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March 06
​SIU Managers Rebrands as EQ One

Earthquake insurance underwriter ushers in new era of streamlined service and ongoing growth with new name

NEWPORT BEACH, CA — Longtime earthquake insurance underwriter SIU Managers is now EQ One. The new name and brand was announced on the Los Angeles firm’s 20-year anniversary, ushering in a new era of streamlined service and ongoing growth and expansion.

“Since 1999, SIU has stood for excellence, integrity, and underwriting strength,” said Sean McConlogue, President of Alliant Underwriting Solutions. “The emergence of EQ One builds on this legacy and will carry this high-impact team forward as we continue to grow the company’s reach and capabilities under the Alliant Underwriting Solutions banner.”

EQ One is one of the West Coast’s most established difference in conditions (DIC) underwriters, providing earthquake and flood insurance combined with a broad range of commercial habitational solutions. The firm services a national base of wholesale insurance brokers and has longstanding relationships with top carriers in the market.

Under the new EQ One brand, the firm will maintain its 20-year commitment to forging deep relationships with the wholesale brokerage community, while leveraging innovation to provide faster, more efficient service.

“EQ One will be at the intersection of traditional, one-on-one service and modern innovation,” says Kelley Bernal, Senior Vice President and Director of EQ One. “We realize that earning our position as a trusted partner in earthquake insurance was hard-won, and we look forward to further solidifying this foundation by pursuing systems, concepts, and ideas that will propel us forward as our industry continues to evolve.”

According to Bernal, the EQ One name is a reaffirmation of the firm’s legacy as a premier earthquake underwriter. “Earthquake is our foundation and we will remain focused on ensuring we are the leading underwriter for risks across a broad range of asset classes.”

EQ One is part of Alliant Underwriting Solutions, a program administrator with a growing portfolio of underwriting platforms generating more than $1 billion in annual gross written premium. The Glendale, CA-based team joined Alliant in 2015 and has since been the organization’s flagship earthquake insurance platform.