Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc., is an insurance underwriting company. In fact, we are one of the largest and most experienced underwriting managers of professional liability and specialty insurance programs in the world. At Schinnerer, underwriting management has been a distinct discipline for over five decades. Our expertise lies in evaluating risks, implementing program marketing, developing and executing risk management activities, and servicing accounts on behalf of our insurance company partners. We then distribute these products through our distribution network of licensed brokers. No appointment is required to work with Schinnerer.
The Schinnerer Group currently handles nearly $500 million in premiums on behalf of several insurance carriers and through a large network of over 9,600 active brokers. Schinnerer offers a number of lines of coverage across several professional disciplines, issuing over 46,000 policies.
Schinnerer's mission is to consistently create superior products and to provide outstanding service and exceptional value to each and every customer. Every program that Schinnerer creates comes with value-added services, including risk management information. Our vision is to be recognized as the benchmark specialty insurance provider/distributor and grow through valued service, innovation and expertise. To that end, Schinnerer is committed to supporting our employees' continued development through training, both internal and external.
Victor O. Schinnerer & Company, Inc. Overview
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Victor O. Schinnerer & Company has been in the insurance business for over 70 years. The company was founded as an insurance brokerage in 1938 by Victor Schinnerer and his two business partners, Norman Benzing and Howard Nordlinger. In 1946, Schinnerer went out on his own to form Victor O. Schinnerer & Company. In 1956, the company was approached by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) to develop an insurance program for architects. Along with the AIA and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), Schinnerer developed a professional liability policy that was the first of its kind for the design industry.
As the years went on, Schinnerer began to diversify its specialty offerings, expanding not only its product line for architects and engineers into property and casualty lines but also its coverages to other niche industries such as contractors, energy companies, utilities, loggers, healthcare, private companies, non-profits, real estate professionals, public entities, and others. We've grown to now offer an impressive portfolio of professional liability, property & casualty, management liability and specialty coverages across many industries. For a complete listing of Schinnerer products, please view our products & programs page.
Through the years, Schinnerer has partnered with a number of insurance companies to create and administer successful insurance programs. View our individual programs to see our different program insurers.
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Victor O. Schinnerer & Company has offices in Maryland, California, New York and Texas, with our corporate office located in Chevy Chase, MD. Our sister company in Canada, ENCON, distributes its insurance programs through brokers in Canada. Read more about ENCON. We also have an affiliate overseas, Victor O. Schinnerer & Co., UK.
Our mission is to consistently deliver creative solutions, provide outstanding service, and bring exceptional value to each and every customer. See what our customers are saying about us. Visit our Client Testimonials Page.