Over 85 Years of Excellence
The Fire, Casualty, & Surety Bulletins (FC&S) service was started in 1929 by Edward J. Wolgemuth, founder of The National Underwriter Company. FC&S exists to this day as the premier property and casualty information service.
For more than 85 years, FC&S has provided objective information—particularly in the area of insurance policy interpretation—to all types of insurance professionals.
The complete print service is comprised of eight volumes: Fire & Marine, Personal Lines, Casualty & Surety, Umbrella, Directors & Officers Liability, Guide to Policies I and II, and Companies & Coverages.
In keeping with its goal of providing quality information that is easy to use, FC&S was one of the first to offer information in a computer-based format. The first electronic version was developed in 1989, followed by various electronic iterations throughout the 1990s.
The current FC&S Online permits subscribers to retrieve over 5,000 documents through a state-of-the-art content management system and graphical user interface. Today's FC&S Online brings information and analysis to the desktops of thousands of insurance professionals throughout the world.
Christine G. Barlow, CPCU: 22YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
Managing Editor, FC&S Administration. Christine specializes in Homeowners and Personal Lines. Christine has experience in claims, underwriting, and training. Before joining FC&S, Christine worked as an Underwriting Supervisor for Maryland Auto Insurance Fund and as Senior Underwriter/Underwriter for companies Montgomery Mutual, Old American, Charter Group, and Nationwide.
Hannah E. Smith, JD: 3 YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: FC&S Staff Writer. Hannah specializes in Commercial General Liability, Business Auto, and Personal Auto.
Karen L. Sorrell, CPCU: 20+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: FC&S Editor. Karen specializes in Commercial Property and Business Income.
Emily Brunner: Editorial Assistant, FC&S. Emily assists the editors with production of FC&S and helps subscribers with general questions.