Specialty Programs provides P&C and management/professional liability risk-bearing insurance solutions to meet the needs of targeted, specialty lines business segments. We partner with qualified program administrators (PAs) who provide underwriting expertise, risk aggregation and strong customer service to deliver profitable underwriting results.



A.M. Best



Standard and Poor's*

Argo Specialty Programs:

  • “A-” rated, admitted or non-admitted surplus lines capacity
  • Experienced underwriting emphasizing responsiveness, integrity and execution
  • Actuarial and product development resources
  • Options to use a TPA or Argo Claims
  • Established track record and commitment to program underwriting
  • Diversified and flexible risk appetite
  • Broadly licensed across all commercial lines of business in all states

Preferred Program Administrators:

  • Underwriting expertise in targeted or specialized business segments
  • Unique distribution channels
  • Automation advantages

Considering Select Program Administrators

Argo’s Programs Group is always looking to expand its commitment to collaborating with select program administrators. For program submissions, please review the submission requirements below and email Jennifer Fifer for consideration.

Program Characteristics

  • Current program administrators with underwriting authority
  • History of strong underwriting and demonstrated results
  • Specific industry expertise
  • Underserved, perceived as a unique product and/or service approach to specific class
  • Homogeneous group or common industry

Submission Requirements

  • Program experience
    • MGA history – years in business, other products, carriers
    • Key people involved in proposed program – resumes or narrative
  • Financial data
    • Historical/prospective premiums by year
    • Profitability data
      • Claims data by year (preferably loss runs by year)
      • Actuarial analysis, if available
      • Comments on rate environment
    • Commission requested
  • Program details
    • Policy limit/deductible profile
    • Geographic mix
    • Distribution platform
    • Underwriting considerations/program eligibility
    • Pricing methodology
    • Admitted/non-admitted
    • Unique coverages/forms
    • Top competitors
    • Claims handling (TPA or in-house)
  • Systems/automation capabilities

We place insurance coverage with the following related licensed insurance companies:

Argonaut Insurance Company, Argonaut-Midwest Insurance Company, Argonaut Great Central Insurance Company and Peleus Insurance Company.

Jennifer Fifer
Head of Alternative Risk Solutions

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