News

Keep up with the latest news and announcements at STARR Companies by browsing through our recent press releases.

01/10/2018

Starr Insurance Companies Opens Office in Oslo, Norway

Starr Insurance Companies today announced the opening of a new office in Oslo, Norway, effective October 1, 2018. The Oslo office will add to Starr’s significant presence in Europe. The office will initially focus on general aviation but Starr expects to expand its product offering in the months ahead. Read More

01/10/2018

Starr Insurance Companies Appoints Joost Vink as Head of Europe

Starr Insurance Companies today announced the appointment of Joost Vink as head of Europe. He will be responsible for the profitable growth of all European operations except the United Kingdom. Read More

07/08/2018

Starr Insurance Companies Acquires Aspen's Aviation Operation

Starr Insurance Companies announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the renewal rights of Aspen Insurance’s aviation business. The value of the aviation book is estimated to be in excess of $50 million in gross written premiums. Read More

27/07/2018

Starr Insurance Companies Appoints Santiago Mora as Head of International Accident & Health

Starr Insurance Companies today announced the appointment of Santiago Mora as head of international accident & health. He will be responsible for the profitable growth of Accident & Health outside of the U.S. and Canada. Read More

27/03/2018

Starr Companies Announces Agreement with SkyWatch

Starr Companies today announced an agreement with SkyWatch, a data analysis, risk assessment, and active risk-reduction platform for the drone industry. Read More

09/03/2018

Starr Companies announces Maurice R. Greenberg receives Crain Lifetime Achievement Award

Starr Companies announced today that Maurice R. Greenberg, chairman and chief executive officer, received the Crain Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding accomplishments in the insurance and risk management sector. Read More

03/01/2018

Starr Companies Announces Agreement with Emerge Diagnostics

Starr Companies today announced an agreement with Emerge Diagnostics, LLC helping clients by offering objective evidence to the pathology of an injury. Read More

03/01/2018

Starr Companies Announces Crisis Coverage on Side 'A' Endorsement

Starr Companies today announced an enhancement available to its Side ‘A’ Directors & Officers Excess and Lead-In-Difference-In-Conditions (DIC) policy providing Crisis Loss Coverage for Insured Persons. Read More

03/01/2018

Starr Companies Announces Agreement with Emerge Diagnostics

Starr Companies today announced an agreement with Emerge Diagnostics, LLC helping clients by offering objective evidence to the pathology of an injury. Read More

22/12/2017

Starr Companies Announces Cooperation with PICC Health

Starr Companies today announced a cooperation with PICC Health Insurance Company Limited (PICC Health) to provide industry-leading, innovative insurance for Chinese company employees working overseas in Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) countries. Read More

20/12/2017

Starr Companies Appoints Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, JR. as Chairman of Starr International Insurance Philippines Branch

Starr Companies today announced the appointment of Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. as chairman of Starr International Insurance Philippines Branch, a branch of Starr International Insurance (Asia) Limited, a company established and licensed to write general insurance in Hong Ko Read More

19/12/2017

Starr Companies Announces Appointment of Steve Blakey as President and Chief Executive Officer of Starr Insurance Holdings, Charles Dangelo Retires

Starr Companies today announced the appointment of Steve Blakey as president and chief executive officer of Starr Insurance Holdings. Read More

21/11/2017

Starr Companies Announces Aviation Insurance Agreement with SMARTT MGA

Starr Companies today announced an agreement with SMARTT MGA to act as Agents for Starr International (Europe) Limited to provide automated quotes and policy documentation for light general aviation business. Read More

20/11/2017

Starr Companies announces Accident and Health in Canada

Starr Companies today announced the launch of its Accident & Health Division in Canada. Read More

17/10/2017

Starr Companies Announces Agreement with Jet Support Services, Inc for Aviation Insureds

Starr Companies today announced an agreement with Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI) to offer maintenance service programs to aviation insureds. Read More

