ACE Construction Industry Practice Offers New Services through ESIS, Inc. for Healthcare Construction Projects

  ACE Construction Industry Practice Offers New Services through ESIS, Inc.
  for Healthcare Construction Projects

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- July 8, 2013

ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operations of the ACE Group, today announced
the launch of new capabilities specifically designed for healthcare industry
construction projects through ESIS, Inc., a risk management services company
owned by the ACE Group. The new offerings include environmental compliance and
transactional services; hazardous materials management; construction and
occupational safety; patient safety; industrial hygiene and ergonomics; and
business continuity and emergency response. These capabilities are available
for healthcare facility owners, general contractors and construction managers
who provide contracting services to the healthcare industry for both new
construction and renovation projects. The addition of these capabilities
complements the recently released ACE Contractors Pollution Liability (CPL)
Owner-Controlled Insurance Program (OCIP) coverage for healthcare construction
projects.

“The addition of these new capabilities continues to exemplify ACE’s
commitment to supplement its robust insurance programs with value-added
service offerings to our clients,” said William Hazelton, Executive Vice
President, ACE Construction Industry Practice Leader. “Through our
Construction Industry Practice, ACE has the ability to offer a full and
comprehensive insurance program that includes not only underwriting expertise,
but engineering, risk and claims management services to help manage the wide
range of complex risks faced by this industry.”

Stephen Craig, Vice President and Managing Director of ESIS Health, Safety and
Environmental (HSE) added, “An overarching goal for healthcare construction
projects is to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment for
patients, healthcare employees, and contractors. By working with ESIS,
contractors can be sure their plans and processes contemplate the full range
of related risks.” With a deep understanding of the industry, ESIS works
closely with contractors to identify and mitigate potential areas of concern,
providing high value throughout the scope of the project.

Continued Mr. Craig, “ESIS brings critical resources to the table. We draw on
the experience of an entire team of health, safety, and environmental
professionals to help contractors mitigate risks while keeping the project on
time and on budget.”

ESIS Capabilities for the Healthcare Construction Program include:

  *Environmental Compliance
  *Hazardous Materials Management
  *Transactional Services
  *Construction Safety and Risk Management
  *Patient Safety, Clinical Improvement, and Risk Reduction Strategies
  *Occupational Safety
  *Industrial Hygiene and Ergonomics
  *Health, Safety, and Environmental Management Systems and Compliance
    Assurance
  *Business Continuity and Emergency Response

ACE’s Construction Industry Practice consists of business units that offer a
broad suite of products and services including:

  *Workers Compensation, General Liability & Auto Risk Transfer
  *Environmental, including Contractors Pollution Liability & Contractors
    Professional Liability
  *Inland Marine, including Builders Risk & Contractors Equipment
  *International Casualty Enterprise & Package Solutions, including Defense
    Base Act Workers Compensation
  *Umbrella/Excess
  *Wrap Ups & other project-specific programs
  *Specialty Construction Claims
  *Construction Risk Management Services
  *Surety
  *Professional Liability for architects and engineers, construction managers
    and trade contractors

Insurance is provided by insurance companies within the ACE Group. All
products may not be available in all jurisdictions. The product information
above is a summary only. The insurance policy actually issued contains the
terms and limits of the contract. For more information about ACE’s
Construction Industry Practice and its range of products and services, please
visit our website.

ESIS^®, Inc. (ESIS) is part of the ACE Group, providing claim and risk
management services to a wide variety of commercial clients. Insurance
provided by insurers within the ACE Group. The product information contained
herein is a summary only. ESIS Health, Safety, and Environmental Services
(ESIS HSE) may be sold directly to ESIS’ clients or as part of insurance
underwriting. Risk control activities conducted on behalf of the insurer are
not intended as a direct benefit or service to ACE.

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: www.acegroup.com.

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Contact:

The ACE Group
Carla L. Ferrara, 215-640-4744
Carla.Ferrara@acegroup.com
 
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