Adds more than 60 business classes to Commercial Protector®
Fairfield, Ohio - March 3, 2011 – Ohio Casualty, a Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation regional company, today announced the expansion of its small commercial appetite with the addition of more than 60 business classes to its Commercial Protector BOP product.
The majority of the additional classes are in wholesale/retail, office, and medical office, but Ohio Casualty is also introducing six new internet classes to accommodate retailers with on-premises inventories. A Limited Cyber Liability endorsement has also been added at no cost for all qualified Commercial Protector business classes. Lower limits for Employment Related Practices coverage will be added later in 2011.
“These enhancements will help our agents place a wider variety of small commercial accounts with us,” said Michael Akin, vice president, Marketing. “We’re also making it easier for them by moving to low-to-no touch policy issuance for a significant portion of our small commercial book.”
The Commercial Protector is a competitively-priced, package product that provides broad property and liability coverage in a single policy for small business accounts with receipts up to $8.5 million per location. Popular endorsements include Property Extension, Liability Extension, and Employment Practices Liability.
The Commercial Protector Series™ is Ohio Casualty’s portfolio of commercial lines products for small to mid-sized businesses, providing coverage for more than 1,100 classes.
Custom Protector® is available to small to mid-sized businesses with receipts up to $15 million per location. It offers more built-in coverages and expanded eligibility with optional market segment endorsements for the following twelve industries: condominiums; contractors; food processors; garages; hotels/motels; manufacturers; office/lessors; religious organizations; restaurants; retailers; service providers; and wholesalers. Split-rated property and liability coverages allow for price adjustments to match a customer’s specific exposure.
Ohio Casualty also offers the Comprehensive Business Policy, a package policy designed for more complex middle-market accounts. Core coverages include Commercial General Liability Extension and a Property Extension Endorsement, with optional coverages for Equipment Breakdown, Employment Practices Liability, Business Income on an Actual Loss Sustained, Property Extension Plus Endorsement, as well as a complete portfolio of ISO coverage endorsements.
About Ohio Casualty
With underwriting companies dating back to 1851, Ohio Casualty offers property and casualty insurance products, including a comprehensive set of commercial coverages, distributed through appointed independent agents. Headquartered in Fairfield, OH, Ohio Casualty provides insurance in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia.
Ohio Casualty is part of Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation, a business unit of Liberty Mutual Group, consisting of property and casualty specialty insurance carriers that distribute their products and services primarily through independent agents and brokers. Liberty Mutual Group ranks 71 on the Fortune 500 list of the largest U.S. corporations based on 2009 revenues. The company has financial strength ratings of A (Excellent) from the A.M. Best Company, A2 (Good) from Moody’s Investment Services, and A- (Strong) from Standard and Poor’s.
Christopher Goetcheus, 774-279-5923