Pacific Gateway Insurance Agency
License #0C04869
August 2009
In This Issue
Healthcare Related Autos
Miscellaneous Healthcare
Meet our Team
Upcoming Events
Quick Links
Welcome to Pacific Gateway's monthly newsletter.  Our markets have recently expanded the classes of business we can write to include property and package (many of which have online pricing available). Our newsletters will introduce these new opportunities and highlight our carrier's proven auto and garage products.
To get more information on how we can work together to meet your insurance needs, please join our mailing list or contact one of our friendly staff by following our "Quick Links" section.

We may be in your area in the near future! Find out more in our "Upcoming Events" section. If there is anything else that I can help you with, please don't hesitate to contact me.  
Amanda Johnson
Office: 661-257-5977  
Cell: 661-505-5140 
Healthcare Related Autos
Just as the hip bone is connected to the thigh bone, there are classes of auto that are connected to the healthcare profession. We are able to write several of these classes on admitted and non-admitted paper. With our wide range of limits and coverage, we are just what the doctor ordered.
  • Group Home Residential Facilities
  • Medical Care provider Courtesy Auto
  • Bloodmobiles
  • Emergency Ambulance
  • Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
Product Features
  • Auto Liability, physical damage, medical payments and UM/UIM
  • Hired auto liability and physical damage
  • Non-owned auto liability
  • DMV filing included
  • New Ventures
  • Poor Driving Records

Limits Available

  • Up to $1M CSL Liability
  • Up to $1M CSL UM/UIM
  • Up to $1M Hired and Non-Owned Liability
  • Up to $5K Medical Payments
  • Physical Damage, with up to $1M TIV

Looking for General and Professional Liability as well as Auto liability? See below.


Miscellaneous Healthcare Facilities
You now know that we can provide auto coverage for Healthcare facilities but we can also cover the professional liability as well. This product is used to provide coverage for non-physician employees. Using us for your auto and professional liability needs is the prescription for great coverage.
  • Surgery Centers
  • Sleep Centers
  • Medical Spas
  • Walk-in Clinics
  • Urgent care centers
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Ambulance services (ground or air)
  • Home Healthcare Operations
  • Blood, Organ and tissue bank
  • Outpatient Facilities
  • MRI/Xray/Imaging facilities
  • Physical Rehab Centers
  • College Health Centers
  • Plus many more
Product Features
  • Professional liability on a claims-made basis
    • General Liability may be included on a claims-made or occurrence basis
  • Claim "incident trigger" or "written demand" options are available
  • Options available for defense costs within or outside of policy limits
  • Extended reporting coverage options available
  • Prior acts coverage available
  • Physician coverage may be included on a shared limit basis with entity

Limits of Insurance

  • $1,000,000/$3,000,000 primary and
  • $5,000,000/$5,000,000 follow from excess
  • First dollar (zero deductibles) available

For more information about this product contact our GL underwriter Mark Thorne. To learn more about Mark, see below.



Mark Thorne - Underwriter
Mark was born in Bristol, England and moved to Los Angles with his family as a toddler. As a child he enjoyed family trips back to England as well as art and music. Mark's twin brother Paul and his father David work together developing and manufacturing plastic products. His younger brother, also named David, is a film producer. His mother Tina is retired.
Mark started his insurance career at Commercial Union in 1994 working his way up the ranks to a senior underwriter position and team leader. He was responsible for middle-market package accounts. Due to mergers and acquisitions, Commercial Union became CGU, then OneBeacon and finally Golden Eagle (Liberty Mutual). During this time Mark received his AMIM designation as well as his Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. He was conferred in 2001 in Seattle, WA. Mark started at Pacific Gateway Insurance Agency in February of 2003.
Mark plays bass in his rock band called Yesterday's Child. He enjoys playing live shows as well as working on other music projects in his home studio. He still has his childhood loves - traveling and graphic arts. He is also a fan of trivia and keeping up with current events which is a big help when he is playing on a trivia team at his local pub. Mark lives in North Hollywood with his wife Cheryl who is a middle school teacher in South LA.
Mark says, "I underwrite GL, Property and Package coverage as well as Auto and Garage for our office. I feel fortunate to work for such a good company and with a really nice group of people. Although I am known for sticking to old fashion insurance fundamentals in my approach, I also have a keen interest in technology and how we can utilize the latest advances to streamline functions to benefit our business."
Rock on, Mark!
UPCOMING EVENTS                   

Orange County August 12 - 14

Agency Visits

Las Vegas

August 18 - 21

Agency Visits

AZ I - Day

August 26 - 28

Trade Show

San Luis Obispo

September 2 - 4

Agency Visits


September 8 - 11

Agency Visits

Santa Rosa

September 22 - 25

Agency Visits




We are always happy to meet new people when we are at conventions, so please stop by our booth to say hi, or to drop off a submission. And if you see that I will be in your area for a marketing visit and would like me to stop by your office, just e-mail me or give me a call so that we can set up an appointment.