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E&S Insurance

Nimble Solutions for Niche Needs TM

GuideOne has a long history of serving niches – Religious Organizations, Nonprofits & Human Services, Schools, Small Businesses and Programs. Rated A- (Excellent) by AM Best, GuideOne is committed to underwriting excellence. GuideOne National, an E&S carrier, is focused on serving E&S Casualty.

The GuideOne Difference

GuideOne brings competitive advantages to the E&S market:

  • We work exclusively with a small number of Wholesale Brokers who bring a high level of expertise and professionalism to the E&S markets we serve.
  • Best-in-class underwriting and engineering talent. Our leadership and this team have strong E&S experience and are finely attuned to the unique and complex risks in this market. We are committed to bringing in top industry talent, with a demonstrated record of success.

E&S Casualty

Our highly specialized and experienced E&S Casualty Business Unit is focused on being your carrier of choice, delivering underwriting excellence and innovative risk-based solutions for our wholesale distribution partners. 

Our casualty risk appetite includes:

  • Construction
  • Real Estate / Hospitality / Sports & Entertainment
  • Manufacturing / Wholesale / Distributors

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Meet the Team

Rick CullenRick Cullen | Senior Vice President, Programs and E&S

Rick leads GuideOne’s Programs and E&S segments and is responsible for overseeing the infrastructure, profitability and development of new Program and E&S business. Rick brought three decades of property and casualty insurance experience to GuideOne when he joined the company in 2017. Much of his previous experience focused on program development and program management. Rick also gained rich experience and leadership skills by spending time at companies including W. R. Berkley and QBE North America.

Jude headshotJude DiBattista | Vice President, E&S Casualty

As Vice President, Head of Casualty, Jude is responsible for driving the implementation of strategic underwriting approaches to lay a solid foundation for long-term profitable results. Previously serving as Chief Casualty Underwriting Officer, Brokerage, at Nationwide, he is an exceptional leader who has vast knowledge of the property and casualty insurance markets and experience managing and transforming portfolios of business.