Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. (the "Agency") is a managing general insurance agency on behalf of Ironshore Insurance Ltd., Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Limited, Hamilton Re, Ltd., and Antares Syndicate 1274.

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2017 Articles

US insurance experts attend Bermuda Healthcare Forum

Date Published: 03/14/2017

More than 160 healthcare industry specialists will converge on Bermuda this week to hear world-class speakers and experts discuss risk-management trends and challenges facing healthcare providers in the United States.

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Wrongful Birth

Date Published: 01/23/2017

Genetic screening is an accepted and standard part of obstetric care. It is utilized by prospective parents to reach an informed decision on whether a fetus should be carried to term where it is diagnosed as having a chromosomal abnormality. The screening is not mandatory, and can be refused, though it is routinely offered, particularly where a mother's age, family history or ethnicity heightened the risk of a child being born with a genetic disability. It has the benefit of allowing parents to exercise some degree of control over an area that is inherently unpredictable.

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2016 Articles

The Bermuda Healthcare Forum 2017

Date Published: 11/04/2016

The inaugural Bermuda Healthcare Forum 2017 will be held March 15th and 16th at the Rosewood Tucker's Point Resort, Bermuda. The forum will include one and a half days of informative educational, and interactive sessions which will introduce topics designed to educate, stimulate, and inspire. 

Download the invitation and register for the event now. 

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Iron-Starr's Horton: Opportunities in Cyber Capacity, Transactional Liability

Date Published: 06/27/2016

Steve Horton, senior vice president, Iron-Starr Excess Agency, said the organization is pursuing a strategy that brings together capacity providers and underwriters to focus on emerging market opportunities.

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Iron-Starr's Pateras: M&A, New Health Strategies Impact Captives

Date Published: 06/27/2016

Susan Pateras, health care practice leader, Iron-Starr Excess Agency, said health organizations are pursuing new business models and business relationships, causing many to explore new uses for their insurance captives.

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Ironshore Announces Lloyd's Antares Syndicate to Join Bermuda-Based Iron-Starr Excess Agency

Date Published: 04/27/2016

Ironshore Inc. is pleased to announce that Antares Syndicate 1274 at Lloyd’s will join as a subscribing insurer for Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. Iron-Starr, based in Bermuda, is a managing general agency that underwrites specialty lines of business on behalf of Ironshore Insurance Ltd., Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Limited and Hamilton Re, Ltd.

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2015 Articles

Ironshore Has The Cup Covered

Date Published: 10/26/2015

As official insurer of Oracle Team USA, Bermuda-based Ironshore is underwriting not only the risks of the team, but also many aspects of the America’s Cup events.

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Oracle Team USA

Date Published: 10/26/2015

“Ironshore is pleased to be a sponsor and the official insurer of Oracle Team USA, defender of the 35th America’s Cup,” says Mitch Blaser, Chief Operations Officer of Ironshore and Chief Executive Officer of Ironshore’s Bermuda office.

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Top of the Class

Date Published: 01/19/2015

"Cayman represents a solid historical foundation build on financial strength and flexibility with a track record of being a domicile of choice for Healthcare Organisations." says Susan Pateras. 

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2014 Articles

Iron-Starr Excess Agency Announces Underwriting Alliance With Hamilton Re

Date Published: 07/17/2014

Ironshore Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Hamilton Re as a subscribing insurer to the Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. (Iron-Starr). Iron-Starr currently underwrites on behalf of Ironshore Insurance Ltd. (IIL) and Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Limited (SIRL). With the addition of Hamilton Re, Iron-Starr will be able to offer increased capacity for the full suite of Iron-Starr insurance products across Casualty, Financial Lines and Healthcare. 

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2013 Articles

A.M. Best Upgrades Ratings of Ironshore Inc. and it's Subsidiaries

Date Published: 07/13/2013

Ironshore Inc. announced that A.M. Best has upgraded the financial strength ratings for Ironshore and its subsidiaries to an A (Excellent) from an A- (Excellent). The operating subsidiaries include Ironshore Insurance Ltd. (Bermuda), Ironshore Indemnity Inc. (Minnesota), Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company (Arizona), and Ironshore Europe Ltd. (Ireland). In June 2012, A.M. Best placed Ironshore’s rating on positive outlook, which has been upgraded to an A rating with stable outlook just a year later. 

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Iron-Starr Excess Enters Bermuda Healthcare Market: Susan Pateras Named Practice Leader

Date Published: 02/19/2013

Ironshore Inc. announced its entry into the Bermuda healthcare market and the appointment of Susan Pateras as Senior Vice President, Healthcare Practice Leader of Iron-Starr (Managing General Agent for Ironshore Insurance Ltd.). Iron-Starr will provide insurance protection for a broad range of clients, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, miscellaneous medical facilities, managed care operators, life science organizations, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, and various allied and physician groups. 

