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.


Bodily Injury and Property Damage from Thirdhand Smoke

By Ivy Riggs, Executive Underwriter After years of supporting smoking cessation campaigns, life and health insurers may be delighted that their efforts seem to be paying off. According to recent CDC statistics, tobacco smoking in the United States has declined from nearly...


Environmental Insurance: One Size Does Not Fit All

By Amanda Duncan, President It is no secret that the environmental insurance marketplace is as competitive as ever, with over 30 carriers offering various products targeting contractors, consultants, facilities, and products. Premiums are affordable and rate increases hav...


Important Facts about Action Over

By Allison McGreal, Assistant Vice President If you Google the term "Action Over" you can find a plethora of articles written by lawyers and insurance professionals explaining the coverage, the NY Labor Laws and how the GL policy may be impacted. Each article may be an...



Be the Kind Of Agent You'd Want to Have Working for You

By Allison McGreal, Assistant Vice President, PartnerOne Environmental Let's face it, some insurance policies are easier to sell than others. Imagine being able to work with a client who wanted to buy coverage at any cost or a carrier who wanted to offer the broadest cove...


Hired and Non-Owned Auto: The Exposure is Real

By Amanda Duncan, President, PartnerOne Environmental It's a regular occurrence for an environmental underwriter: we offer a quotation for a contractor/consultant and then get asked to throw in some Hired and Non-Owned Auto coverage because the insured had no owned vehicl...


3 Steps to a Better Site Pollution Submission

By Ivy Riggs, Executive Underwriter Do you dream of the day when automated quoting systems remove pesky underwriters from the production loop? A day when you can get your Site Pollution quotes instantly, with no irritating follow-up questions or caveats to slow down the p...


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...