An Important Message From Mary Phelps - Equine Insurance Agent

Thursday, August 28, 2008


In these changing times, with so much going on in the world, there is great news for our customers and friends who share our passion for horses, and the lives we share with them. I am pleased to announce I have recently accepted a position, effective March 31, 2003 as an Equine Insurance Specialist, with Markel Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Markel Corporation and “The Insurance Company with Horse Sense.”

For the past 15 years I have represented American Bankers Insurance Group as an independent insurance agent, and like many others, was disappointed, but not surprised when ABIG announced their withdrawal from the equine insurance mortality market. This withdrawal has created a legitimate concern among sport horse owners who want to be sure that their financial and emotional investment is fully protected.

I have known Markel and its affiliates during the 25 years that I have been involved in the equine industry, and was honored when they asked me to become a Markel associate. For over 40 years Markel has provided uninterrupted protection for horses and horse-related risks in the US and internationally. Throughout my investigative process I have developed the greatest respect for Markel management, underwriting and claims expertise.

Markel Insurance Company is rated “A Excellent” by A.M. Best Company and offers the most comprehensive protection for your horse. In the event of loss their mortality policy pays the agreed value of the horse, instead of the fair market value. Their Medical/Surgical endorsement provides for the industry’s longest period of medical and surgical aftercare treatment, and pays for 100% of covered diagnostic tests, up to the insured limit and after the deductible have been satisfied.

I look forward to providing you with the finest and most secure protection in the equine insurance industry today. Meanwhile, we continue to service the equestrian world with our work “On the Road, On The Scene, and On the Net” at and our websites and take our on-line insurance tour for more information, personal service and a quick and easy quote. You are also welcome to contact me the more traditional way, via phone, fax or mail.
Mary Phelps
- PO Box 868, DeLeon Springs, Florida 32130
E-mail -
386-985-1429 home office - 386-985-4657 fax

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In the news/current section of this site read the article by A.M. Best Company - MARKEL SCORES BIG BY PLAYING IT SMALL - From the company, which gives insurance companies ratings, an in depth article about the history and successes of Markel.