Glatfelter Expands Private and Charter School Program

York, Pa. – December 3, 2013 – Glatfelter Public Practice (GPP) today announced the expansion of its private and charter school insurance program with specialized coverage for private schools, charter schools and select religious schools. The program is now available in 38 states for eligible private and religious schools and in 27 states for eligible charter schools.

Written through Zurich, rated “A+” (Superior) by A.M. Best, the program has no minimum premium and is specifically designed for private and charter schools typically smaller than other educational institutions written through GPP. It includes coverage for schools that have dormitories for student housing.

“Glatfelter has underwritten educational institutions for more than 30 years, and the number of charter schools is growing as a result of educational reform and parents’ demand for options and private schools typically represent a fairly stable market niche,” said Mark McCrary, president of Glatfelter Public Practice. “Our program is differentiated not only by our experienced and dedicated educational underwriting team, but also by the fast, easy application process and enhanced commission for agents and brokers.”

The program features property, inland marine, equipment breakdown, crime, general liability, educators’ legal liability including employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, and umbrella. Student accident, environmental impairment liability and cyber liability may also be included. It has 25 property enhancements, 12 general liability enhancements and 16 automobile enhancements specially designed for educational institutions.

Please visit the GPP website for eligible states.

Agents and brokers seeking more information should call 888-855-4782 or visit www.GlatfelterPublicPractice.com.

About Glatfelter Program Managers (GPM)
GPM (www.glatfelters.com/specialty_insurance_programs.asp) is a strategic business unit dedicated to Glatfelter Insurance Group’s program business. Based in York, Pa., GPM is one of the premier managers and recognized specialists of niche markets in the country. GPM manages and markets several specialty programs, including Glatfelter Public Practice for educational institutions, municipalities, independent school bus contractors and water/sewer entities; VFIS for fire departments, ambulance and rescue squads, and 911 centers; Glatfelter Healthcare Practice for skilled care, assisted living, independent living, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), personal care and group homes, hospice, home health care agencies and other private homecare agencies; and Glatfelter Religious Practice for churches, synagogues and other religious institutions.

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