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Chartis Expands Healthcare Management Liability Offering
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New York – July 13, 2010 –Chartis today announced that it has expanded the healthcare management liability suite of products offered by its Executive Liability Division to address the expanding risks facing board members and executives of healthcare companies.

Coverage enhancements include:

  • Coverage for claims alleging discrimination in selection for entry into a human clinical trial;
  • Coverage for insurable civil fines and penalties for the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), including insurable civil fines and penalties under the new Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH); and
  • An expanded definition of organization to include certain auxiliaries, guilds and foundations formed by the insured.

In addition, insureds have complimentary access to newly expanded CrisisFund® coverage, which provides coverage for costs associated with responding to and addressing crises that may be faced by healthcare organizations. Such costs include the fee of hiring a public relations firm to execute a crisis communications plan in connection with events such as an infection crisis, wrong site surgery, executive compensation, patient abuse and patient medical information release, among others.

The expanded CrisisFund offering includes:

  • Coverage for costs incurred in responding to potentially detrimental public announcements and media events;
  • The option to select any qualified law firm to assist insureds with managing a crisis event; and
  • First-dollar coverage, with higher sublimits and no retention.

“We have maintained a consistent presence in this industry class, and as the healthcare landscape continues to change, these enhancements emphasize our commitment to meet the unique needs of our healthcare clients,” said John Gambale, President of the Private and Non-Profit unit of Executive Liability.

For more information, please send an e-mail to executiveliability@chartisinsurance.com or visit http://www.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