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ACE Construction Industry Practice Offers Catastrophe Services through ESIS, Inc.

  ACE Construction Industry Practice Offers Catastrophe Services through ESIS,
  Inc.

Business Wire

PHILADELPHIA -- October 16, 2013

ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operations of the ACE Group, today announced
the launch of catastrophe claims servicing capabilities specifically designed
for the construction industry through ESIS, Inc., a risk management services
company owned by the ACE Group. The new offerings provide an additional layer
of protection from losses that occur following a catastrophic event that
arises from construction operations, and services that may impact third
parties, customers, or the community at large. Offerings include catastrophe
pre-planning, catastrophic claims servicing, and emergency response. These
capabilities are available for businesses, general contractors and
construction managers for both new construction and renovation projects.

“We are pleased to be able to offer these new capabilities to our construction
industry clients through the expertise and experience of ESIS Catastrophe
Services, Inc,” said William Hazelton, Executive Vice President, ACE
Construction Industry Practice Leader. “The addition of these services only
further demonstrates how we continuously strive to build and expand our
Construction Industry Practice offerings as part of our overall commitment to
supplement our already robust insurance programs with value-added products,
programs and services.”

Lori Brassell-Cicchini, Vice President of ESIS Catastrophe Services added,
“Construction industry professionals are well aware of the impact an event can
have on their project, on their people and on the surrounding community. By
working with ESIS Catastrophe Services, they can address the potential risks
and tap in to our team of professionals to develop a comprehensive response
plan. In the case of an actual event, all parties know what to do, how to
communicate and, perhaps most important, how to minimize the impact. There is
tremendous peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have some measure of
control over your project timeline and costs even after a catastrophe
strikes.”

ESIS Catastrophe Services include:

  *Dedicated customer 800# to call ESIS Catastrophe Services when an event
    occurs that requires a response
  *Dedicated and customized 800# for claim intake only
  *Deployment of a dedicated team of experienced managers and adjusters to
    the loss site
  *Daily CAT-specific aggregated and line-by-line financial and claim reports
  *Pre-planning to assure readiness

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
  *Public and Private company D&O, EPLI, Fidelity and Fiduciary Liability

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 insureds. Time and expense
rates apply.

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.

Contact:

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