Underwriters Inc. has been in the equine insurance business
since 1955, covering horsemen and women throughout the country.
The company was started by my grandfather Harry Cohen in an
effort to spend more time at Pimlico Race Track, which was owned
at that time by his brothers Ben and Herman.
first, Association Underwriters developed an insurance coverage
for jockeys in the event that they were injured during a race.
Later, he sold workers compensation and liability
coverage for owners and trainers of racehorses.
From there, he started offering mortality coverage for
racing and breeding thoroughbreds. His business continued to
grow until he passed away in 1968, at which time his two sons
took over the business. In 1985, I was presented with the
opportunity to take over the business operations, and in 2004 I
purchased the business. At
this time, I moved the business out of Baltimore City and
relocated it to my home in Carroll County, Maryland.
The business continues to grow and successfully operate
through many changes in the industry.