About Us

About Us

Established in 2014, UFG Specialty is the E&S division of UFG Insurance. We specialize in a broad range of classes written exclusively through wholesale brokers on a monoline property, primary quota share property, excess property, inland marine, casualty and excess casualty basis, including excess auto. We are committed to our wholesale partners providing coverage solutions for those specialty, declined, non-renewed, difficult-to-place or high capacity accounts.

We offer insurance coverage using either our exclusive admitted carrier company, UFG Specialty Insurance Company, or our non-admitted insurance companies, Mercer Insurance Company and Lafayette Insurance Company. Each company carries an A.M. Best rating of A (Excellent) and a financial size category of XI ($500 million to $750 million).

The UFG Specialty Team

UFG Specialty's corporate office is in Phoenix, Arizona, with a second branch in Los Angeles, California. The team is made up of experienced individuals who are dedicated to first-class service.

The UFG Specialty team is led by Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager Joshua Baron. He leads a cohesive and enthusiastic team of insurance professionals dedicated to serving their customers. Our seasoned underwriters have the knowledge and flexibility to provide creative solutions for difficult, larger and more complex risks. At UFG Specialty, we seek to provide solutions where other markets have taken a pass.

About UFG Insurance

UFG is a successful and growing multibillion-dollar-asset insurance company dedicated to the promise of protection. Founded in 1946, UFG offers insurance protection for people's businesses, homes and vehicles.


For 26 consecutive years, UFG Insurance has earned an AM Best Financial Strength Rating of A (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of "A" for the property and casualty subsidiaries of United Fire Group,  Inc. UFG has been named a Super Regional Property/Casualty Insurer™ by Insurance Journal every year since 2007, and also earned the prestigious "Five-Star Carrier" rating from Insurance Business America in 2019 for our excellence in underwritings expertise, product training, marketing support and broker commitment.

History of UFG

Founded in 1946 as United Fire & Casualty Company, United Fire Group, Inc. (UFG, Nasdaq: UFCS), through its insurance company subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of writing property and casualty insurance.

Through our subsidiaries, we are licensed as a property and casualty insurer in 46 states, plus the District of Columbia, and we are represented by approximately 1,100 independent agencies. The A.M. Best Company assigns a rating of "A" (Excellent) for members of the United Fire & Casualty Group.

For more information about UFG, visit www.ufginsurance.com.