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Working with us

How we do the work we do

We live by the Markel Style; infusing fairness in our dealings and forging a sense of community with our business partners, allowing us to pursue excellence together. Our leadership, underwriters and claims service sets Markel Canada apart from others in the insurance market. We are bold in our approach to growth and excellence in service, while being approachable and human so you can trust your decision to partner with us every step of the way.

Fair claims

Empowered team

Honest & human

Delivering solutions for you

Our dedicated underwriting team offers market-leading insurance solutions for you and your customers. Markel Canada can work with any licensed brokers across Canada—no contracts required. We provide multiple avenues to begin a working relationship and obtain quotes from our honest and experienced underwriting team.

Appetite Explorer

Brokers can assess their client's business and determine whether a business fits within Markel Canada's product appetite. Users can make the choice to submit for a quote through our Appetite Explorer platform, a simplified submission form allows brokers to provide high level information to share with our team for quick assessment. Assess and submit with ease, let us take care of the rest.

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Markel Connect

Our digital insurance hub for brokers to arrange their clients' small business coverage. Quote, bind and issue policies for clients online within our specialty portals—no underwriting or approvals needed. Our specialty digital products are developed to save brokers time and money and are backed by Markel Canada's experienced underwriting and tech teams. Click 'login' in the top menu to get started.

Submissions mailbox

Completed Markel Canada applications can be emailed to our submissions mailbox. Submissions will be redirected to our appropriate underwriting department for review. Assessing business though our Appetite Explorer gives you the first indication if your business is a fit.

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Standard commission schedule

Line of business Commission range*
Commercial General Liability 10%-20%
Commercial Umbrella and Excess Liability 10%-20%
Package (P&C) 10%-20%
Environmental Impairment Liability 10%-20%
Management and Professional Liability 10%-20%
Programs, Online Portal and Coverholder agreements 20%-25%

*commission range is negotiable upon account review