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Distinguished Programs Partners with HUB International as Preferred Insurance Provider for the Association of Midwest Museums

NEW YORK–Distinguished Programs (“Distinguished”), a leading insurance program manager, is excited to announce a new partnership agreement with HUB International to act as the preferred provider for the Association of Midwest Museums (“AMM”). This partnership signifies a concerted effort to tailor specialized insurance solutions to the unique needs of museums across the Midwest region. In this collaborative endeavor,…

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Distinguished Programs Expands Fine Art and Collectibles Program Capacity to $100 Million Limit 

NEW YORK, December 19, 2023 — Distinguished Programs (“Distinguished”), a leading insurance program manager, has expanded its Fine Art and Collectibles program to offer a $100 million capacity limit for single risks in the United States (pending state filing approvals), effective January 1, 2024.  This capacity expansion addresses a gap in current limit options, providing…

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Distinguished Programs Announces Executive Lines Insurance Strategic Partnership with RSUI Subsidiary, Covington Specialty Insurance Company

NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Distinguished Programs (“Distinguished”), a national insurance program manager, is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Covington Specialty Insurance Company, a RSUI Group, Inc. subsidiary, to provide executive lines insurance products exclusively to the wholesale brokerage community. The Distinguished Executive Lines business will begin accepting submissions on January 2, 2024.  Distinguished…

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Distinguished Programs Appoints Legal Veteran Ursula Kerrigan as its New General Counsel

NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Distinguished Programs (“Distinguished”), a national insurance program manager, today officially announces Ursula Kerrigan has joined Distinguished as General Counsel. Ursula brings over 30 years of legal experience in the insurance space. “We are thrilled to have Ursula join our team,” noted Steve Sitterly, Chief Operating Officer at Distinguished. “Ursula’s broad knowledge in all areas…

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Distinguished Programs Strengthens Portfolio with Launch of Executive Lines Business

NEW YORK, Aug. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Distinguished Programs (“Distinguished”), a leading national insurance program manager, has announced the addition of an Executive Lines business, led by Ryan Becker. This program caters to the nuanced requirements of executive liability exposures, including Directors & Officers (D&O), Employment Practices Liability (EPL), and Fiduciary liability coverage for public, private, and not-for-profit organizations. Under…

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Distinguished Continues Expansion with New Inland Marine Team

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Distinguished Programs (“Distinguished”), a leading national insurance program manager, has announced the addition of an Inland Marine program, led by Eric Michel. The program will provide coverage for various Inland Marine exposures, including Motor Truck Cargo, Contractor’s Equipment, Builder’s Risk, and more. Under the guidance of Distinguished’s executive team, including Bill Malloy, Jason Rotman, and Steve Sitterly,…

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Distinguished Programs and SiriusPoint Partner on Environmental Insurance Program

NEW YORK, Jan. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Distinguished Programs (“Distinguished”), a national insurance program manager, today announces a new partnership with SiriusPoint Ltd. (“SiriusPoint”), to expand into Environmental, Construction Pollution and Professional Insurance (“Environmental”). As part of the agreement, SiriusPoint’s Environmental team led by Doug Stepenosky will move to Distinguished. Business will continue to be written on SiriusPoint…

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Distinguished Programs Announces New Program with Core Specialty for Hotel General Liability Coverage

Distinguished Programs (“Distinguished”), a national insurance program manager, today announces a new underwriting program with Core Specialty, an insurance holding company operating through StarStone Specialty Insurance Company (“StarStone”), offering a diversified range of property and casualty insurance products. Distinguished will work with Core Specialty to provide General Liability & Auto Liability coverage for hotels. “We…

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Distinguished Programs Lands New Fine Art and Collectibles Team

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Distinguished Programs (“Distinguished”), a national insurance program manager, today announces the first step in its planned expansion with the addition of a new Fine Art and Collectibles program led by Patrick Drummond. The program will cover both commercial clients, such as museums, art dealers, corporate collections and artists, as well as private…

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Together Again (with Caution…) Holiday Parties in 2021

How are families, friends, and colleagues hosting holiday parties in 2021? Families and friends can feel a bit better about gathering over the holidays this year. While the CDC has listed safety guidelines and experts like Dr. Fauci still caution us to avoid crowding indoors, we can celebrate with a little more peace of mind….

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How to Be Prepared for Cyber Monday Hacks

Cyber Monday is the appointed day when people frantically shop online for the best deals in time for the holidays. Everything from TVs, phones, and laptops to mattresses and appliances are promoted as being available at the lowest price all year. According to Adobe’s yearly shopping insights report, retailers reported a whopping $10.8 billion in…

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