A Note from Leadership – Eric McCabe, National Underwriting, Divisional Senior Vice President
National Underwriting Update
Since having to pivot away from in-person broker meetings and events, the underwriters of Great American’s Environmental Division have kept busy with a variety of new business opportunities, virtual engagement activities and team-bonding events over the past year and a half.
The realities of the past almost two years have provided us with the opportunity to innovate in how we engage with our brokers, consultants and fellow Great American divisions. While our virtual presence will continue to be a key component of our communications strategy, we recognize that face-to-face gatherings are fundamental to the maintenance of our current broker relationships and development of new broker connections. We’re delighted to be able to start planning face-to-face gatherings as CDC guidelines and local COVID-19 restrictions allow.
The Division’s anticipation for the return of in-person events was unmistakable as our team embarked on our annual fishing charter after a year and a half hiatus. Despite some choppy waters, this year's event in Port Jefferson, NY had a great turnout, with pleasant weather and a healthy mix of catching up and catching critters. The fish weren't the only ones biting, though, as breakfast and lunch were provided for all. It was a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with our valued brokers and agents. We look forward to continuing the tradition next year.
After last year’s outing called for a mulligan, our team was also ecstatic to get back on the green with our brokers. Great American’s Property & Inland Marine Division hosted its annual Great American cross-marketing event at Wintonbury Hills Golf Course in Bloomfield, CT. Overall, it was a swinging success, as our foursome team placed second in the tournament! I would like to extend a big thank you to all who participated. We look forward to teeing off again next year!
Learn more about how to stay connected with your Great American underwriter or establish a new relationship with an environmental underwriter.
All in-person activities will be provided under CDC guidelines and local COVID-19 restrictions, with the well-being of Great American and invited guests remaining the top priority.
Fall Newsletter Preview –
The articles in this edition of the Environmental Insider highlight our commitment as a company to provide you with industry-leading support and service. We are thankful for the strong relationships we have developed despite incredible circumstances and look forward to continuing to produce tools that better help you in supporting your clients. Some of these tools include the latest release of our Brownfield Redevelopment Riskopolis featuring weather-triggering events, an Environmental Justice whitepaper available for download and our newest podcast episode featuring our Technical Support team.
In recognition of this broker support and loyalty, our Great American REWARDS program continues to grow as well as our Broker Toolkit. The Toolkit was created to provide you a one-stop shop for access to all the educational tools and resources needed to assist in successfully marketing environmental insurance to your current and prospective clients.
We hope you enjoy this edition’s articles and look forward to assisting with your environmental insurance needs.
Eric McCabe serves as Divisional Senior Vice President and National Underwriting Director for Great American’s Environmental Division. In his role, he oversees underwriting operations for all lines of insurance products. His background involves extensive legal counseling as well as complex commercial and defense litigation practices. Along with accumulated over 20 years working within the insurance field, Eric a Juris Doctorate from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. He is based out of our New York, NY office.