11/09/2017

Starr Companies Appoints Dave Fitzgerald as Global Chief Claims Officer

Starr Companies today announced the appointment of Dave Fitzgerald as global chief claims officer. Read More

04/09/2017

Starr Companies Appoints Laura Owen as Head of Accident & Health

Starr Companies today announced the appointment of Laura Owen as head of Accident & Health. Read More

04/09/2017

Starr Companies Appoints Nicholas Lawrence as Chief Underwriting Officer for Liabilities Group

Starr Companies today announced the appointment of Nick Lawrence as chief underwriting officer for the liabilities group. Read More

19/07/2017

Starr Companies Partners with CoverWallet to Develop New Online Insurance Products for Small Businesses

Starr Companies Partners with CoverWallet to Develop New Online Insurance Products for Small Businesses. CoverWallet’s online and mobile platform makes purchasing commercial insurance easy and intuitive, saving time and money for small businesses. Read More

15/05/2017

Starr Companies Hires Danielle Wilson as Head of Management Liability and Robert McTaggart as Head of Professional Indemnity

Starr Companies today announced that Danielle Wilson as head of management liability and Robert McTaggart as head of professional indemnity have joined the company. Danielle and Rob will be located in our London, England office, serving the European marketplace. Read More

30/09/2014

Starr Companies Hires Rashmi Nehra as Practice Leader for Political Risk

Starr Companies announced today that Rashmi Nehra has joined the organisation as a Practice Leader managing its Political Risk group. Reporting to Alex Pittignano, Senior Vice President of Political Risk, Ms Nehra joins as Starr continues to expand as a leading provider of insurance coverage for global political risk exposures. Read More

16/07/2014

Starr Companies Completes Ownership of Chinese Insurer

Starr Companies has announced the completion of its majority ownership of Shanghai-based Dazhong Insurance Company Limited of China. Going forward, the company will be known as Starr Property & Casualty Insurance (China) Company, Limited (Starr China). Read More

16/04/2014

Starr Companies Receives Listing as an Approved Surety from U.S. Treasury: Enhances Company’s Crime & Fidelity Product Scope

Starr Companies has announced that it has received approval from the United States Department of Treasury listing Starr Indemnity & Liability Company as an Approved Surety. The Treasury listing enhances Starr Financial Lines’ Crime & Fidelity product offerings. With the Treasury listing, Starr Indemnity & Liability Company can satisfy its clients’ ERISA bonding requirements. Starr’s Crime & Fidelity coverage is available on a primary and/or excess basis responding to the loss of Money, Securities, and Other Property owned or held by a customer. Read More

18/02/2014

Starr Investment Holdings And Partners Group To Lead Acquisition Of MultiPlan From BC Partners And Silver Lake

Today, a group led by Starr Investment Holdings, an investment firm focused on long-term investments, and Partners Group, a global private markets investment management firm, announced the acquisition of MultiPlan, Inc. from Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, and BC Partners, a leading international private equity firm. Read More

03/02/2014

Starr Companies Receives Federal Order for Branch Office in Canada: Appoints Hano Pak Chief Agent & Country Executive of Canada

Starr Companies announces it has received a Federal Order from the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions in Canada (OSFI) approving Starr Insurance & Reinsurance Limited. Starr has established a branch office in Toronto and will directly write a variety of commercial insurance lines. Read More

30/01/2014

Starr Companies Executive Intelligence Brief - January Issue (Preview)

The Executive Intelligence Brief is a service of risk analysis for Starr clients with a focus on politics, economics and security in emerging markets. Coverage includes assessments of business risks as well as opportunities. Read More

18/12/2013

Starr Companies Executive Intelligence Brief - December Issue (Preview)

The Executive Intelligence Brief is a service of risk analysis for Starr clients with a focus on politics, economics and security in emerging markets. Coverage includes assessments of business risks as well as opportunities. Read More

09/12/2013

Starr Companies Launches New Line of Property and Casualty Insurance for Small Businesses

Small businesses account for almost two-thirds of all new jobs created. They also contribute disproportionately to innovation, generating 13 times as many patents, per employee, as large companies do. That’s why when Starr Indemnity & Liability Co. launched StarrBOP™ earlier this year, it targeted the small business sector with a property and casualty offering (for companies with up to 50 employees and up to $15 million in sales) that also includes new ventures. Read More

09/12/2013

Starr Companies Appoints Eleanor Kitzman, Vice President of Starr Insurance Holdings, Inc.

