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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 Do: 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. Don’t 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.  CAUTION 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. Do: 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. Don’t: CAUTION Please share these procedures with anyone having care, custody, and control of the insured horse. Failure to comply may jeopardize your coverage.
  • MM SM Hotline Service Terms 2
    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.                                                                                         PROCEED TO HOTLINE INFORMATION
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  • The selection process
    Where can I check the status of my application? The confirmation email that you received upon submitting the application contains a link through which you can monitor the status of your application. You must create an account in our application portal to check the status.
  • Career areas
    At Markel, we encourage you to take charge of your career. We will be there to help you with the resources and guidance you need. Your success is our success. Interested in joining a Fortune 500 company with a reputation for excellence? Explore some Markel’s career areas below! See where you can help make Markel one of the world’s greatest companies. Underwriting Markel underwriters use creativity and analytical skills to evaluate and set coverage conditions for our clients. To ensure we make decisions profitable to Markel and our clients, underwriters analyze information to determine the risk of insuring a customer and to determine appropriate premiums and amounts of coverage as well as develop the policy language to cover potential losses. An underwriter helps to strategically position and market new policies to wholesale brokers or retail agents. Claims Claims associates investigate, evaluate, and settle claims. They apply technical knowledge and skillful negotiation skills to ensure fair and prompt closing of cases. Actuarial Markel’s actuaries help predict the risk involved in writing various types of insurance policies and identify the potential profitability with different business opportunities. Our actuary associates use their strong analytical skills to provide data that allows management to plan for the future and reserve for possible losses. Finance, accounting, treasury, tax, and internal audit Markel’s finance, accounting, treasury, tax, and internal audit associates are responsible for the integrity of the company’s worldwide financial operations and policies. Information systems and technology Whether it’s computing or communicating, IT delivers all of our systems worldwide, with an eye toward speed and reliability, technical expertise, and knowledge of our business. Regulatory and compliance Associates in regulatory and compliance are responsible for ensuring that we meet federal and state mandates to protect both the company and our insureds. Strong attention to detail and an ability to identify potential problems and opportunities within the regulatory arena are important assets for this position. Customer support Associates in customer support work effectively in a fast-paced environment, work well in a team environment, communicate clearly and professionally. Our associates are reliable and dedicated to providing the best customer experience possible.
  • Property treaty
    Markel’s property reinsurance team provides North American and international property reinsurance coverage on a treaty basis. Our well-diversified portfolio is made up of property catastrophe, per risk, quota share, and retro business.
  • Specialty Personal
    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.
  • Background check
    At this point in the recruiting process, you have been asked to complete a Markel background check application. Please return the application and acknowledgement back to the requester as soon as possible. Step 1: Complete the background check release, download, print, and sign (original signature required), scan, and return via email to the requester. Step 2: Review the legal consumer rights notices listed under Background check information below. Background check information: The following documents contain a legal explanation of your consumer rights and should be reviewed. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a law that protects the privacy and accuracy of the information in your credit report. The FCRA spells out your rights as a job applicant and an employer’s responsibilities when using credit reports and other background information to assess your application. 1. A summary of your rights from the federal Fair Credit and Reporting Act 2. Notice to users of consumer reports: obligations of users under the FCRA 3. Notice to furnishers of information: obligations of furnishers under the FCRA 4. Notice regarding background investigation pursuant to California law  
  • Excess & umbrella
    Markel offers flexible insurance solutions in both a lead and excess position over approved underlying carriers. We can offer umbrella or excess form, admitted or non-admitted, and occurrence or claims made coverage. Our contract binding excess liability product can provide up to $5,000,000 in excess limits on over 500 general liability classes on both a supported and unsupported basis. In addition, Markel can provide excess automobile and employers liability over other approved carriers within the contract binding excess liability product.
  • Casualty treaty
    Markel’s casualty treaty reinsurance team provides reinsurance for all types of casualty risks, including general casualty, medical malpractice, professional liability,  environmental liability, transaction liability, and automobile liability for national, regional and specialty clients, including stock, mutual, excess and surplus lines and captive companies.
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  • ConflictMinerals
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    Markel's Wholesale division is heavily involved in the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Ltd. (NAPSLO). The Wholesale division has nine associates serving on various NAPSLO committees for the current year.  The Wholesale division has also had five associates presented with prestigious NAPSLO awards including the Charles A. McAlear/NAPSLO Industry Award (Tony Markel, 2005 and John Latham, 2009), the W. Dana Roehrig (Past President’s) Award (Jeff Lamb, 2011 and Wendy Houser, 2012) and the Steven R. Gross Next Generation Award (Nick Abraham, 2012).   The Markel Style states that “We respect our relationship with our suppliers and have a commitment to our communities.”  These associates volunteer their time and energy to better NAPSLO and the community of insurance professionals. Wholesale division contacts Bryan Sanders President, Wholesale Division 804-287-6935 Scott Culler Regional President, West Region 818-227-8271 Sarah Gavlick Regional President, Northeast Region 732-450-8778 Steve Girard Regional President, Southeast Region 804-565-1979 Wendy Houser Regional President, Mid South Region 469-241-3415 Susan Swanson Regional President, Midwest Region. 847-572-6150
  • Express Renewal Program
    Express Renewal Policy Markel’s Express Renewal Program is a groundbreaking platform that has changed the way we do business. As we continue to leverage technology more than ever to improve the customer experience, we are excited to share a cutting-edge enhancement to the Express Renewal Offer Program—an evolution of the first version of our Express Renewal Program. Enhancement overview The Express Renewal Policy Program enhancement delivers policies that fit within the parameters of the Express Renewal Program directly to your inbox, without the need to “click” to accept an offer. Markel Express Renewal emails will be released with the policy automatically attached and renewed per expiring terms, needing no further action on your part. XRO vs. XRP The illustration below highlights the differences and similarities of the Express Renewal Offer and the Express Renewal Policy Programs. Questions If you have any questions, please reach out to your Markel underwriter.
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