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Export Insurance & Trade Services

Since 1932 J. Maxime Roy, Inc. has helped clients manage commercial risk in order to grow their business. Our goal is to help our clients reduce risks associated with exporting and operating internationally by providing specialized insurance policies, including export credit and political risk insurance, global property and casualty insurance, as well as international bonding. We know and understand the international insurance market, guiding our clients to choose coverage with the insurer that best fits their needs.

J. Maxime Roy, Inc. is one of the leading trade credit and political risk insurance brokers in the U.S. Our reputation of working to help exporters was highlighted in 2004 and again in 2018 when we were selected as Ex-Im Bank's Broker of the Year. We look forward to continuing to help our clients take advantage of growth opportunities through exports.

Our home office is located in Lafayette, Louisiana with branch offices in Houston, Texas and New York, New York. Our team is experienced not only in the global insurance market, but offers professional hands-on experience structuring cross-border transactions in emerging markets.​

Why Use an Independent Broker? Role of the Broker

As an independent insurance broker, J. Maxime Roy, Inc. represents the client rather than the insurance company. We have brokerage relationships with Ex-Im Bank and all of the leading global insurers offering trade credit, political risk, international insurance and bonding. As a specialty broker our responsibility is to find the best coverage at the best price to meet our clients' needs. We guide our clients through the process to make the right decision that reduces risk and enhances sales. We listen to our clients, we get to know their business to recommend the right policy that mitigates the risks of cross-border transactions. We utilize our global insurance network of underwriters to design a "best-fit" coverage that balances the primary factors of cost and coverage. We shop the market on behalf of our clients. As an independent specialty broker our allegiance is to the customer advocating their best interests to the insurance companies. Independent brokers (as compared to captive insurance agents) are not obligated to place insurance with any one company.

As a specialist in trade credit and political risk insurance, we know the market. We are able to help our clients make the best selection based on the variables of price, coverage, financial stability of the insurer, claims-paying reputation of the insurer, and general level of service of the insurer.

Regarding compensation, insurance companies pay the broker a commission for arranging and servicing the policy. Insurance companies that offer trade credit and political risk insurance do not offer lower rates to customers who buy directly without the assistance of a broker.

We provide ongoing service and consultation to customers after the policy has been issued. Some of these services include:

  • Working with clients and the insurers to ensure the policies continue to provide adequate coverage.
  • Assisting clients with policy reporting requirements
  • Assisting clients with claims filing and follow-up
  • Working with clients and their bankers to facilitate financing of domestic and foreign accounts receivable