Empire Underwriters, a Wholesaler, Managing General Agent and Excess and Surplus lines Broker are expanding its reach into New York by providing P&C Agents with Workers Comp coverage for Hard-To-Place accounts. Introduced in 2009, with a sweeping nationwide push, Empire sought to provide producers affordable Workers Comp programs with an emphasis on employers that have High X-Mod, multi-state operations, hazardous industries, previous claims history, canceled coverage, and those looking to get out of the state pool or fund. “We are excited with the expansion into the New York market. Our New York producers have been telling us for some time that they had a lack of viable options when it came to finding Workers Comp coverage for their tougher to place clients. Our New York partners are telling us they need solutions and capacity. We want to create a robust package of offerings for agents that they can pass along to their customers.” said Bob Chapman, the Director of Market Development. “These are offered by several of our National “A” Rated Carriers as well as our highest rated regional partners.” Accommodating over 500 White, Gray, and Blue collar classes, Empire Underwriters new programs will provide a wide range of useful options including aggressive claims management, loss control assistance, HR services and Affordable Health Care Act compliance for those employers who need such assistance. “We are aggressively appointing New York Independent Insurance Agents with policyholders that operate in the States of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and surrounding states, looking to expand their offerings and to better accommodate their already growing book of business. Empire Underwriters strives to make the process easier, faster and to help the producer keep more business.” Noted Senior Underwriter, Greg Brittain. Along with the expansion of hard-to-write markets into New York, Empire Underwriters brings access to a wide range of product and services offerings including General Liability, particularly for the construction industry, Commercial Property, Builders Risk, High-Value Homeowners including Coastal Property and many more.