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Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. Appoints John Mohs to Senior Vice President, Excess Casualty

Date Published: 02/01/2013

Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. announced that John Mohs has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President within the Excess Casualty division, based in Bermuda. Mr. Mohs manages a comprehensive portfolio of claims-made, occurrence, and occurrence-reported business lines for Iron-Starr, focusing on the energy sector. 

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2012 Articles

Iron-Starr Excess Agency Names Richard Rossomme As Vice President

Date Published: 09/18/2012

Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. (“Iron-Starr”) is pleased to announce that Richard (“Bud”) Rossomme has been named Vice President, Excess Casualty Underwriter. He will focus on underwriting, producing and servicing a diverse book of casualty business. Mr. Rossomme joins Iron-Starr from Chartis Excess, where he managed a comprehensive portfolio of claims-made, occurrence and occurrence-reported business. He has proven industry expertise with North American and international casualty businesses, having worked in the industry for over two decades in various senior positions. 

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Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. to Offer Lead Errors & Omissions Coverage for Professional Services Organizations

Date Published: 09/06/2012

Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. (“Iron-Starr”) has announced the launch of a customized Lead Errors & Omissions Difference-in-Conditions product to be offered to professional services organizations. Iron-Starr’s Pioneer for Professions coverage will be underwritten by Iron-Starr on behalf of Ironshore Insurance Ltd. 

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Iron-Starr Excess Agency Appoints Steven Horton as Vice President, Financial Lines

Date Published: 04/20/2012

Ironshore Inc. is pleased to announce that Steven Horton has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Financial Lines within Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. Mr. Horton joined the Ironshore Group of Companies at Pembroke Managing Agency Limited in London in 2008, where he served as a Financial Institutions Underwriter. He transferred to Iron-Starr in 2010, focusing on the Agency’s Financial Institutions business and growth of the platform. Prior to joining Ironshore, Mr. Horton worked for Chartis Excess Limited in London as a Financial Lines Underwriter. 

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Ironshore Announces Management Appointments at Iron-Starr Excess Agency

Date Published: 02/25/2012

Ironshore Inc. has announced management appointments at Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. Stuart Anderson has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer, providing strategic direction and program oversight of the Iron-Starr Financial Lines and Excess Casualty divisions. Eric Kittleson has been appointed Chief Underwriting Officer of Iron-Starr, responsible for continued expansion of the Agency's suite of products and complementary lines of business in Bermuda. 

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Iron-Starr Excess Agency Appoints Joy LaHuta as Vice President, Claims

Date Published: 02/21/2012

Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. has announced the appointment of Joy LaHuta to Vice President, Claims, reporting to Larry Engrissei, Senior Vice President and Claims Manager. 
Ms. LaHuta joins Iron-Starr from the Bermuda branch of Torus, where she headed the Excess Casualty and Reinsurance Claims Division, and built the department's offshore infrastructure and operating procedures. Previously, Ms. LaHuta led AIG Environmental's Eastern Region division of AIG Domestic Claims, Inc., and was responsible for managing adjusters charged with specialized claims handling. 

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2011 Articles

Ironshore Announces Capacity Increase to $25 Million for Iron-Starr Financial Lines

Date Published: 05/11/2011

Ironshore Inc. has announced an increase in capacity to $25 million for the Financial Lines division of Iron-Starr Excess Agency, Ltd. The limit increase is written on a gross limit basis and is the result of securing additional insurance collaboration within this specialty lines sector. This is in response to insurance market demand for access to capacity from multiple insurers through the issuance of a single policy form. 

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2010 Articles

Iron-Starr Names Lawrence Engrissei to SVP, Claims Manager

Date Published: 02/26/2010

Read Iron-Starr's press release on the appointment of Lawrence P.Engrissei as Senior Vice President, Claims Manager. 

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Iron-Starr Enters the Financial Lines Market in Bermuda

Date Published: 01/04/2010

Read Iron-Starr's press release about its entry into the Bermuda Financial Lines business segment, offering excess capacity for Directors & Officers, Errors & Omissions, Employment Practice Liability and Fiduciary and Crime programs.

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2009 Articles

Iron-Starr Announces Executive Appointments at Excess Casualty Agency in Bermuda

Date Published: 09/10/2009

Read Iron-Starr's press release announcing key appointments to its executive team.

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Iron-Starr Excess Agency Ltd. Announces Chief Operating Officer

Date Published: 05/04/2009

Read Iron-Starr's press release announcing the appointment of Michael Warwicker to Chief Operating Officer. 

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Ironshore Announces Iron-Starr Excess, a Joint Venture Between Ironshore and C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.

Date Published: 01/26/2009

Read Iron-Starr's press release on the inception of Iron-Starr Excess, a partnership between Ironshore Inc. and C.V. Starr to write speciality lines insurance and reinsurance. 

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Ironshore Announces Hiring of Industry Expert Geoffrey Smith to Run New Excess Liability Division

Date Published: 01/15/2009

Read Iron-Starr's press release on the hiring of industry expert Geoffrey Smith to run the Excess Liability facility.

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