Jamaica International Insurance Company (JIIC) through their Marketing Officer Elizabeth Chung stated, "On our motor policies artistes are on our decline list". When the Sunday Observer informed her that the company is the current insurer of Sean Paul and Wayne Marshall's vehicles she went on to further state "we do sometimes grant policies to certain artistes on the basis of nature and reputation".
Sean Paul and Wayne Marshall both have good car insurance histories. When we contacted United General Insurance Company's Motor Underwriting Manager, Ruth Cummings and asked why it is against protocol to insure artistes, she established that "we know entertainers have certain lifestyles and party a lot. We take many things into consideration when not granting policies, there are always exceptions, but most times we are just not willing to take the risk with an artistee".