Odd insurance bar to dealing with USA

Just rung up direct line for business to get a quote for our compulsory Employers’ Liability Insurance and was refused because we have dealings with companies in the USA! Weird… I’m really surprised because Direct Line is a pretty big insurer. I’d love to know what the problem is with having dealings with the USA?

Suffice it to say all of the quotes have gone up this year. ๐Ÿ˜‰