A Leader in E&S Lines

Decades of experience in placing specialty and misunderstood risks

Prime Insurance

Over 40 Years in Business

Prime Insurance Company thinks outside the limitations of standard insurance companies by providing innovative liability solutions for specialty risks. We’re proud to be a leader in excess & surplus lines insurance, providing coverage for many who would otherwise be forced to go uninsured or self-insure their risk.

Prime provides a marketplace for unique underwriting characteristics, such as:

New Ventures
Declined/Rejected
Claims History
Misunderstood Risks
Cancelled/Non-Renewed
Emerging Risk
The Partnership Advantage

The Partnership Advantage

WORKING TOGETHER TO INCREASE EACH OTHERS’ VALUE

Prime treats every insured as a partner by taking a hands-on approach to finding unique solutions for every client’s insurance needs. Our partnership methodology begins with a meeting with every producer and insured before providing a quote. Our in-house underwriting and risk management teams work together alongside the insured to write flexible, customized policies. This emphasis on open communication and personal connection leads to a relationship that benefits all parties.

Write More Business

STOP TURNING AWAY BUSINESS

Prime’s business model is built on a two-fold approach designed to benefit insureds and producers alike. By writing policies for tough or misunderstood risks, we provide the coverage that insureds need. When producers partner with Prime they can grow their book of business, expand their portfolio, stop turning away specialty opportunities, and start writing more business.

Our Specialty

Our Specialty

Prime Insurance Company is a committed and trusted resource for individuals, businesses and producers, following a bold business model that has inspired 40 years of success and growth. By keeping our underwriting and risk management teams in-house, we’ve been able to write an endless list of risk classes, and offer a broad range of coverage in specialty classes. Our in-house, expert claims team has handled over 70,000 claims and provides support to insureds throughout the entire insurance process — from risk mitigation to claims handling. Our internal teams work together to support Prime, the producer and the insured to get the most reliable coverage for their liability risk.

Over 70,000 claims and counting!

Stability For Your Risks

Writing Business in All 50 States

Prime Insurance Company is an excess and surplus lines insurance carrier, writing business in all 50 states. We’ve formed a number of strategic relationships with some of the world’s premier insurance organizations, including Lloyd’s of London, Gen Re, and RLI. We’re also members of WSIA, PLUS, APCIA, PIA, and more.

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RLI
WSIA
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Meet the Leaders of Prime Insurance Company

EXECUTIVES

Rick J. Lindsey
President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Lindsey joined Prime in 1996 when his excess and surplus business merged with PIC. Mr. Lindsey oversees the day-to-day underwriting, risk management and claims management nationwide. He ensures that the Prime team follows the Company’s Partnership Methodology of being both fast and flexible and that Underwriting communicates with Risk Management Direct and Claims to provide outstanding quality and customer care. Prior to becoming Prime’s leader, Mr. Lindsey worked his entire adult life as a Commercial Underwriter, Claims Manager, and Risk Manager for a variety of insurance service providers. He is a licensed Surplus Lines Broker in all 50 states and all U.S. territories with over 30 years of extensive experience in insurance underwriting, national program management and agency and claims management.

Jeffrey Leman, CPCU
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Leman joined Prime in August 2006, bringing over 32 years of E&S, insurance carrier and brokerage experience. Mr. Leman started his insurance career in 1981 with Crum & Forster where he served as an Assistant Vice President of Accounting and Finance and Assistant Treasurer of LWB Syndicate, Inc. In 1986 he was recruited to become Vice President of Operations and Treasurer of INEX Insurance Exchange in Chicago, where he worked with various state departments of insurance and managed the day-to-day operations and finances until 2000. In February of 2000 he became Chief Operating Officer of two executive benefit and insurance consulting firms in Chicago. Mr. Leman attained his CPCU designation in 1995 and holds a B.S. Finance degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana and an MBA in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago.

Frank Lukacs
Chief Marketing Officer

Frank Lukacs brings a wealth of experience to his position as Chief Marketing Officer for Prime Insurance Company. After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a B.S. in Marketing and Management, Frank enlisted in the United States Marine Corps becoming a 1st Lieutenant. This was followed by time in the financial industry working as a commercial loan officer and stockbroker before founding and owning his own adventure outfitter called North American River Runners. Frank joined Prime Insurance Company in 2012 and oversees the diversity of marketing and sales operations. He is also a proud father of 4 children and 2 grandchildren.

Mark Fisher
President and General Counsel

Mr. Fisher has been involved in the insurance industry since 1985 and has worked at Prime since 1998. He is a Member of The President’s Committee, also consisting of the CEO, COO, and CFO. He works with the Committee on drafting presentations to A.M. Best, a Private Placement Memorandum, and in handling various shareholder and investor related matters. He also works with the Chairman and CEO in managing the general operations of the Company and its subsidiaries, including PPCI, PIC, Evolution Insurance Brokers (“EIB”), and Prime Plaza. Mr. Fisher oversees the Legal Department, Claims Direct Access (“CDA”); the Human Resources Department, Risk Management Direct (“RMD”) and Regulatory Compliance.

