CARROLLTON, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Together Clear Blue Insurance Group, North American Risk Services, Inc. (NARS), Preferred Reports and Great Southern Agency are delighted to announce innovative insurance solutions for businesses serving the Outdoor Sports and Recreation community.
This specialty program is at the confluence of a rapidly growing demand and shrinking availability of insurance markets for Trap, Skeet & Sporting Clay Shooting, Indoor / Outdoor Ranges, Hunt Clubs & Leases, Firearm Instructors and Firearm Retailers. The Outdoor Sports and Recreation Program is being championed by John Paulk, Jr. Over the past 25 years John has been widely known in the industry for developing more than 16 Specialty Insurance Programs at the helm of Britt Paulk Insurance Agency.
The Outdoor Sports and Recreation Program product line provides a truly comprehensive suite of insurance coverages from a program designed from the ground up to serve the shooting sports industry by offering Property and Inland Marine, General Liability, Professional Liability, Cyber Liability, EPLI, Employee Benefits Liability, Excess Liability and Umbrella through people who understand its unique exposures.
John Paulk is spearheading the effort as the Chief Underwriting Officer and has a direct involvement serving the firearms industries. Great Southern Agency has assembled a highly qualified team of underwriters and an operations team with a deep knowledge of the industry.
The Outdoor Sports and Recreation Program offers an initial footprint in 43 states, with availability soon in the 48 continental states and the District of Columbia. The partnership with Clear Blue Insurance Group, offers admitted carriers using the highly flexible ISO CAP as the core Property Form.
The Clear Blue Insurance Group is a Property and Casualty group providing insurance programs in partnership with program administrators and reinsurers to produce commercial lines coverages nationwide. Clear Blue Insurance Company and Clear Blue Specialty Insurance Company have been rated " A - " Excellent by AM Best, with a Financial Size Category of VIII. The companies have pooled surplus of more than $110 million.
NARS is the third party claims administrator for the Outdoor Sports and Recreation Program. NARS is recognized in the industry for its flexibility, strong customer service and depth of insurance claims knowledge. They have assembled a seasoned team of adjusters to manage claims.
Preferred Reports under the leadership of Bart Sturgis, an avid outdoorsman, has developed a proprietary inspection program for this program.
Great Southern Agency, a commercial lines retail agency founded in 2009 by Mr. Paulk, is the working house for underwriting, with implementation services from Preferred Reports and North American Risk Services. Great Southern Agency will accept submissions through select retail agency partners who have demonstrated success placing insurance in this product line.
To learn more visit www.firearmsins.com.