HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. is a specialty insurer with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland. The Company underwrites over 100 classes of specialty insurance products in approximately 180 countries through five insurance underwriting segments. The Company’s segments are U.S. Property & Casualty, Professional Liability, Accident & Health, U.S. Surety & Credit and International. The U.S. Property & Casualty Segment offers specialty lines of insurance. The Professional Liability Segment consists of the Company’s directors’ and officers’ (D&O) liability business. The Accident & Health Segment includes medical stop-loss and short-term medical products. The U.S. Surety & Credit Segment conducts business through separate specialty surety underwriting operations and credit underwriting operations. The International Segment includes insurance products written from operations in the United Kingdom, Spain and Ireland.