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Check Out Our New Mobile Friendly Website!

This quarter Axon is proud to announce the re-launch of our website. With new function and design it’s easy to access updated information about our unique and innovative offerings right from your smart phone or tablet…Go digital.

As Axon continues to bring new and innovative products to market during 2016, the website will provide a state-of-the-art platform enabling quick and effective communication with all appointed distribution partners. Please visit us at www.axonu.com.

 Wine Pick of the Quarter


Because insurance can be dry, each quarter we are going to bring you a wine recommendation from one of our brokers. Some may be just as dry, while others may be sweet. We hope you enjoy. The first Wine Contributor is Matt Little, Senior Vice President of Insurance & Risk Management at McGriff, Seibels & Williams.

With warmer weather approaching, I like to open a refreshing white wine. In my opinion nobody does Chardonnay better than the French. You can never go wrong with a Burgundy and the wines I am currently enjoying come from the Saint-Aubin origin of France. This region produces excellent grapes and the wines are less expensive than your traditional Burgundy wines from the Chassagne-Montrachet region. Interestingly, the Saint-Aubin appellation is considerably young in French standards, officially being created in 1970. The vineyards in Saint-Aubin do not produce any Grand Cru wines, but you can find excellent wines for a great value that are Premier Cru in this region. The Saint-Aubin vineyards are situated in a valley adjacent to Montrachet. Your best finds are the Premier Cru Chardonnays and they deliver a fruity nose without the sweetness you will find in Montrachet wines.

There are approximately seven to eight producers that are worth our attention.  My favorite right now is the Domaine Hubert Lamy, Saint-Aubin En Remilly 2013.  Powerful yellow and white fruits on the nose and much less oaky than your California Chardonnays.  These wines go well with a chicken or fish dish.  While we are enjoying this fabulous French wine, I suggest cooking the French classic Coq a Vin dish. Cheers!- Matt Little at McGriff
Tell us about your preferred wine pick?
Axon invites you to submit your selection for Wine Pick of the Quarter at info@axonu.com.


(Stock Throughput and Pollution Liability Exposure)


There’s a common misbelief... That standard Stock Throughput policies provide proper pollution protection. Axon Underwriting is thrilled to offer to our brokers and their clients the newest of its innovative coverage offerings, STAPLE, a first of its kind Stock Throughput product offers a single step solution for an insured’s supply chain exposures by combining Stock Throughput and broad Third Party Pollution coverage into one policy form.

Stock Throughput is comprehensive all-risks first party coverage for an insured’s goods, commencing the moment they assume responsibility until their interest ceases. Property coverage is provided for raw materials, work in progress and finished products on a global basis while pollution liability coverage is extended via a separate embedded insuring agreement Learn more about STAPLE and other Axon offerings at axonu.com.

Turn on the sound of Axon!


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While going through your daily routine you can now listen to the same music we use to get through ours! Axon welcomes its business partners and friends to follow us on Spotify. We’ve kept our playlist open so that you can introduce us to some of your favorite songs and artists. To join in, simply click the link below and create an account or login with your existing Spotify account credentials. Learn more about Spotify's features here. Axon Spotify Playlist Name: “Keep Calm and AXON” Axon’s Spotify Link: Keep Calm and Axon. Share the Music!

Transportation Pollution Liability

Did you know…? Your contractors might not be adequately insured for their Transportation Pollution Liability? Often overlooked or misunderstood, many contractors assume they can rely on the CA 9948 in their Auto policy to cover their liability for Transportation Pollution. Unfortunately, this leaves many contractors unprotected in the instance of a spill resulting in a pollution incident. Axon offers comprehensive Transportation Pollution Legal Liability protection for an affordable premium. To learn more about Transportation Pollution Liability and its many coverage benefits, please visit our website at www.axonu.com.

What Could Go Wrong?

Environmental transportation losses do happen, what should your insureds be concerned about?

July, 2, 2015 – Knoxville, Tennessee - A derailed train car burst into flames, releasing toxic fumes and forcing the evacuation of up to 5,000 people in Tennessee, authorities said. The car, which was part of a nearly 60-car train, was carrying acrylonitrile, a chemical compound used to manufacture plastics.

July 18, 2015 – Billings, Montana – Four tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling fuel from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana.

July 27, 2015 – Roanoke, VA – Cleanup of a tributary in Kerrs Creek required after a tanker hauling 6,000 gallons of emulsified asphalt overturned and 90% of the contents spilled into the tributary flowing into Ford Run.

September 10, 2015 – Marin County, California – A truck overturned and spilled 14,000 gallons of paint onto watershed property.

January 8, 2016 – Fairbanks, Alaska - A truck carrying chemicals went off the road and tipped over on the Richardson Highway. The truck was carrying fuming nitric acid, sodium hydroxide, hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid.

February 17, 2016 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – A tanker truck coming from a gas well operation overturned on a bridge leaking mineral oil into the Allegheny River.


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