About Markel Canada

Markel’s operation in Canada has been in existence since 1966 and is highly respected for exceptional expertise and service. Built on a reputation of underwriting excellence and product knowledge, it partners with brokers to provide effective solutions for unique commercial liability needs. Markel Canada is a division of Markel International, which acquired Elliott Special Risks (an MGA) in October 2009.

Markel Canada operates across Canada with offices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver and has underwriter representation across the country with service in both national languages.

The following information is provided in keeping with our ongoing practices of full disclosure and transparency:

Standard commission schedule

Line of business Commission range*
Commercial General Liability 10%-20%
Commercial Umbrella and Excess Liability 10%-20%
Package (P&C) 10%-20%
Environmental Impairment Liability 10%-20%
Management and Professional Liability 10%-20%
Programs, Online Portal and Coverholder agreements 20%-25%
*commission range is negotiable upon account review

Markel International is a London based specialty property and casualty insurer and reinsurer, and a subsidiary of Markel Corporation, a US-based diverse financial holding company that trades on the New York Stock Exchange. Markel International has eight operating divisions writing business through Markel Syndicate 3000 or through Markel International Insurance Company Limited and Markel Resseguradora do Brasil S.A.

The strength and specialist expertise of Markel International further improves the ability to assist brokers in solving their customer’s needs, thanks to increased proficiencies, greater capacity and a range of new products.

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