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Abacus Insurance Brokers Expands Online Stunt Coverage Offering

Jun 30, 2009, Source: Abacus Insurance

LOS ANGELES, CALIF.-- Abacus Insurance Brokers, Inc., a Los Angeles-based program manager that distributes specialty insurance products online through, has enhanced its portfolio of production programs by expanding the range of eligible stunts.

Coverage for pyrotechnics, demolitions, explosions, wild animals, car chases and motorcycles has been added to programs already covering such stunts as fight scenes, falls, non-wild animals, precision driving, aerial shots, water scenes and weapon use.

Coverage is available for domestic productions in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. and for certain overseas productions.

Earlier this year, Abacus became the first program manager or insurance carrier to offer stunt coverage online. In 1998, Abacus was the first to offer entertainment insurance online. It is still the only program manager from which production insurance can be transacted completely online.

"We continue to deliver solutions to our nationwide network of brokers," said Darren Lewin, Abacus vice president of program development. "With these additional stunt offerings, brokers have even more reason to utilize for solutions for their clients. Abacus will answer the needs of our brokers by continuing to introduce complex specialty products to our proprietary online delivery system."

For more information about entertainment insurance products, go to or contact Darren Lewin at 310-500-2302,


Since 1998, Abacus has managed insurance programs that function entirely online. Through the proprietary platform, brokers access specialty programs from top-tiered insurance companies. Lines and coverages from multiple carriers are assembled into a single integrated quote. The platform performs all aspects of the insurance transaction including quoting, order placement, policy issuance and endorsing. Brokers and carrier partners benefit from substantial efficiencies, increased revenues, and cost reductions. The programs on are written through top-tiered insurance carriers, distributed nationwide, and accessed by over 2,000 broker offices, representing over 5,000 insurance professionals. Visit or contact Darren Lewin, CPA, CMA, CPCU, vice president of programs at 310-500-2302,

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