In The News
Date: Aug 29, 2011

MiniCo Insurance Agency to Offer Self-Storage Industry Program in Canada

PHOENIX, ARIZ. – MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, has formed MiniCo Insurance Agency of Canada, Incorporated, to offer specialty insurance programs to the Canadian market beginning with its premier self-storage insurance program. MiniCo will represent Aspen Insurance UK, Ltd., a subsidiary of Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited, and will begin underwriting coverage initially in British Columbia with planned availability throughout the country by the end of the year.

MiniCo President and CEO Mike Schofield commented, “MiniCo’s focus on niche specialty programs brings significant value to the distribution chain, and we look forward to offering new specialty products as we expand throughout Canada. The self-storage market in Canada represents a strategic growth opportunity, and MiniCo is pleased to be able to offer our specialty product to Canadian business owners which can be accessed through their existing broker relationships. Brokers and insureds will benefit from the specialty coverage as well as MiniCo’s over 37 years of experience writing this class of business.”

Jim Henry, Chief Underwriting Officer, added, “MiniCo looks forward to working with agents and brokers to grow their book of self-storage business throughout Canada. We will be contacting agents and brokers with information about availability in specific provinces as approvals are granted.”

Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited and its operating subsidiaries have been assigned a rating of “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best and “A2” (Good) by Moody’s Investors Service.

About MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC
Since 1974, Phoenix-based MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, has been a self-storage leader providing superior specialty insurance programs, informative publications and valuable products and services created expressly for the self‑storage industry. Additional lines of business include collectibles insurance. MiniCo Insurance Agency, LLC, is a member of the Aran Insurance Services Group.

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