Markel American Insurance Company Expands Motorcycle Coverage to New Jersey

Jun 07, 2012, 17:18 ET from Markel American Insurance Company

WAUKESHA, Wis., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel American Insurance Company, a direct-to-consumer powersports insurance provider, announced today that it has expanded its Recreational Vehicle coverage into New Jersey, giving residents a new option to consider when shopping for motorcycle insurance

"Expanding into New Jersey is an exciting opportunity for local residents that want a motorcycle policy that can be customized to fit their personal needs," explains Audrey Hanken, President of Markel American Insurance Company. "Our policies are fueled by common sense and we hope New Jersey residents will take advantage of the financial benefits and peace of mind our motorcycle insurance policies offer."

For over 35 years, Markel American Insurance Company has specialized in insuring factory-made and custom-built motorcycles and trikes. New Jersey becomes the 48th state where cyclists have the opportunity to save up to 35% on their motorcycle insurance policies by taking advantage of the various discounts and program features Markel offers. A full list of insurance discounts and information on Markel's Accident Forgiveness and Diminishing Deductible programs can be viewed on Markel's website –

In addition to money saving discounts, riders will also have the ability to customize their insurance policy to fit their personal needs beyond the New Jersey state requirements. Riders will have the option to add medical payments, funeral expenses, comprehensive coverage, collision coverage, rental reimbursement, mechanical breakdown, and 24/7 roadside assistance to their policy. Explanations of these coverages and motorcycle valuation options (including Agreed Value and Replacement Cost) are available on the company website.

Hanken continues, "Motorcycles can be an expensive investment, which is why it's so important to make sure you have the right protection. By specializing in motorcycle insurance, we are able to help customers understand the coverages they need, take advantage of the discounts that are available, and build a policy that fits their needs in a way that makes sense to them. To us, that's just common sense."

Motorcyclists interested in learning how to save money on their motorcycle insurance while building a policy that fits their needs are encouraged to visit Markel's website to receive their free, no-obligation quote online or to call a motorcycle insurance specialist at 800-236-2453.

About Markel American Insurance Company

Markel American Insurance Company (part of Markel Corporation) is based in Waukesha, Wisconsin and specializes in powersports insurance, including: motorcycle insurance, boat insurance, ATV insurance, and UTV insurance. For more information, please visit

About Markel Corporation:

Markel Corporation markets and underwrites specialty insurance products and programs to a variety of niche markets. In each of these markets, the Company seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value. For more information on the Markel Group of companies, please visit

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