Kingstone Announces New York State’s First Admitted Voluntary Flood Product

KINGSTON, N.Y.--()--Kingstone Companies, Inc. (Nasdaq:KINS) (the “Company” or “Kingstone”), a multi-line property and casualty insurance holding company, today announced that it received approval for its innovative new voluntary flood endorsement. It is believed that this is the first approved product of its kind in New York State, and it will be available to certain Kingstone homeowners beginning today.

Ben Walden, Kingstone Chief Actuary and Executive Vice President commented, “We’ve worked hard since mid-2016 to bring this much needed product to market. In short, it will allow those that live in a National Flood Insurance Program (“NFIP”) X-Zone who are securing Homeowners coverage through Kingstone to purchase flood coverage. With it, those who qualify can secure up to $50,000 in coverage and turn a flooding event into a covered cause of loss. We worked closely with Aon, our long time reinsurance intermediary, to secure the appropriate reinsurance. In conjunction with our modeling partners and our software vendor, we developed an innovative proprietary product, the first of our suite of flood products which will be rolled out over the next six to nine months.”

Barry Goldstein, Kingstone’s Chairman and CEO stated, “Ben and his team did a stellar job and we thank the New York State Department of Financial Services for the time spent.” This innovation in New York State Homeowners coverage will only be available through Kingstone Select Producers.

About Kingstone Companies, Inc.

Kingstone is a property and casualty insurance holding company whose principal operating subsidiary, Kingstone Insurance Company, is domiciled in the State of New York. Kingstone is a multi-line property and casualty insurance company writing business exclusively through independent retail and wholesale agents and brokers. Kingstone is licensed to write insurance policies in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Texas and Rhode Island. Kingstone offers property and casualty insurance products to individuals and small businesses primarily in New York State.

Forward-Looking Statement

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Contacts

Kingstone Companies, Inc.
Amanda Goldstein, 845-802-7900
Investor Relations Director

Contacts

Kingstone Companies, Inc.
Amanda Goldstein, 845-802-7900
Investor Relations Director