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Largest U.S.-based Surplus Lines Insurers

Posted On: Sep. 10, 2006 12:00 AM CST

Largest U.S.-based Surplus Lines Insurers

Largest U.S.-based Surplus Lines Insurers

Ranked by 2005 nonadmitted direct premiums written

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Rank

Company

Nonadmitted premiums

1

Lexington Insurance Co.1

$5,016,584,631

2

American International Specialty Lines Insurance Co.

$1,808,041,865

3

Steadfast Insurance Co.1

$1,559,987,112

4

Scottsdale Insurance Co.1

$1,194,440,734

5

Columbia Casualty Co.

$819,102,417

6

Arch Specialty Insurance Co.

$801,376,553

7

Evanston Insurance Co.

$725,547,774

8

Landmark American Insurance Co.

$699,681,736

9

Admiral Insurance Co.

$596,873,667

10

Essex Insurance Co.

$541,969,321

*Combined ratio as determined by Best and/or Standard & Poor's Corp. 1 Figures reported on pooling basis.

Source: BI survey

Researched by Kevin Edison and Karen Tucker

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