Prepared By R.R. Donnelley Financial -- Form 8-K
Washington, D.C. 20549
Form 8-K
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  03/31/2010
HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number:  001-13790
(State or other jurisdiction of
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)
13403 Northwest Freeway
Houston, Texas 77040
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02.    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On March 31, 2010, our Compensation Committee designated participants and target awards for calendar year 2010 under our 2008 Flexible Incentive Plan. Under the terms of the 2008 Plan, our Compensation Committee has the express authority to reduce any target award payable under the Plan down to zero, up until the time the award is actually paid on or before March 15, 2011.

The following target awards were approved:


John N. Molbeck, Jr.        1.00%
W. Tobin Whamond        0.25%
Craig J. Kelbel                  0.25%
Cory L. Moulton              0.25%
Michael J. Schell              0.25%


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc.
Date: March 31, 2010
/s/    Randy D. Rinicella

Randy D. Rinicella
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary