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Chartis Enhances General Liability Solutions with Coverage for Building Services Contractors
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NEW YORK – August 3, 2011 – Chartis today introduced a Building Services Contractor Coverage solution, developed by its Commercial Casualty division, to address several target casualty exposures of building services contractors in a single endorsement. As part of a full suite of primary casualty solutions for the real estate sector, this coverage endorsement expands general liability policies for businesses involved in building maintenance, cleaning, operations and other services.

The Building Services Contractor Coverage solution provides extended coverage that includes:

  • Enhanced coverage for damage to tools, equipment and property in the care, custody and control of the insured;
  • An additional limit of insurance for lost keys and the adjustment or installation of new locks; and
  • Pollution coverage for pesticide and herbicide application conducted in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.

“Contractors that perform building maintenance and other services encounter a number of unique exposures,” said Christopher McKeon, President of Commercial Casualty’s Commercial Risk divisions. “In today’s challenging environment, we are pleased to offer the extension of coverage that these businesses need to shore up their general liability program and operate with increased confidence.”

In addition, Chartis offers integrated loss control and claims services to help building services insureds prevent and mitigate losses. These services include:

  • Resources that incorporate web-based training, presentations and materials in English and Spanish;
  • Slip and fall prevention;
  • Material handling and repetitive motion assessments;
  • Hazardous material assessments for the use of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and exposures to biohazards impacting the workforce; and
  • Transportation of employees and equipment, including management support, driver selection and preventative maintenance.

For more information on Chartis’ Building Services Contractor Coverage Enhancement, please contact Joseph Fobert, Senior Vice President and Real Estate Solutions Practice Leader, at 813-222-4833 or joseph.fobert@chartisinsurance.com.

About Chartis

Chartis is a world leading property-casualty and general insurance organization serving more than 70 million clients around the world. With one of the industry’s most extensive ranges of products and services, deep claims expertise and excellent financial strength, Chartis enables its commercial and personal insurance clients alike to manage virtually any risk with confidence.

Chartis is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty and general insurance operations of Chartis Inc. For additional information, please visit our website at http://www.chartisinsurance.com. All products are written by insurance company subsidiaries or affiliates of Chartis Inc. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions and is subject to actual policy language. Non-insurance products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Certain coverage may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.

Marie Ali