Our PartnerOne Environmental team members have combined experience of over 100 years in the environmental insurance industry. Not only do we have a broad and deep knowledge of the coverages available, we are ahead of the curve on market trends and addressing challenges faced by agents & brokers. In the ‘Articles’ section of our website, we feature editorial pieces written by our knowledgeable underwriters and staff members, bringing to you thoughtful and insightful information.


Growing Your Business By Targeting Recyclers

How Spikes in Commodities Pricing Present Opportunities For Insurance Producers By R. Ivy Riggs, CPCU, ASLI, AIS The prices of common commodities have soared sharply in recent months. From oil to wood and from copper to aluminum, many resources have experienced a rapid j...


Pollution Coverage for Biosolid Applicators

By Katie Labonte, Senior Underwriter, and Megan Stephens, Assistant Vice President Biosolid application companies perform an important service for the livestock and farming industries across the country and play an integral part in one of the biggest reuse and recycle arr...


Site Pollution Coverage for Medical Facilities

By Amanda Duncan, President, PartnerOne Environmental Healthcare facilities, from large hospital campuses to corner drugstores, face many potential pollution exposures. These exposures are typically excluded from a General Liability and/or Property insurance policy, so it...


Determining if an Account is "Environmental"

By Allison McGreal, Assistant Vice President, PartnerOne Environmental One of the more difficult tasks for an insurance agent or broker is finding the right carrier partners to place coverage. One approach is to send an application to every carrier you know and see which...


Environmental Spotlight: Vacant Properties

By Amanda Duncan, President, PartnerOne Environmental There are millions of properties that are vacant or abandoned across the US, and the vacancy rate continues to increase as a result of Covid 19. Real estate is considered a vacant property when it is not currently occu...


Cyber Exposures in 2020

Helping Your Clients Protect Their Businesses From New Threats By Allison McGreal, Assistant Vice President Over the years, as more industries have gone paperless and started to collect, store, and send data electronically, the opportunity for cyber mayhem has increased...


Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments

What the Pending Updates to ASTM-E1527 May Mean for Environmental Insurance By R. Ivy Riggs, CPCU, ASLI, AIS No doubt many people are eagerly anticipating the end of 2020 and its many uncertainties. But at least one thing that remains uncertain for 2021 is exactly what...


Spotlight: Septic System Contractors

Because septic system contractors typically work below ground, they often aren’t sure what they may encounter at jobsites. In addition to spills and wastewater considerations, there may be storage tanks, piping, or other equipment that could be punctured, affecting soil or...