Empire Underwriters, a leading National Program Manager, Managing General Agent and Excess and Surplus Lines Broker, is expanding its reach into New York State and surrounding states providing P&C Agents and Brokers with Workers Compensation Products “Tough” and Hard-To-Place accounts. With over four decades of experience Empire sought to provide producers affordable Workers Comp programs with a wide selection of class codes employers that have performed work in hazardous industries, have High X-Mods or that have multi-state operations. Empire also features special programs for policyholders which have previous claims histories, have canceled or non-renewed coverage, and for 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 have put together offerings for our Agency partners that they can now pass along to their customers.” said the CEO. “These are offered by several of our National “A” Rated Carriers as well as our highest rated regional partners.” Accommodating over 425 Blue, Gray and White collar classes, Empires programs will provide aggressive claims management and loss control assistance to its policyholders in additional to optional HR services and Affordable 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 grow. Empire Underwriters strives to make the process easier, faster and to help the producer keep more business We have had this successful model in the West Coast and Southeastern states for many years and now it’s time to bring these solutions to New York and the Northeast corridor. We have the capacity, we have the infrastructure and the carriers. Now we just need to our agency partners to launch.”. 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 Preferred and Standard Workers Compensation, Alternative Workers Compensation, Commercial Property, Builders Risk and High-Value Homeowners including Coastal Property and many more. About Empire: Empire Underwriters, based in Tampa, Florida, aims to help Producers to write more business. Empire thrives to make the process easier, faster and to help Producers keep their business. Whether a Niche Account or Main Street business, Empire has a team of experts to provide access to the market needed to be competitive, bind business and keep it.