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Richfield, Ohio, September 21, 2012 – National Interstate Insurance Company, a leading provider of transportation insurance, announced that effective October 1, 2012 it will add workers’ compensation to its traditional insurance program for best-in-class passenger transportation operations.  Previously, this coverage option was only widely available to customers selecting an alternative risk transfer program.

Since 1989, National Interstate has been insuring passenger transportation companies, including charter and tour, transit, student transportation and limousine, and has over 16 years experience in providing workers’ compensation coverage through its alternative risk transfer products.  The company’s coverage offerings include automobile and general liability, physical damage, and garage liability.  Effective October 1st, National Interstate will be able to provide one-stop-shopping for automobile and workers’ compensation coverages for select passenger transportation accounts.

“It is often challenging for companies to find automobile and workers’ compensation coverages from the same carrier,” said Jim Parks, Vice President of National Interstate.  “We are very pleased to now offer this major lines coverage combination, making it easier and more convenient for companies to do business with us.  The addition of workers’ compensation coverage for traditional insureds allows us to better serve and retain our existing customers, as well as attract new, quality prospective customers.  It also provides an excellent opportunity for our brokers to grow their book of business with National Interstate.”

For more information on National Interstate’s passenger transportation insurance programs, contact Mike Bissler, at, or 800-929-1500 x1349.


About National Interstate

National Interstate Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Interstate Corporation, is a specialty property and casualty insurance company with a niche orientation and focus on the transportation industry.  We differentiate ourselves by offering insurance products and services designed to meet the unique needs of targeted insurance buyers.  Products include insurance for passenger, moving and storage, and truck transportation companies, alternative risk transfer, or captive insurance programs for commercial risks, specialty personal lines consisting of insurance products focused primarily on recreational vehicle owners and small commercial vehicle accounts, and transportation and general commercial insurance in Hawaii and Alaska.  National Interstate and its insurance subsidiaries, which include Vanliner Insurance Company and Triumphe Casualty Company, are rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Founded in 1989, we are headquartered in Richfield, Ohio with operations in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and Fenton, Missouri