Welcome to Chaucer
Your specialist insurer of choice
At Chaucer, our business is built upon the expertise and insight of our employees. With specialist teams combining talented individuals with our distinctive approach, we provide security for clients, protecting them from risk and safeguarding their assets.
With underwriting roots going back to 1922, we’ve worked hard to create a first-class specialty insurance business, recruiting and developing talented individuals and providing the resources, support and leadership to build a unique culture. This, underpinned by the quality of our products and the energy and commitment of our team, has made Chaucer one of the most respected underwriting businesses in Lloyd’s today.
We underwrite through both Lloyd’s and the companies market. In Lloyd’s, we have Syndicate 1084, which operates across international marine and non-marine markets, and Syndicate 1176, a market leading insurer of nuclear risk. In 2017, we opened Chaucer Insurance Company in Dublin Ireland to write international specialty business, with a focus on emerged market trade credit.
Our teams of specialist underwriters lead business in all major insurance and reinsurance classes. They are highly skilled in understanding and assessing the risks that our clients confront and then decisive in their underwriting response. Our product portfolio is tailor-made to the industries, environments and operations of our clients, while our dedicated claims teams work diligently to ensure that we settle all valid claims in a timely and professional manner.
As a Lloyd’s insurer, we offer global reach and strength and are able to protect clients in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Our clients also benefit from the commitment of our parent company, The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc, one of the largest insurance businesses in the United States. Our valuable membership of these two bodies enables us to provide the highest levels of skill and security to our clients.
We are proud members of The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. which we joined in July 2011. Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, The Hanover has been in the Property & Casualty (P&C) business for more than 160 years, with over 4,700 employees in 47 offices in the US and overseas.
The Hanover offers a wide range of P&C products and services to businesses, individuals and families through a select group of agents and brokers. Tha Hanover is one of the largest insurance businesses in the United States, with $4.6 billion of net written premiums in 2014 and shareholder equity of $2.6 billion at year-end.
The Hanover maintains excellent ratings from A.M. Best, Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.
To discover more about The Hanover, please visit www.hanover.com.
Our Lloyd’s Syndicates 1084 and 1176 offer strong financial security, sharing the Lloyd's market Insurer Financial Strength ratings.
Every Lloyd's policy is supported by an A rating from the A.M. Best, A+ from Standard & Poor's and AA- from Fitch Ratings.
Lloyd’s is rated as a market since all Lloyd's syndicates benefit from Lloyd's central resources, including the Lloyd's brand, its network of global licences and the Central Fund. The Central Fund is available at the discretion of the Council of Lloyd's to meet any valid claim that cannot be met by the resources of any member. As all Lloyd's policies are ultimately backed by this common security, a single market rating can be applied to all syndicates post-1992.
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Chaucer Insurance Company DAC has an A (Excellent) rating from Standard & Poor’s.