CHICAGO, Ill., August 25, 2010 — Breckenridge Insurance Services LLC was selected as the Program Administrator for CNA Select Risk’s Public Entity program in 16 western and midwestern states. This program offers small and medium sized cities, towns, villages, counties and other special districts liability coverage for law enforcement officers and public officials. It also offers general liability, automobile liability and umbrella coverage for these jurisdictions along with employment practices liability coverage. At the option of the government entity, coverage can also be added for flood and earthquake. Joe Filardo, executive vice president of Breckenridge Insurance Services, said the Breckenridge team, with experience working with public entity clients, brokers and agents, looks at the new program relationship as an excellent opportunity to grow with a comprehensive product in a competitive market. “Public officials need excellent coverage backed by a carrier that understands the issues local governments face today,” Filardo explained. Jeffrey Segall, vice president for CNA Select Risk, pointed out that local community governments need effective insurance now more than ever – to better protect themselves against costly losses at a time when municipal budgets are stretched to their limits. “CNA is committed to providing insurance coverages and options to public entities,” Segall said. “We are excited to expand our Public Entity program in the West through Breckenridge Insurance Services.” All coverage is through CNA carriers rated “A” or higher by A.M. Best. Information and applications for coverage can be obtained by emailing Vernon Southerland, Breckenridge senior vice president, at For a complete outline of the coverage, including coverage limits, go to the Breckenridge website at

About Breckenridge Insurance Services Breckenridge Insurance Services is an operating company of Breckenridge IS, Inc. Breckenridge is a national underwriting manager, program administrator and insurance services firm with offices in 14 U.S. cities. It recently acquired Overby-Seawell Co., a commercial broker that specializes in lender-placed insurance products in addition to offering comprehensive financial risk management services. More information about Breckenridge is available at In addition to programs in the public entity markets, Breckenridge offers programs for arborists, landscapers and commercial construction contractors. It also offers programs designed for a variety of industries seeking workers’ compensation and related coverage though its BreckComp company in Fresno, CA.

About CNA Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA’s services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at CNA is a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation.

For additional information contact: Jack Roberts at Breckenridge IS, Inc. at 610-952-7313.

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