AXIS Programs

AXIS Insurance’s Programs unit provides property and casualty insurance products through AXIS-appointed Program Administrators (PAs) and Managing General Agents (MGAs) throughout the United States. 

AXIS Programs offers a broad range of commercial and personal lines coverages for specialty, niche programs. Our focus is on small to midsize segments of the marketplace. 

We have a highly experienced team that is skilled at evaluating, developing and managing program business. Our PA and MGA partners have a high degree of technical expertise, and they share our disciplined underwriting philosophy.


John Tatum

EVP, Head of Programs

Office: +1 312-917-5536

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Michael Oliver

  • Senior Vice President
  • Office: +1 678-746-9363
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AXIS Programs - Products & Capabilities

AXIS Insurance offers an array of products for specialty commercial and personal lines insurance programs.

  • Property and related coverages
  • General Liability
  • Commercial Automobile, when part of a multiline program
  • Inland Marine
  • Umbrella & Excess
  • Professional Lines, as part of a package
  • Specialty Personal Lines coverages
  • Miscellaneous or unique product opportunities
  • Admitted and non-admitted policies
  • Monoline or multiline programs
  • Geographic flexibility (single state, regional, nationwide)
  • Customized solutions







We provide our PA and MGA partners with coverages backed by the exceptional financial strength and solid claims-paying ability of the AXIS insurance companies.

Types of Programs

  • Industry Group Programs – Typically homogeneous business within a specific niche or industry group managed, processed and distributed by a specialized Program Administrator.
  • Affinity Groups – P&C products delivered as part of industry association. May be sponsored in part or whole by the association as a benefit of membership.
  • Binding Authorities – P&C products developed by the carrier and distributed by multiple MGAs on a geographical basis (e.g., small commercial packages, specialized personal lines, etc.).

Our Business Partners

The PAs and MGAs that we work with have full program administrative capabilities, including underwriting, rating, policy issuance and reporting. We utilize TPAs for claims administration with oversight and management by AXIS Insurance’s Claims Department. We can offer profit sharing, variable commission and support captives, whichever is the best solution that aligns both parties’ interests. We consider a diverse array of opportunities and prefer programs that have:

  • Sufficient in-force gross written premium to support development costs and ongoing expenses
  • At least 3 years of verifiable premium and loss history
  • A focus on a niche market or specialty product line
  • Business that can be written and priced using a well-defined underwriting template

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