Company profile

Höher Insurance Services GmbH has been dealing with loss liability insurance (D&O insurance) since 1995 and is provided with corresponding powers by various insurers and acts as its coverholder (agent). As a result, Höher Insurance Services GmbH may conclude insurance contracts on behalf of the insurer.
A special advantage of Höher Insurance Services GmbH is that product and tariff development is carried out and evaluated on an ongoing basis together with the insurer. As a result, new wishes and needs of Insured and those of the market can be addressed very quickly.
In the daily work a highly qualified team of specialists, consisting of attorneys, experts, insurance lawyers, and economic trustees is at the disposal.

Products and services

– professional liability insurance for financial services providers
– professional liability insurance for court-appointed experts
– professional liability insurance for real estate trustees
– professional liability insurance for insurance intermediaries (agents/brokers)
– Cyber Crime insurance
– D&O insurance
– pecuniary damage liability insurance
– fidelity insurance

Chronicle

1995 – How it all started! Since 1995, Peter Höher has been dealing with loss liability insurance for financial service providers. He was the first insurance broker to combine all business licenses and concessions in this professional liability insurance and to find insurers for this difficult sector.

New product partner of Lloyd´s London – since 2001, the renowned London insurance market Lloyd’s of London is one of our product partners in the field of loss liability insurance. Lloyd’s has been offering its services in Austria since 1994. Lloyd’s received the license for the branch office business in Austria in 2008.

Höher Insurance Services KG – since October 2003 Höher Insurance Services KG and since March 2012 Höher Insurance Services GmbH has been operating as an independent company exclusively with insurance solutions in the field of loss liability insurance.

Höher Insurance Services GmbH – since July 2012, René Hompasz is responsible for the management of Höher Insurance Services GmbH and Councilor of commerce Peter Höher for Controlling and Consulting. René Hompasz has been in the finance and insurance industry since 1994, successfully completed the apprenticeship as an insurance specialist, worked in the back office of an Austrian insurance company, then moved to sales after a few years, and subsequently started his self-employment as an insurance broker, whereas services offered were gradually extended to commercial asset consulting, securities consulting as a securities services provider as well as management consulting. He is also a registered and legally certified insurance expert.

New product partner of Allianz Global Corporate Specialty SE  – since 2013, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE, London (AGCS for short) has been also one of our risk takers in the area of loss-liability insurance. AGCS is a high-risk insurer and one of the world’s largest insurance companies of the Allianz Group (see also www.agcs.allianz.com) and has the necessary know-how and capacities for this special segment.

Distinguished with Coat of Arms – Companies that have rendered outstanding services to the Austrian economy and hold a leading and generally respected position in their industry can be awarded the National Coat of Arms by the Minister of Economy – currently these are nearly 1,400 companies across Austria! The Minister of Economy Dr. Reinhold Mitterlehner distinguished in March 2014 Höher Insurance Services GmbH for its special merits in Austrian economy with the National Coat of Arms, the highest possible award for Austrian companies.

20 years of Höher Insurance Services – Höher Insurance Services GmbH has been working intensively since 1995 on insurance solutions for loss liability insurance (E & O), directors &officers liability insurance (D&O – also known as manager liability) as well as special insurance solutions in the field of loss liability insurance, and has the to the international insurance market, access important for this segment, and can thus provide insurance solutions that have not existed in Austria so far!

New product partner of W.R. Berkley – since 2015, W. R. Berkley Insurance (Europe), Limited has also been one of our partners in the field of loss liability insurance. In 1967, Berkley Dean & Company was founded at Harvard Business School by William Robert Berkley and Robert Dean with $ 2,500 seed capital. The group continued to grow and founded over 30 offices worldwide over the next 20 years. The company went public in 1973, since 2001 the shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. The first European branch was founded in 2003 in London.

New product partner of StarStone Insurance Europe AG  – since 2017, StarStone Insurance Europe AG has been one of our partners in the field of loss liability insurance. With branches in Europe, the US and Australia, StarStone offers its customers worldwide a steadily growing product portfolio. The offer is not limited to the traditional industrial insurance lines, but also includes reinsurance solutions. Since 2008, the branch office in Cologne has offered its clients coverage concepts in almost all industrial and commercial sectors, not only through StarStone Insurance Europe AG, headquartered in Liechtenstein, but also as coverholder of our own Lloyd’s syndicate (StarStone Syndicate 1301).

Information obligation acc. to § 137f of Industrial code

Höher Insurance Services GmbH, in Doktor Kraitschek Gasse 4, A-2486 Pottendorf, is registered in the companies register of the Regional court Wiener Neustadt under company number 375694t and in the register of insurance intermediaries (https://www.gisa.gv.at/versicherungsvermittlerregister) under the GISA (Trade Information System Austria) number 12391967 (regional authority Baden) with business license for insurance intermediation and receipt of clients‘ funds, and is supervised by the regulatory authority, responsible for the insurance intermediation, the Ministry of Economics, Stubenring 4, 1010 Vienna – which is also the Complaints Office for insurance (§ 365z1 of Trade Regulations, Directive 2002/92/EG).

There are no direct participations of Höher Insurance Services GmbH in a certain insurance company or any participations of a certain insurance company in Höher Insurance Services GmbH.

Consulting is not based, unless otherwise provided in writing, on a balanced market research. Unless otherwise stated in writing, the insurance brokerage is carried out under the existing agency agreements with the respective insurance companies according to the Austrian insurance intermediary register.

Höher Insurance Services GmbH
Address
Doktor Kraitschek Gasse 4
2486 Pottendorf
Phone
+43 2623 740 04
Fax
+43 2623 740 04 – 40
Established
1995
Employees
3
Line of business
insurance mediation; business consulting
Award
Bearing the Austrian National Coat of Arms as a business enterprise in accordance with section §68 of the Austrian Trade Regulation Act.
Since
March 2014
Terms and conditions
Contact person
René Hompasz
Managing director

“This high distinction is a special honor for our company, which we appreciate accordingly. A big thank you to our customers, without whom this would not have been possible! ” the company owner René Hompasz said, and further “We will continue to be active in the interest of our customers in the future to ensure proactive development of our insurance solutions. “