Hudson Adds Environmental Program to 50 States, D.C.

January 26, 2006

Hudson Programs, an operating division of Hudson Insurance Group, reported that their environmental insurance program is now available in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia. The program is exclusively underwritten by Denver-based Freberg Environmental Inc. (FEI), with claims administration for the program handled by Murdock Claim Management Company of Windsor, Conn.

Hudson has established several new specialty programs in well-defined segments over the last 24 months. The program was officially announced in February 2004 and began writing that same month.

The program includes coverage for all size of environmental engineers, consultants and contractors, above ground and underground storage tanks, as well as site pollution coverage for a wide variety of facilities. The program is largely written on a non-admitted basis. Admitted capability is currently limited to New York and New Jersey.

The FEI operation is made up of more than 40 insurance and environmental specialists and conducts business nationally on an open brokerage basis. The program features commercial general liability, contractor pollution liability, professional liability and 1st and 3rd party pollution liability with limits up to $10,000,000. The minimum premiums generally start at $3,000, $1,500 for tank business. Site pollution policy terms are available up to 10 years.

For more information about Hudson’s environmental insurance program contact Mike Hill at:

Hudson Insurance Group specializes in primary and excess insurance programs. Programs are offered on an admitted and non-admitted basis through Hudson Insurance Co., Hudson Specialty Insurance Co. and Clearwater Insurance Company, all rated “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Hudson Insurance Group is the brand name for OdysseyRe’s U.S. Insurance Division. OdysseyRe is a leading worldwide underwriter of property and casualty reinsurance and specialty insurance with more than $1.6 billion in policyholders’ surplus.

Freberg Environmental Inc., founded in 1991, underwrites a wide variety of environmental accounts including engineers, consultants, contractors, above ground and underground storage tanks, site pollution and hazardous materials and waste trucking. FEI currently writes more than $60,000,000 of environmental insurance premiums nationwide with offices in Denver, Colo. and Glen Burnie, Md. More information is available at

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