Petersen International Underwriters Data Breach Investigation

Turke & Strauss LLP, a leading data breach law firm, is investigating Petersen International Underwriters regarding its recent data breach. The Petersen International Underwriters data breach involved sensitive personal identifiable information belonging to over 4,600 individuals.


Petersen International Underwriters is a specialty insurance company headquartered in Valencia, California. Founded in 1979, Petersen International Underwriters quotes, underwrites, and issues specialty insurance plans including high-limit disability, key person disability, athlete coverage, high-limit accident insurance, failure to survive insurance, travel medical insurance, kidnap and ransom insurance, and contingency insurance. In 1983, Petersen International Underwriters partnered with Lloyd’s of London and became a coverholder to offer insurance products boasting the financial backing of Lloyd’s of London. Licensed in all 50 states and Washington D.C., Petersen International Underwriters markets its products to consumers through licensed insurance professionals.


On December 20, 2021, Petersen International Underwriters discovered that it experienced a data breach in which the sensitive personal identifiable information in its system may have been accessed. On July 6, 2022, Petersen International Underwriters began notifying individuals whose information may have been impacted. The type of information exposed includes:

  • Name
  • Social Security number
  • Financial account information

If you are a current or former producer for Petersen International Underwriters:

We would like to speak with you about your rights and potential legal remedies in response to this data breach. Please fill out the form, below, or contact us at (608) 237-1775 or

If you were impacted by the Petersen International Underwriters data breach, you may consider taking the following steps to protect your personal information.

  1. Carefully review the breach notice and retain a copy;
  2. Enroll in the free credit monitoring service provided by Peterson International Underwriters;
  3. Change passwords and security questions for online accounts;
  4. Regularly review account statements for signs of fraud or unauthorized activity;
  5. Monitor credit reports for signs of identity theft; and
  6. Contact a credit bureau(s) to request a temporary fraud alert.

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