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Horse and farm claims
To report horse injury, sickness, or mortality claims
Note: Horse injury, sickness, and mortality claims may only be reported via telephone.
Immediate notice of all accidents, sicknesses, injuries and/or deaths must be reported to:
800-362-7535 Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST
800-446-7925 Evenings, weekends, and holidays
Mortality claim card
Animal loss procedures
1. Report all accidents, sicknesses, injuries, and deaths.
2. Contact Markel for permission prior to any surgical procedures.
3. Make arrangements for an autopsy.
4. Call police in case of theft, shooting, or vehicular involvement.
1. Perform any surgical procedure without contacting Markel.
2. Have animal put down without consent of Markel.
2. Have animal removed prior to performance of an autopsy.
3. Neglect a police report, if needed.
Please share these procedures with anyone having care, custody, and control of the insured horse. Failure to comply may jeopardize your coverage.
To report horse liability or farm claims
.Claims page Please use the property or general liability links located on the
Accident report procedures
4. Report all incidents to Markel Claims department.
3. Obtain names, addresses, phone numbers of police, fire, medical, or hospital authorities.
2. Obtain names, addresses, and phone numbers of all witnesses.
1. Obtain all accident details.
3. Discuss accident or injury with anyone other than your insurance representative or someone authorized by the insurance company.
2. Admit responsibility for the accident or injury.
1. Divulge information with regards to insurance coverage.
CAUTION Please share these procedures with anyone having care, custody, and control of the insured horse. Failure to comply may jeopardize your coverage.
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MM SM Hotline Panel Ext Care
Available to Nursing Home, Hospital, Extended Care Facility policyholders free of charge, this Hotline panel provides access to experienced and nationally recognized defense attorneys who are available to answer general risk management related questions. Please note that questions regarding specific situations should be discussed with retained counsel. Facts and laws vary from case to case and state to state.
William Wilson, Partner
Wilson Getty, LLP
San Diego, CA 92130
Insley and Race, LLC
Atlanta, GA 30309
William Wilson , Partner
Wilson Getty LLP
12555 High Bluff Drive, Suite 270
San Diego, CA 92130
Contact Bill at: 858-847-3237
William C. Wilson attended the University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1990), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1985). While in law school, Bill interned with the San Diego City Attorney’s Office.
Bill’s practice focuses on the defense of long term health care facilities, including residential care and skilled nursing facilities. He has successfully defended long term care clients in actions filed by residents and family members raising claims involving intentional acts, violations of the Elder Abuse Act, punitive damages and violations of Business and Professions Code section 17200. Bill also regularly represents facilities in administrative hearings. Such matters involve filing civil complaints against the Department of Health Services for dismissal of alleged regulatory violations.
Liedle, Getty & Wilson LLP is an associate member of the California Association of Health Facilities (“CAHF”). Bill is an active member of CAHF. He serves on CAHF’s Legal Subcommittee and regularly provides presentations on topics particular to long term care litigation. In addition, Bill is the treasurer for the Associate Member Council to the San Diego Healthcare Association. He is also a member of the State Bar of California, San Diego County Bar Association, Elder Law Section and San Diego Defense Lawyers.
Bill’s practice also includes defending clients in general liability matters including motor vehicle and construction site accidents and products liability cases. These cases involve claims for serious personal injury and wrongful death. Bill, who holds a “BV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, has successfully tried numerous jury and bench trials to verdict. In addition, he has conducted over 120 arbitrations, and has handled many administrative hearings, settlement conferences and mediations.
Brynda Insley, Principal
Insley & Race
Two Midtown Plaza
1349 West Peachtree Street, Northwest, Suite
Atlanta, GA 30309
Contact Brynda at: 404-876-9816
Brynda Rodriguez Insley is the founding principal of Insley & Race LLC, in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri in 1961, and graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri in May 1983. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia in 1986, and practiced law with a well-known insurance defense firm from 1986 to 1998 at which time she started Insley & Race, LLC with Kevin Race, Esq. Insley & Race, LLC primarily focuses on defense tort litigation, including but not limited to, the areas of medical malpractice liability, hospital/nursing liability, nursing home liability, medical device/product liability, and general liability/premises cases. She is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, Georgia Bar Association and other professional associations, and is a frequent speaker at professional and client seminars.