Starr Companies announces the appointment of Eleanor Kitzman as Vice President of Starr Insurance Holdings, Inc. Ms. Kitzman will have broad regulatory, management and operational responsibilities across the company’s domestic and international businesses. “Eleanor’s unique combination of skills and experience in law, business and state government will be valuable to Starr as we continue to develop and launch new products and deliver additional services in the marketplace,” says Maurice R. Greenberg, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Starr Insurance Holdings, Inc. Read More

02/12/2013

Best's Review - Full Boat by David French

Starr Marine President is a guest columnist in the December issue of Best’s Review Magazine. David comments on the latest trends effecting the marine market both on the high seas and on the roadways. Read More

29/10/2013

PropertyCasualty 360 - Flier's Market by Michael Voelker

The story in aviation insurance over the past decade has been a precipitous descent in premiums across all lines of coverage. “We have a 10-year client where, when we first wrote the account, pricing was about $80,000 a year. When it renewed this year, it was about $16,000 and there were six different insurers competing, all within $500 of each other,” says Jeff Rasmussen, president of Aero Insurance LLC in Madison, Wis. Read More

29/10/2013

Philippines Inquirer - Former AIG Boss Puts Up PH Insurance Unit

After leading AIG to become the world’s biggest insurance firm only to watch it crumble from the sidelines during the Wall Street crisis a few years after he left, ex-AIG chair Maurice “Hank” Greenberg is now building an international non-life insurance empire under his Starr Group of Companies. Read More

26/09/2013

Risk Management Monitor - "Greenberg: Insurers Should Step Up to TRIA—With Caution" by Caroline McDonald

Risks for businesses are constantly changing, but they should be seen as opportunities and not shied away from. This was the message from Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg last week. Greenberg, chairman and CEO of Starr Companies and CEO of AIG until 2005, spoke at a KPMG insurance industry conference in midtown Manhattan. Read More

09/09/2013

Starr Companies Unveils Redesigned Website Greatly Enhancing Customer and Producer Experience

Starr Companies unveils its redesigned website today, enhancing the digital experience for its customers and producers. The new www.starrcompanies.com is aligned with the Company’s advertising campaign and possesses an upgraded technology platform. Read More

01/07/2013

Starr Companies Launches Executive Intelligence Brief

Starting this month, Starr Companies will be launching the Executive Intelligence Brief, which will focus on global economic, political, security and other issues that are critical to any business enterprise trying to operate effectively in a foreign environment, friendly or hostile. Read More

09/05/2013

STARR International Insurance (Asia) Limited Granted License in Philippines

STARR International Insurance (Asia) Limited has received approval from the Philippine Insurance Commission to establish a branch office to provide General Insurance. Read More

04/04/2013

Starr Aviation Offers Accident Forgiveness with the SAFE Pilot Proficiency Project

STARR Aviation partnered with the Society of Aviation and Flight Educators (SAFE) and Redbird to reward the insured in the Pilot Proficiency Project. Read More

14/03/2013

Starr Aviation Launches Online Airport Quoting System Through StarrLink

STARR Aviation announces the launch of its online airport quoting system via its secure broker portal, StarrLink. Read More

13/02/2013

Starr Indemnity & Liability Company Receives Approval from the Risk Management Agency of the United States Department of Agriculture to Participate in Federal Multi-Peril Crop Programme

STARR received approval from the United States Department of Agriculture to be an Approved Insurance Provider in the federal multi-­peril crop insurance programme. Read More