The Environmental Insurance Agency,Inc. is a unique team of environmental insurance experts with several decades of experience in the field of environmental risk financing, including environmental legal, engineering, and underwriting experience. EIA excels in providing integrated environmental risk financing services in a variety of contexts, including Brownfields redevelopment, creating lasting value and stability for its clients. We are environmental insurance and risk management experts providing real world solutions, value and stability to all of our clients.
The Environmental Insurance Agency, Inc. (EIA) was established in 1997 by Susan Neuman as the first boutique brokerage to provide tailored environmental insurance coverage for contaminated property transactions. Over the years, EIA’s environmental insurance brokerage skills and expertise have meant the difference between the success or failure of numerous brownfields transactions. EIA’s engineering expertise has allowed it to understand, analyze and pre-underwrite the complex environmental documents that are the basis of coverage decisions. Susan Neuman’s legal coverage expertise has ensured that these non-standardized, manuscripted insurance products will be “legally sufficient,” in other words, will withstand challenge in coverage actions. In addition to such “brownfields insurance,” EIA also writes the full panoply of environmental coverages, including for tanks, contractors and consultants, and operational sites and facilities.
However, EIA is more than a highly expert environmental insurance broker. It has become a risk management company with the ability to provide integrated solutions to the knottiest environmental problems. Through its strategic partnerships and teaming agreements with environmental engineering companies and law firms (see links), EIA can offer all available risk management options appropriate to managing any particular environmental problem. These options include, on the risk control side, remediation and institutional/engineering controls management, and, on the risk financing side, environmental indemnity agreements, liability assumptions, and structured settlements.