ACE Introduces Two Health Care Protection Policies Offering Comprehensive Management Liability Coverage Developed Specifically for Health Care Organizations

ACE Introduces Two Health Care Protection Policies Offering Comprehensive Management Liability Coverage Developed Specifically for Health Care Organizations

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The ACE Group today announced two new package policies specifically designed to provide health care organizations with a solution to their complex and ever-expanding exposures. These exposures include, but are not limited to, an increase in False Claims Act, credentialing and clinical trial exposures, as well as a reinvigoration of antitrust enforcement. The new ACE Express Private Health Care Protection Policy and ACE Express Not-For-Profit Health Care Protection Policy provide customized and concise coverage for health care organizations.

The exposures faced by those in the health care marketplace are always evolving, and there are additional regulations coming in 2014,” said Keith Lavigne, Senior Vice President, ACE USA Professional Risk. “Complex organizations — such as hospitals, physician practice groups and Accountable Care Organizations — require sophisticated insurance products to address their risk management needs, and we strongly believe that our new products will fill a gap that currently exists in the insurance marketplace.”

“The release of these two new products demonstrates ACE’s ongoing commitment to meet the unique and changing needs of this critical marketplace,” said Scott Williams, Assistant Vice President, ACE USA Professional Risk. “In an industry facing unprecedented scrutiny and exposure, expanded coverage is necessary to protect these institutions and their directors, trustees, officers, physicians and employees.”

Four key coverage parts — Directors & Officers and Organization Liability, Employment Practices Liability, Fiduciary Liability, and Crime — are available in each package policy, with each part tailored to meet the specific needs of the health care market.

Product Highlights include:

Eligible organizations include:

Product highlights are summaries only; please see the actual policy for terms and conditions. Products may not be available in all locations and remain subject to ACE Professional Risk’s underwriting criteria.

ACE Professional Risk, a division of ACE USA, is staffed by a specialized team of innovative underwriters and provides management liability and professional liability products throughout the U.S. For more information about ACE Professional Risk and its range of products and services, please .

ACE USA is the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, headed by ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE), and is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s. ACE USA, through its underwriting companies, provides insurance products and services throughout the U.S. Additional information on ACE USA and its products and services can be found at .

ACE Westchester, the U.S.-based wholesale –focused operations of the ACE Group, provides a full range of professional risk products for the wholesale marketplace designed to provide insurance solutions for management and professional liability exposures. ACE Westchester Professional Risk provides customer-focused solutions in a broad range of industries. For more information about ACE Westchester, please click .

The ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 53 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident supplemental health insurance, reinsurance, and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at .

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