Our structure provides our customers easier access to a wide array of products. Whether small or large-sized premium accounts, Colony Specialty’s insurers can offer coverage for property, liability and auto related exposures for hundreds of classes of business.
Our policies are written primarily on an excess and surplus basis through:
- Argonaut Insurance Company — licensed in all states including the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Argonaut Midwest Insurance Company — licensed in 45 states including the District of Columbia.
- Colony Insurance Company — licensed in Virginia and eligible for surplus lines in 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Colony Specialty Insurance Company — licensed in 49 states including the District of Columbia; eligible for surplus lines in Virginia.
Colony Specialty began as “Colony” in 1994, after serving the excess and surplus market since 1988 under a different banner. The Argonaut Group, now Argo Group, acquired the Colony insurers in 2001 as part of a strategic plan to become a national specialty underwriter. In 2010, Argo Group combined two of their three excess and surplus lines companies, Colony and Argonaut Specialty, to form one company with a new name and a renewed purpose — Colony Specialty. Our sister company, Argo Pro, continues on as a specialty underwriter of professional liability business.