The Rockhill Insurance Group, a member of the State Auto Insurance Group, today announced the official launch of its Excess and Surplus (E&S) Property Unit. The unit, led by industry veteran Tracy Upton, is a Catastrophe Wind and All Other Peril (AOP) facility focused primarily on coastal risks. "One of the hallmarks of our unit is our limited wholesale distribution platform," said Upton. "We're committed to being a disciplined, yet formidable competitor, working through a select group of dedicated, mutually aligned wholesale partners." Rockhill is already receiving a large number of submissions from its wholesale brokers and is open for business, without restriction, in all states. Targeted classes are those associated with hospitality, institutional and commercial residential business segments with values over $10 million. "Tracy's expertise in the commercial property E&S market, combined with his own relationships with Rockhill's existing wholesale partners, has already proven to be a major advantage," said State Auto Senior Vice President/Director of Commercial and Specialty Lines Jessica Clark. "We're excited that Tracy and the team are already quoting and writing business, and look forward to continued growth." State Automobile Mutual Insurance Company, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a super regional property and casualty insurance holding company. The company is primarily engaged in writing personal and business insurance products exclusively through independent insurance agencies in 33 states and is proud to be a Trusted Choice® company partner. State Auto Mutual is part of the State Auto Group. The State Auto Group markets its insurance products throughout the United States, through independent insurance agencies, which include retail agencies and wholesale brokers. The State Auto Group is rated A- (Excellent) by the A.M. Best Company and includes State Automobile Mutual, State Auto Financial Corporation, State Auto Property & Casualty, State Auto Ohio, State Auto Wisconsin, Milbank, Meridian Security, Patrons Mutual, Rockhill Insurance, Plaza Insurance, American Compensation and Bloomington Compensation. Additional information can be found online at http://www.StateAuto.com.