To All Our Agents,
It has been a little over 120 days since Crum & Forster dramatically expanded our family of agents, our staff and changed the landscape of the Bail Industry as a whole. For those of you who are not already aware, Crum & Forster has purchased Bail USA, Inc. (which includes the historic bail business from American Contractors, US Specialty, Seneca and Pioneer) During this same time frame we entered into a servicing agreement and management of the Accredited Surety & Casualty bail book of business. This is in addition to the Ranger, TIG, Fairmont Specialty and Crum & Forster bail business we were already managing. Our investment in the bail business has brought together a team of agents and staff that the Industry have never seen. Our staff brings nearly 1,000 years of combined bail experience to the table from all over the nation.
Our commitment to the Bail Industry is unwavering and our financial strength will provide you the security of knowing you are with the company that can weather the storms our industry is facing.
We are members of the American Bail Coalition, the Surety & Fidelity Association of America, PCI as well as others and donate to numerous other bail associations throughout the nation. Our contributions and commitments to these organizations is in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. We contribute because we want to help make our industry better. Crum & Forster hasn’t utilized these points in our marketing efforts because we don’t feel doing the right thing is something you need to brag about.
Our industry has had enough bad press over the years and although some of our competitors continue to sling mud, Crum & Forster will take the high road. Just know that Crum & Forster believes in the Bail Business and feel we are positioning all of us, agents and staff alike, to be at the forefront of the Industry when the black cloud of bail reform is finally lifted and we can all get back to business as usual.
Senior Vice President, Commercial Surety & President of Bail USA