Wheels Insurance, Ltd. (Wheels) was formed in 2005 to provide a more customized, affordable and stable insurance alternative for its diverse transportation member-owners. Its mission is to provide the highest quality insurance protection for its non-related shareholders.
The Company is licensed in the Cayman Islands to reinsure risks from the policy issuing company, National Interstate Insurance Company (rated A by A.M. Best). National Interstate Insurance Company is licensed and admitted providing coverage to the membership in the United States. The types of coverage reinsured by Wheels are Workers' Compensation, General Liability, Automobile Liability and Physical Damage.
Wheels is a homogeneous member-owned, group captive whose target risk is a best-in-class, safety-focused, long haul trucking company. It offers loss control and claims management programs tailored specifically for this industry segment.
Wheels Facts & Figures
Number of Members: 81 members from across the U.S.
Annual Premiums: $73,000,000
Captive Retention: $300,000
Underlying Deductibles: up to $25,000 for AL & APD allowed
Invested Assets: $75+ million
Because each member of Wheels is an owner, the following criteria has been established to ensure the quality of membership and long-term strength of the Company:
- Management Commitment to Safety and Claims Management
- Financially Strong Company
- Loss Experience Better Than Average for Industry Group
- Business Philosophy Compatible with Wheels Insurance, Ltd.
- 50 power units or $350,000 in premium