Distinguished Programs Names Zurich North America as New Carrier for City Homes Insurance Program

Distinguished Programs, a national insurance program manager, today announces Zurich North America as the new insurance provider for its City Homes Insurance Program (CHIP) effective as of January 1, 2019. Zurich also operates as the provider for Distinguished Programs’ NY Brick & Brownstone program.

Source: Distinguished | Published on January 7, 2019

The City Homes Insurance Program was designed with the small urban residential building owner in mind. Often overlooked by generalist insurance providers, the product was specifically tailored through its insurance coverages, complementary solutions and risk management offerings to meet the growing needs of small, multi-family and owner or tenant-occupied properties. It is available in Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New Jersey’s Gold Coast, Philadelphia, Portland, St. Louis, St. Paul, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

“City Homes has been a successful program for our customers. With the backing of Zurich, access to their industry leading capabilities and a mutual commitment to being the foremost player in the small urban real estate space, we expect to take this program to the next level,” noted Michael Thabet, senior vice president, program management, Express Division of Distinguished Programs. “This program offers brokers the ability to successfully work with individual owners of potentially thousands of smaller, distinctive properties across many of the country’s largest cities.”

“Distinguished Programs has a long history of creating programs to successfully meet the needs of specialty insurance markets,” said Greg Massey, head of Zurich Programs. “We’re pleased to expand on the first-class, competitive insurance products we provide to Distinguished and we look forward to a long and successful relationship addressing the needs of City Homes' customers.”

City Homes offers competitive features including a personal lines form and a range of property coverages. Focusing primarily on small apartments and condominiums in urban locations, coverage for these risks includes back-up of sewers and drains (full limits), equipment breakdown and ordinance or law coverage A, B and C. In addition, the program includes optional crime endorsements, non-owned/hired auto and employee
benefits coverage options, among other features.

For more information about City Homes, please visit https://www.distinguished.com/site/programs/real-estate/city-homes. Brokers can also access Distinguished Program’s online portal for ease of submissions.

About Distinguished Programs

Distinguished Programs is a leading national insurance Program Manager providing specialized insurance programs to brokers and agents with specific expertise in Real Estate, Community Associations, Cultural Institutions and Hospitality & Restaurants. Property and liability products are distributed through a national network of agents and brokers. Serving the same core markets and partnering with the most stable and reputable carriers, Distinguished Programs’ high limit umbrella programs remain the clear choice in its areas of specialty for superior coverage, competitive pricing, and attentive service. Through thoughtful innovation, streaming back to 1987, Distinguished Programs fosters growth and opportunities for its brokers, carriers, and employees.