Max Specialty Insurance Company has announced that, with the addition of California, it is now an eligible surplus lines insurer in a total of 47 states.

Max Specialty is licensed as an admitted insurer in Delaware and is a subsidiary of Max Capital Group.

Stephen Vaccaro, Jr, president and CEO of Max Specialty Insurance Company, said: The addition of California as a state in which Max Specialty may now write surplus lines business is a further step toward our goal of establishing Max Specialty as a leading US-based excess and surplus lines company.