April 25th, 2017

Insurance Agent, Insurance Broker & Insurance Producer - Surplus Line Liability Programs

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William R. West & AMIS/Alliance Marketing & Insurance Services

Since 2003, AMIS/Alliance Marketing & Insurance Services has earned the trust of a large number of Retail Brokers, gaining their confidence with the help of a network of insurance companies. Agents and brokers can skillfully interpret a customer’s insurance needs and communicate the best way for AMIS to meet them. Our excellent agent and broker relationships drive our business. AMIS offers our agents and brokers a vast array of insurance programs and products. Please browse this and our other website pages to find out more about our diversified product offerings and how to contact our broker staff.

Today about 150 Independent Insurance Brokers represent AMIS/Alliance Marketing & Insurance Services, serving retail brokers in all 50 States (except RI & WY). AMIS/Alliance Marketing & Insurance Services is recognized for providing niche markets to retail brokers with affordably priced, high quality insurance products and fair, timely, and considerate claims service through our insurance companies. Our retail brokers, representing AMIS/Alliance Marketing & Insurance Services, can depend on a company that will help them attract and maintain quality business by providing retail brokers with excellent value for their insurance dollar as well as the quality service they expect.

We are a Nationwide Surplus/Excess Lines Broker (Wholesaler)

Commission levels are competitive. AMIS/Alliance Marketing & Insurance Services is currently seeking to appoint additional Independent Insurance Brokers that are interested in producing our niche markets.

The insurance industry increasingly regards specialized insurance program development as the wave of the future. The sheer number and variety of programs offered by wholesalers and surplus lines brokers today is overwhelming, and new niche markets are being discovered every day.

At AMIS, we supply retail brokers with cutting-edge niche insurance products that contain specially tailored coverage. We help retail brokers serve their clients and take advantage of new revenue streams and business opportunities. Our agency is committed to the highest standards and ethical business practices, and providing excellent service.

Below are some of our agency’s most competitive insurance programs and we write in all 50 states (although some of our insurance companies only write in 48 states). Our program includes General Liability and additional Errors & Omissions coverage. We issue most of our quotes within 2-3 days from when we receive a complete submitted application including current value loss runs or a no loss letter. Click on any item in the list below to view a program overview.

~    AMIS - Agent, Broker, and Producer Programs    ~

Please click on an item from the list below to see more information about any of the programs we offer to Agents and Brokers. For even more information, please go to web page for that program by using our navigation links.

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Accident Reconstructionists

Other professional categories of those needing this coverage are:

  • Accident Investigators
  • Accident Reconstruction Consultants
  • Accident Reconstruction Services
  • Forensic Investigators
  • Private Investigators

This program is written with a non-admitted carrier.

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Alarm Insurance Program − Burglar, Fire, & Safety

This coverage includes:

  • Alarm, Installation, Sales & Service and Monitoring
  • Burglary
  • Electronic Security
  • Fire Sprinklers − Residential and Commercial
  • Fire Suppression Contractors - Residential & Commercial
  • Safety Equipment, Sales & Service

This program is written with a non-admitted carrier.

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Armored Car Liability Insurance Programs

This coverage is designed for, but not limited to:

  • Armored Car Operations
  • Private Investigators
  • Private Patrols
  • Security Consultants
  • Security Guards

This program is written with a non-admitted carrier.

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Business Insurance

General liability coverage and much more, including:

  • Business Personal Property
  • Employment Practice Liability (EPLI) for Investigators
  • Inland Marine
  • Workers’ Compensation

This program is written with an admitted carrier
with an A.M. Best Rating of A+XV.

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Court Reporter / Stenographer Insurance Program

Our program for Court Reporters and Stenographers offers some of the broadest coverages available and is written nationwide on Occurrence Forms.

This program is written with an admitted carrier.

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Director & Officers Programs

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For companies of all sizes.

  • Customized Policies
  • Bundled Coverage
  • One Carrier
  • One Price
  • One Effective Date
  • Straightforward Contracts
  • Responsive Claims Handling
  • Duty to Defend Contracts
  • Out-of-the-Box Thinking
  • Outstanding Service
  • Financially Stable Carriers

This program is written with an admitted carrier.

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Employment Practices Liability Insurance Programs

For companies of all sizes.

