Hiscox USA introduces direct, online insurance for architects, engineers and design professionals

Hiscox USA introduces direct, online insurance for architects, engineers and
design professionals

NEW YORK, April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hiscox, a specialist insurer that
provides U.S. small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized
business insurance online or over the phone, today introduced liability
insurance policies for architects, engineers and other design professionals.
Hiscox's coverage for these professions is currently available in 38 states
and the District of Columbia.

Hiscox's expanded professional liability insurance and general liability
insurance offerings are now available to licensed architects, licensed
engineers (including civil, electrical, and environmental engineers), interior
designers, landscape architects, draftsmen and control systems integrators.
For the first time, self-employed professionals in the architecture and
engineering industries can directly buy insurance tailored to the specific
risks of their professions and help protect themselves against potential
claims and lawsuits, even if they are unwarranted.

"Hiscox recognizes and understands the risks faced by architects, engineers
and related professions. We are pleased to expand our small business coverage
to these growing areas," said Kevin Kerridge, small business insurance expert
for Hiscox USA. "The growth of Hiscox's offering reflects our understanding
that even the smallest claims can have a significant impact on small
businesses. It is our goal to ensure that we provide small businesses with
affordable, direct coverage that will protect them from the risks that
threaten to impact their businesses in a very real way."

Hiscox specializes in insurance for small business owners, such as
professional liability (errors and omissions insurance) and commercial general
liability policies customized for a range of fields including IT, consulting,
marketing, photography, real estate, beauty and health.

Since launching their ground-breaking online service in 2010, Hiscox has
received an average customer service rating of 4.9 out of 5, and 96% of those
surveyed would recommend Hiscox.

About Hiscox Small Business Insurance

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and
listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Hiscox is the first company in
the U.S. to offer insurance for small professional services businesses direct,
online, and in real-time. We provide professional liability, general liability
and business owner's insurance, underwritten by Chicago-based Hiscox Insurance
Company Inc., which is rated 'A' (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional
information can be found on the Why Choose Hiscox? page. Coverages are subject
to underwriting and may not be available in all states.

Hiscox also provides professional liability, property and specialty insurance
to US businesses through US-based brokers. This communication does not
constitute a solicitation of business by Hiscox's syndicates at Lloyd's,

To learn more about Hiscox Small Business Insurance,
visithttp://www.hiscoxusa.com/small-business-insurance/ or speak with a
Hiscox licensed advisor at (888) 283-7545 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM –
10:00 PM EST).

Read more news from Hiscox Small Business Insurance.

CONTACT: Hunter Hoffmann
         (646) 442-8341
         Chris Brown (for Hiscox)
         (203) 254-1300 ext. 206
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