RLI Announces Partnership with Recreation Insurance Specialists to Underwrite RV Insurance
4th December, 2012
December 03, 2012 09:36 AM Eastern Time
PEORIA, Ill.--RLI Corp. (NYSE: RLI) – RLI Corp. announced today a new partnership with Recreation Insurance Specialists (RIS), a specialty recreation vehicle (RV) insurance agency, that will allow RLI to underwrite RV insurance for RIS. RLI has hired Eric Raudins to manage the new product line as Assistant Vice President, Underwriting.
RLI will write liability and physical damage coverage for motor homes, travel trailers and fifth wheel campers. Policies are currently available through RIS and their independent agent partners. Information about RIS insurance products is available on the RIS website at www.blueskyrvinsurance.com or by calling 1-866-484-2583.
“The RV insurance market has great potential for growth,” said RLI Insurance Company President & COO Michael J. Stone. “RLI’s underwriting discipline and financial strength will enable RIS to provide their customers with outstanding coverage and service. Under Eric’s leadership, we look forward to successfully establishing a strong presence in this new market.”
Raudins has more than 20 years of insurance industry experience. He joined RLI from RIS, where he served as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his role at RIS, Raudins served as Vice President of Personal Lines at National Interstate Insurance Company. He has extensive knowledge of pricing, underwriting and marketing specialty personal lines insurance programs.
RLI, a specialty insurance company, offers a diversified portfolio of property and casualty coverages and surety bonds serving niche or underserved markets. RLI operates in all 50 states from office locations across the country. RLI’s insurance subsidiaries – RLI Insurance Company, Mt. Hawley Insurance Company, RLI Indemnity Company and Contractors Bonding and Insurance Company – are rated A+ “Superior” by A.M. Best Company.
Recreation Insurance Specialists, LLC was founded in 2006 to serve the special needs of the avid RV enthusiast. The Blue Sky RV Insurance Program was created to provide highly specialized coverage to meet the evolving insurance needs of the industry and the RV consumer. A singular focus on recreation vehicles, combined with years of RV industry experience, enables RIS to bring specialty coverages to consumers that are unavailable elsewhere.