  • Customized Policies
  • Bundled Coverage
  • One Carrier
  • One Price
  • One Effective Date
  • Straightforward Contracts
  • Responsive Claims Handling
  • Duty to Defend Contracts
  • Out-of-the-Box Thinking
  • Outstanding Service
  • Financially Stable Carriers

This program is written with admitted and non-admitted carriers.

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Fire Suppression Contractors Insurance Program

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This program is designed to cover:

  • Equipment
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire Sprinkler
  • Installation
  • Monitoring
  • Safety Equipment
  • Sales and Service
  • Testing

This program is written with a non-admitted carrier.

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Glaziers Program − Glass Install, Repair & Replace

General liability coverage and much more, including:

  • Auto Glass Installers
  • Building Glass Installers
  • Glass Manufacturers
  • Glaziers

This program is written with a non-admitted carrier.
Insurance Company rated "A-VIII" (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company.

Note: We do not offer coverage on new construction projects (residential or commercial) or for any structure higher than three stories.

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Insurance Adjusters and Investigators

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Included in this excellent insurance coverage are professionals performing these functions:

  • Claims Adjusters
  • Examiners
  • Cat Adjusters
  • Cad Adjusters
  • Flying Adjusters
  • Insurance Adjusters
  • Insurance Investigators
  • Public Adjusters
  • Third−Party Administrators

This program is written with a non-admitted carrier.

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Private Investigators, Detectives & Forensic Investigators

We are known throughout the insurance industry for our exceptional, affordable coverage in this program, and it is available to your clients. This information is described in more detail on the related web pages.

  • Accident Reconstructionists
  • Attorney Services
  • Background Checks
  • Forensic Investigators
  • Insurance Adjusters
  • Insurance Investigators
  • Private Investigators
  • Process Servers
  • Public Record Retrievers
  • Security Consultants

This program is written with a non-admitted carrier.

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Process Servers, Attorney Services and Court Services

This exceptional insurance coverage includes professionals performing these functions:

  • Attorney Services
  • Background Searches
  • Court Searchers
  • Employment Screening
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Process Servers
  • Public Record Retrievers
  • Skip-Tracers

This program is written with a non-admitted carrier.

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Process Servers, Attorney Services and Court Services

This exceptional insurance coverage includes professionals performing these functions:

  • Attorney Services
  • Background Searches
  • Court Searchers
  • Employment Screening
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Process Servers
  • Public Record Retrievers
  • Skip-Tracers

This program is written with a non-admitted carrier.

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Religious Organization Insurance Program

At AMIS we have a heart-felt desire to partner with religious non-profit organizations, and to see that these groups get the insurance protection they need at a price they can afford. It is called our "Heart of Partnership" Program, and itIincludes:

  • Bible Schools
  • Clergy
  • Church Organizations
  • Churches
  • Convents
  • Monasteries
  • Religious Schools
  • Retreat Houses
  • Seminaries
  • Shrines
  • Synagogues & Temples
  • and more...

Very few insurance companies or agencies actually specialize in providing insurance for these non-profit groups. Our agency founder, Bill West, has worked with non-profit organizations since 1978. The insurance company we work with has been providing insurance for non-profit groups since 1980, and their underwriters are specialists who only work on social service and non-profit accounts. Over 5,000 non-profit insured entities from coast to coast have come to rely on them for broad, comprehensive insurance coverage, fast service, and answers to their questions... all at competitive prices.

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Schools - Charter, Private School, & College Insurance

The AMIS staff at can handle your insurance needs for General Liability, Professional, Directors & Officers Liability, Bonds, Property Insurance, Commercial Auto and CA Workers’ Compensation at many types of educational institutions, including:

  • Charter Schools
  • Private Colleges
  • Private Schools
  • Religious Schools

This program is written with an admitted carrier.

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Schools - Charter, Private School, & College Insurance

The AMIS staff at can handle your insurance needs for General Liability, Professional, Directors & Officers Liability, Bonds, Property Insurance, Commercial Auto and CA Workers’ Compensation at many types of educational institutions, including:

  • Charter Schools
  • Private Colleges
  • Private Schools
  • Religious Schools

This program is written with an admitted carrier.

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Security Consultant Insurance Programs

General Liability and E&O Coverage for:

  • Armored Cars
  • Doormen
  • Executive Protection
  • Personal Protection
  • Private Patrols
  • Security Consultants
  • Security Guards
  • Undercover Guards

This program is written with an admitted carrier.

