TAPCO Underwriters Inc. (TAPCO), a Burlington, N.C.-based MGA specializing in high-volume, transaction-based excess and surplus insurance lines, approved the addition of an underwriting service center in Dallas, Texas.

TAPCO veteran Ellen McBride will manage the Dallas office. She has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and has been with TAPCO as a senior commercial underwriter since 1996.

Underwriters in the new Dallas service center will have the same ability as all TAPCO offices to electronically generate, deliver and archive quotes, binders, policies and endorsements, as well as bind coverage in a simple five-minute phone call. Through the use of TAPCO’s revolutionary service model, an actual quote with the entire E&S binding authority market, application(s), finance agreement(s) and terrorism form are generated as PDF documents and e-mailed to the agents before they hang up their phones, allowing the agent to review the quote and application with the insured while they talk. Changes can be made in a matter of minutes, and a revised quote can again be sent electronically to the agents.