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.


How to Think Like an Underwriter

By Allison McGreal, Assistant Vice President, PartnerOne Environmental As an underwriter it's important to understand what motivates the broker and the insured to purchase a particular insurance policy. Perhaps they are looking for a specific type of coverage or maybe the...


Finding Environmental Exposures in the Oilfield

By Amanda Duncan, President, PartnerOne Environmental Traditional environmental risk exposures have been insurable in the marketplace for many years. Services such as asbestos/lead abatement, soil/groundwater remediation, storage tank contracting, wastewater treatment, an...


Pollution Coverage for Self Storage Facilities

By Amanda Duncan, President, PartnerOne Environmental There are over 50 million self storage facilities currently operating across the United States today. The self storage industry continues to grow as demand for space remains high; it is an industry that doesn't seem ph...


Understanding Insurance Subjectivities

By Megan Stephens, Underwriter When an insured receives a quote, one of the first items they review is the subjectivities. The list of required subjectivities can be intimidating, but carriers have reasons for requesting this information. Understanding the purpose of each...


Contractual Oddities: What Color Are Your Dog's Feathers?

By Ivy Riggs, PartnerOne Environmental Executive Underwriter Have you ever been asked a question so peculiar you could only conclude that the person asking it had no idea what they were talking about? For many producers who work frequently with contractors, this situation...


Account Profile: Environmental Driller Renewal

By Megan Stephens, PartnerOne Environmental Underwriter PartnerOne Environmental recently had a renewal where the insured, an environmental driller, was seeking additional coverage. This insured is typically called by their clients in the event of a spill; they do not cle...


Being a "Free Agent" in the Insurance Purchasing Process

By Allison McGreal, Assistant Vice President, PartnerOne Environmental In this era of free agency, what if the insurance industry operated like the National Football League?  When the "contract" (insurance policy) expires, will your "free agent" (insured) take their bu...


Changes in the Environmental Marketplace

PartnerOne Environmental has built our business model around stability--offering quality coverage with reliable service is our priority. When carriers are downgraded or sold, it can pose very serious challenges for insureds. Most contractors need to be insured by an A-rated...