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Security Guard and Private Patrol Insurance Programs

General Liability and E&O Coverage for:

  • Armored Cars
  • Doormen
  • Executive Protection
  • Personal Protection
  • Private Patrols
  • Security Consultants
  • Security Guards
  • Undercover Guards

This program is written with an admitted carrier.

To Our Agents and Brokers

AMIS is ready to help you!

You must have a valid broker’s license and maintain Errors & Omissions Insurance in each state you are selling insurance.

Applications: Use AMIS applications on our programs or Acord applications including five years, current valued, and hard copy loss runs.

Quotation: When you provide us with a properly executed AMIS application or an Acord application we will send you a written quotation, usually good for 30 days. Premium indications provided over the phone are just that - indications - and are subject to receipt of a completed application.

Binding: You have no authority to bind coverage on our behalf. We reserve all binding authority. We can almost always affect coverage immediately for risks we have quoted. You may order coverage by fax or e-mail. Phone/Voice Mail orders are not acceptable.

Money: In most cases 25% of the premiums plus fees is required to bind coverage. The balance, less your commission, is due in our office within 20 days of binding. An invoice will accompany all premium transactions.

Certificate & Binders: Certificate of Insurance: Your agency may prepare certificates of insurance provided they are issued with the same verbiage as the policy regarding limits, etc.. If you prepare a certificate of insurance and make any changes on the certificate without an endorsement from the insurance company, your agency assumes all liability should a claim arise and the insurance company will not pay the claim.

  • Additional Insureds: must have prior approval by AMIS and there is a charge in on most programs. All endorsements must be issued and approved by AMIS.

  • Binders: A binder can be issued by your agency once you have received the Certificate Evidencing Placement of Insurance with the policy number from AMIS. Our agency must advise you that the policy is bound prior to you issuing a binder.

Cancellations: No flat cancellations are allowed after the inception date. Policies are subject to minimum earned premiums. Short-term policies are usually fully earned. Policy fees and inspection fees are fully earned. Return premium is subject to final audit where applicable.

Claims: Report claims to us immediately via Acord form. We take action the same day received. You do not have authority to assign adjusters. Provide names and phone numbers of claimants and contact persons. Forward summons, etc., to us immediately, telling us the date served. Please do not report claims to us by telephone.

AMIS Agency Disclaimer: The information complied in your application, endorsement or forms are information provided by you or your representative to AMIS/Alliance Marketing & Insurance Services for the purpose of obtaining insurance. While AMIS/Alliance Marketing & Insurance Services and the contributors and reviewers of this material have confidence every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of this information, we cannot be responsible for any Errors or Omissions, nor any agency’s interpretations, application and changes of regulation described therein. Your acceptance of our quotation on behalf of the insured confirms that you have fully explained the terms, conditions, and forms to the insured and that said terms, conditions, and forms are fully understood by both you and the insured.

More Information - Brochures

AMIS Brochures

The following brochures are available in Acrobat Reader (PDF) format.
Click on the name of the brochure to retrieve it.

How to apply for a Broker / Producer Appointment

How to apply for a Broker / Producer Appointment - PDF Forms


To apply for a Producer/Broker appointment, all licensed insurance producers and agents/brokers must:

  • Sign a Producer/Broker Agreement and complete an Agency Profile.
  • Provide a copy of insurance license.
  • Provide a copy of Declaration page of current Errors & Omission insurance with an "A" rated or better insurance carrier.
  • Provide a copy of their bond prior to receiving a quotation.

Additional Information:

Download the General Underwriting Procedures - PDF File

Download the Accounting Procedures - PDF File

Instructions: PDF Application Forms
To protect your privacy, please DO NOT EMAIL PDF application forms to us.
  • Complete the PDF application forms on your computer.
  • Print the applications
  • Sign the applications
  • Fax the completed form and any other materials to: (760) 471-9378 or (800) 573-8550.

Contact Us

Your AMIS team is Bill West and Michelle Nowell. Please call us at
(800) 843-8550 or (760) 471-7116, or email us using the link below.

For all applications:

Contact: Michelle Nowell

Our Experience Benefits You

AMIS President and Founder Bill West began his career in the insurance industry in 1965, and shortly thereafter he started a Private Investigation, Insurance Adjusting, and Third Party Administration business. In 1990 he assembled a professional liability package for specifically for Private Investigation companies. Since that time AMIS has formed and developed excellent working relationships with our insurance providers, and that allows us to provide stable, quality, and affordable insurance coverage to meet your specific need.

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