Tommy Thomassie
Chief Risk Officer

Mr. Thomassie oversees the Risk Management, Policy Services, Internal Audit and SIU departments, as well as assisting in overseeing the general operation of the company. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Thomassie was a civil litigation attorney practicing in the areas of personal injury and class actions. For several years, he worked with the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee during the trial and settlement phases of MDL 2179 (“Oil Spill by the Oil Rig ‘Deepwater Horizon’”). He received his B.A. from Louisiana State University in 2004, and his J.D./B.C.L. from Louisiana State University in 2008. He is a member of the Louisiana state bar and is rated AV-Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Brent Seegmiller
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Mr. Seegmiller joined Prime in July 2005 and oversees the accounting and finance operations of the Company. Prior to joining Prime, Mr. Seegmiller was the Chief Financial Officer of Premier Access Insurance Company and Access Dental Plan in Sacramento, California (2000-2005). Mr. Seegmiller began his career working in public accounting with Grant Thornton LLP in Stockton, California (1991-1994). Mr. Seegmiller has both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Additionally, Mr. Seegmiller is a Certified Public Accountant (California), a Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Financial Manager. For over 15 years, Mr. Seegmiller has been actively engaged in teaching graduate and undergraduate accounting, auditing, finance, and management courses both in the classroom and online at a number of private colleges and universities.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Rick J. Lindsey
Chairman

Mr. Lindsey joined Prime in 1996 when his excess and surplus business merged with PIC. Mr. Lindsey oversees the day-to-day underwriting, risk management and claims management nationwide. He ensures that the Prime team follows the Company’s Partnership Methodology of being both fast and flexible and that Underwriting communicates with Risk Management Direct and Claims to provide outstanding quality and customer care. Prior to becoming Prime’s leader, Mr. Lindsey worked his entire adult life as a Commercial Underwriter, Claims Manager, and Risk Manager for a variety of insurance service providers. He is a licensed Surplus Lines Broker in all 50 states and all U.S. territories with over 30 years of extensive experience in insurance underwriting, national program management and agency and claims management.

Todd W. Bryant
Board Member

Mr. Bryant is responsible for the strategic leadership of RLI’s financial, accounting, and investment operations. He joined RLI in 1993 as a statutory accountant and has held various positions in the accounting department before becoming vice president, finance & controller in 2009 and vice president, chief financial officer in 2019. Prior to RLI, Bryant was associated with Arthur Andersen and Co. He is a graduate of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL.

Brent A. Seegmiller
Board Member

Mr. Seegmiller joined Prime in July 2005 and oversees the accounting and finance operations of the Company. Prior to joining Prime, Mr. Seegmiller was the Chief Financial Officer of Premier Access Insurance Company and Access Dental Plan in Sacramento, California (2000-2005). Mr. Seegmiller began his career working in public accounting with Grant Thornton LLP in Stockton, California (1991-1994). Mr. Seegmiller has both a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. Additionally, Mr. Seegmiller is a Certified Public Accountant (California), a Certified Management Accountant, and a Certified Financial Manager. For over 15 years, Mr. Seegmiller has been actively engaged in teaching graduate and undergraduate accounting, auditing, finance, and management courses both in the classroom and online at a number of private colleges and universities.

Joseph D. Keenan III
Board Member

Mr. Keenan currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel of Northwest Pallet Supply Company in Belvidere, Illinois. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Walton Risk Services, Inc., a property and casualty insurance underwriting and claims adjusting company. Mr. Keenan has also been a partner in a civil litigation firm in Chicago and an Assistant Attorney General for the Illinois Attorney General.

Rick J. Lindsey

A Message From Our President & CEO, Rick J. Lindsey

I am excited to tell you about Prime. I had a vision for the future over 40 years ago when I was just beginning in the insurance industry. Since that time, I am happy to report that my vision has and is becoming a reality with Prime. The full-service model we have developed and implemented at Prime for the excess and surplus lines market allows us to be involved every step of the way with risks we write—from underwriting, through risk management, and into claims…

Rick J. Lindsey

Rick J. Lindsey
Chairman and CEO
Prime Insurance Company
RJL@primeis.com
801-304-5510

Become Part of the Prime Team

A growing property & casualty insurance company, with offices in Chicago, Illinois; Naples, Florida; Exton, Pennsylvania and Salt Lake City, Utah; Prime Insurance Company offers careers in underwriting, risk management, policy services, claims services, information technology, marketing, and administration.