Ms. Insley has successfully represented numerous hospitals, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities and individual healthcare providers over the past 22 years in professional negligence cases, EMTALA and administrative matters and licensing board issues. Insley & Race employs a diverse and experienced team of attorneys which includes a JD/MD, 3 Legal Nurse Consultants and a numerous paraprofessionals to provide comprehensive, factually tailored representation to the Firm’s clients for the best possible outcome.
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Markel does not participate in hotline calls and will not have access to and will not be supplied with information about any hotline discussion.
It is agreed that policyholder’s utilization of the Hotline Service shall constitute agreement by the policyholder to the following terms:
The purpose of Hotline Service is to respond to policyholder general risk management related questions.
Conversations between the policyholder and the Hotline Service Panel Member are totally confidential and will not be recorded by either party. The Hotline Service Panel Member will not divulge any portion of the conversation to the insurer or to any other third party.
The Hotline Service does not provide any kind of legal service or legal advice. Legal questions or legal advice are outside the scope of the Hotline Service.
The policyholder does not at any time enter into an attorney-client relationship with any of the Hotline Service Panel Members.
The Hotline Service does not cover such items as responding on behalf of a policyholder to a lawsuit, or to a charge brought by an administrative agency, or to a demand letter from an attorney.
Utilization of this service or notice to any Panel Member of a claim or potential claim against a policyholder does not constitute notice to the insurance company of a claim or potential claim. The Panel Member is under no obligation to, and will not, report such a claim or potential claim to the insurance company. The policyholder agrees to abide by the terms of the policy relative to reporting claims directly to the insurance company.
The Panel Members cannot provide advice or representation concerning any possible disputes or controversies between the policyholder and the insurance company, including whether any particular claim or potential claim or demand against a policyholder is covered by the insurance policy.
In the event of any dispute between the policyholder and the insurance company, the Panel Member will not be called upon in any way to provide any testimony or any other evidence in connection with the dispute.
The policyholder agrees not to make any claim of any kind at any time against any Panel Member.
Policyholder utilization of the service shall constitute agreement to the foregoing terms.
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Markel’s Independent School insurance program for private, charter, and professional schools is custom tailored for the school industry and covers a range of risks.
We cover the following types of schools:
Business and secretarial
Crafts (ceramics, jewelry making, knitting, needlework)
Fine arts, drama, music
Trade and vocational
General liability limits up to $1 million per occurrence/$3 million aggregate
Educators legal liability limits up to $1million per occurrence /$2 million aggregate on a claims made basis
Sexual abuse liability limits up to $1 million per occurrence /$3 million aggregate
Cyber liability included in coverage
Property with custom enhancements available
Broadened auto and general liability enhancements
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We provide corporate governance and other related services to our companies but refrain from affecting management's day-to-day activities. Therefore, our companies can focus on what they do best. From providing healthcare solutions, affordable housing, or retail price solutions across the US to manufacturing capital equipment around the world, each of our companies strives to achieve long-term success for its customers, employees, and communities.
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Markel’s casualty facultative reinsurance is available to the broker market for individual casualty risks.
With decades of experience selling personal lines products, Specialty Personal is a well established business here at Markel. We employ some of the most knowledgeable--and helpful--people in the industry. They love horses, bikes, and boats... and it shows. The Specialty Personal product support teams are well-trained, enthusiastic, and available to spend time (answering questions, listening to concerns, discussing coverage options) with customers and potential customers.
We understand that each Specialty Personal customer requires unique coverage. They have different needs and different budgets. That’s why we have developed an adaptable portfolio of products that are easily customized to fit the requirements of an individual policyholder. We have a passion for what we do and our underwriting, loss control and customer service talent runs deep. In short, we sell personalized solutions.
To learn more about our personal products, please scroll down this page. Not all products are available in all states. For more information about our commercial products, please click here.
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Wholesale marine has a wide and flexible appetite of classes designed for the wholesale market. To better serve our customers, products are distributed through Markel’s regional offices. At Markel, we have marine specialists working with you to provide for your customers’ insurance needs. We are focused on maintaining a consistent, financially sound and reliable market with the ability to quickly adapt to change.
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