise.”

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William Jewett, chief executive officer at Obsidian said: “We are thrilled to partner with Amwins Special Risk Underwriters in bringing this exclusive fleet program to market.

“Amwins has developed a very impressive underwriting platform which we believe will differentiate them in the marketplace. With Amwins’ unparalleled underwriting expertise and extensive distribution capabilities, we look forward to delivering exclusive capacity to specialty transportation brokers.”

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