Great American Insurance Group’s Professional Liability Division Announces Expansion Into Canada

Acquisition expands Westland’s presence in Ontario

Cincinnati, OH (Feb. 2, 2022) – Great American Insurance Group’s Professional Liability Division is pleased to announce it has expanded its Primary and Excess Errors and Omissions (E&O) coverage offerings into the Canadian market.

Launched in the fourth quarter of 2021, the expansion of underwriting services into Canada follows the strategic decision by the Company to take advantage of an improving market landscape. Both the Primary and Excess Professional Liability products offer protection for a wide variety of business professionals including but not limited to design professionals, lawyers, technology firms, accountants and many other non-medical professional service firms. Maia Espejo, Divisional Assistant Vice President, Great American Professional Liability Division, has joined Great American to lead the newly established Canadian office.

“Maia has 19 years of experience in the Professional Liability insurance market in Canada with extensive knowledge in the professional, financial and executive risk sectors,” said Reina Gregorio, Divisional President, Great American Professional Liability. “Prior to joining Great American, Maia was the National Practice Leader for a leading Canadian Insurer where she successfully managed and grew their Professional Liability portfolio. We are thrilled to have Maia on our team and leading this important initiative in Canada for Great American’s Professional Liability Division.”

“As we continue to grow our market share, we are pleased to be able to offer Canadian professionals solutions to help safeguard their businesses,” Espejo added.

About Great American Insurance Group

Great American Insurance Group’s roots go back to 1872 with the founding of its flagship company, Great American Insurance Company. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, the operations of Great American Insurance Group are engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance, focusing on specialty commercial products for businesses. In Canada, policies are underwritten by Great American Insurance Company, a foreign insurer authorized to insure risks in all Canadian Provinces and Territories. The Chief Agency of the Canadian Branch of Great American Insurance Company is located at Scotia Plaza, Suite 2100, 40 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5H 3C2. All insurance products are subject to the limitations and conditions in the applicable policy or certificate of insurance in force at the time of purchase or enrolment and applicable legislation. Great American Insurance Company has received an “A” (Excellent) or higher rating from the A.M. Best Company for more than 110 years (most recent rating evaluation of “A+” (Superior) affirmed December 3, 2021). The members of Great American Insurance Group are subsidiaries of American Financial Group, Inc. (AFG), also based in Cincinnati, Ohio. AFG’s common stock is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AFG. For more information, visit

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