Who We Are

CertEssentials, LLC was formed in May of 2005 as a certificate of insurance management operation.  In 2006, CertEssentials became the marketing arm for a guaranteed cost workers’ comp insurance program for the propane industry endorsed by the Texas Propane Gas Association (TPGA) and a myriad of insurance programs for the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (TAEP). These programs offer discounts to TAEP and TPGA members and include: GL/Business Auto/ Pollution, Guaranteed Cost Workers’ Comp, Control of Well, Oilfield Property, Rig Physical Damage, Care –Custody – Control and Upstream Equipment. 

In 2009, CertE received a Managing General Agency license and shortly thereafter formed the DBA “UmbrellEssentials” to serve as a broker to sell follow form excess coverage over BITCO primary General Liability, Business Auto, and Pollution. BITCO themselves will not offer excess policies over its broad, claims-made pollution form. We are currently licensed in 23 states and accept submissions from any agent. While we are a licensed MGA, we currently have marginal, yet growing, underwriting authority and operate primarily as a brokerage.

CertEssentials filed another DBA to market under the name One Star Insurance Solutions, LLC in December of 2011.  The name change better describes the services we provide as an MGA, developing and administrating specialized insurance solutions for the energy sector. What began as a certificate management operation has become much, much more...