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Chartis Introduces NextGen ProtectionSM for Industry-Specific Environmental Liabilities
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NEW YORK – August 12, 2010 – Chartis today introduced NextGen ProtectionSM, a suite of environmental insurance solutions developed by its Environmental Division. NextGen Protection is designed specifically for several industries that face potential exposure to environmental liability from facilities they own or operate and products and services they produce.

The first two products in the NextGen Protection suite are:

PLL Wellness ProtectSM for Healthcare Facilities

    PLL Wellness Protect has been developed to address the environmental exposures associated with the healthcare industry, including the storage, handling, transportation and disposal of medical waste; the use of fuel storage tanks for emergency generators; third-party exposure to indoor air contaminants such as mold or legionella pneumophila; and the discovery of a historical pollution release during an expansion or construction project.

PLL Campus ProtectSM for Higher Education Institutions

    PLL Campus Protect has been created to focus on the specific pollution exposures associated with higher education institutions. Colleges and universities may confront an array of pollution exposures based upon their enrollment and course offerings. For example, as the number of residential students increases at a college or university, so does the likelihood of third-party exposure to indoor air contaminants in dormitories. Schools offering science or medical programs can also face potential environmental exposures due to the storage, handling, transportation and disposal of hazardous chemicals or medical waste. In addition, private donations of land may lead to the discovery of unknown pollution conditions during the development of the property.

Coverage provided by NextGen Protection’s PLL Wellness Protect and PLL Campus Protect enhances the Chartis insurers’ market-leading Commercial Pollution Legal Liability (Commercial PLL) insurance product. Commercial PLL provides protection to insureds for third-party claims resulting from bodily injury, property damage or clean-up costs that arise from pollution conditions for which the insured has legal liability.

For more information regarding NextGen Protection, please contact 1-800-348-4314 or send an e-mail to environmental@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