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What is Specialty Casualty?


Happy New Year! You are receiving this email because you are one of Vela's valued Specialty Casualty brokers. This is a 4-part series that will define the Specialty Casualty market at Vela and how you can grow your book of business within this segment.

What is Specialty Casualty?

Specialty Casualty is one of Vela's four market segments. In Specialty Casualty, we focus on Products Liability and Other Liability. We have a dynamic appetite and willingness to entertain a broad range of products liability risks. Other Liability complements our products liability segment by targeting accounts that provide a wide range of services related to products and manufacturing.

Click below to learn more about our products liability capabilities.
Products Liability Overview
Specialty Products Liability
New-to-Market Products Liability

Meet the team!

The Specialty Casualty team consists of 14 dedicated Underwriters and Risk Specialists, located in key metropolitan areas nationwide, who work with you in building your book of business. Click on your Underwriter or Risk Specialist for contact information.
Joe Rugnetta
Specialty Casualty
National Market Segment Executive
Dave AndersonFrank CapaccioJohn ContrerasJim Faley
Dean HuntzingerJoan KamholzTom LaroccaIgnacio Martinez
Katie OlsonTodd StotzTodd Westcott
Bill BradenBill Schneider
Our team prides itself on tailoring coverages, claims handling, retentions, and risk transfer arrangements to meet the unique needs of our clients.

What's next? Look for the 2nd email in this 4-part series, which will highlight products liability and Vela's in-house claims services. It goes out on Wednesday, January 10.

Can't wait? Contact your Underwriter or Risk Specialist today!

Products and services described above are provided through various surplus lines insurance company subsidiaries of W. R. Berkley Corporation and offered through licensed surplus lines brokers. Not all products and services may be available in all jurisdictions, and the coverage provided by an insurer is subject to the actual terms and conditions of the policies issued. Surplus lines insurance carriers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds. This material does not amend, or otherwise affect, the provisions or coverages of any insurance policy issued. It is not a representation that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any such policy. Coverage depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss, all applicable policy provisions and any applicable law. Availability of coverage referenced in this document can depend on underwriting qualifications and state regulations.

Vela Insurance Services conducts business as Vela Insurance Services, LLC in California as a licensed surplus lines broker

(License Number 0C94218).