AmWINS Program Underwriters Appointed Exclusive Program Administrator for General Star’s Restaurant Delivery Program

Mar 1, 2017

AmWINS Program Underwriters (“APU”) today announced a partnership with General Star Management Company to administer General Star’s new Restaurant Delivery Program.

The program is designed for hired and non-owned auto liability risks engaged in restaurant delivery services. Businesses with 20 or fewer locations are eligible on a nationwide basis, with the exception of Louisiana.

“Success in this specialized niche is dependent on experience and expertise, and the APU Restaurant Delivery team, led by Keith George, has over three decades of both,” said Ben Francavilla, President of AmWINS Program Underwriters. “We are confident that this new partnership with General Star will provide long-term value to customers as the demand for this kind of coverage continues to increase.”

The program will be written on a non-admitted basis by General Star Indemnity Company, which is rated A++ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and carries an AA+ Insurance Financial Strength Rating from Standard & Poor’s Corporation. General Star is a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Reinsurance Corporation, a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies.

“We are delighted to partner with AmWINS Program Underwriters,” said Tom Gersch, Vice President and Programs Unit Manager for General Star. “They have an enviable nationwide reputation as a skilled program administrator. We are pleased to collaborate with them as we respond to this need in the market.”

AmWINS Program Underwriters is a managing general agency within the Underwriting division of AmWINS Group, Inc. (“AmWINS”), a global distributor of specialty insurance products and services.

About AmWINS Program Underwriters

AmWINS Program Underwriters (APU) is a managing general agency (MGA) specializing in affinity and program management. For over a quarter century, APU has built a reputation of developing and maintaining programs for a variety of niche markets that provide broad-based property and casualty coverage. For more information, visit

About AmWINS Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, AmWINS is a leader in the specialty insurance brokerage industry with offices in 105 locations across 15 countries, including 81 in the United States. The firm has expertise across a diversified mix of property, casualty, group benefits and specialty insurance products. AmWINS also offers value-added services to support its products, including product development, underwriting, premium/claims administration, and actuarial services. For more information, please visit or any of the company’s social media pages, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About General Star

General Star is the premier specialty and surplus lines provider, conducting business exclusively through a select group of wholesale brokers. As a wholly owned subsidiary of General Reinsurance Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, General Star offers unsurpassed financial stability and capacity.