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Services Suite Now Includes Employment Practices Resources & Training

NEW YORK, Mar 30, 2007 -- Lexington Insurance Company, a member company of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), today announced it has added complimentary employment practices-focused risk management and training services to its suite of risk and claim management services for managed care organizations. "Our new EPL risk management services and training go hand-in-hand with the directors & officers (D&O) liability insurance provided by the AIG Companies to give managed care organizations comprehensive protection against one of their greatest exposures," said Susan Angelo, Vice President and Product Line Manager, Lexington Insurance Company. "Offering these services extends our commitment to provide organizations with the financial protection, tools and information needed to manage and mitigate liability risks inherent in their daily operations."

The new complimentary services, available to managed care organizations carrying D&O insurance from the AIG Companies, include:

  • Access to www.lexeplhelp.com, which provides employment practice liability (EPL) tools and trackable management training to address discrimination, harassment, evaluations, discipline and termination. The site also has specialized online training to help employers comply with California's new Assembly Bill (AB) 1825, which requires California based management with supervisory authority over California employees to take two hours of anti-harassment training every two years.
  • Online resources such as best workplace practices manuals, management guidelines, policies, forms, employee handbooks and FAQs on common employee relations issues.
  • An initial EPL risk evaluation by leading employment practices attorneys
  • A comprehensive assessment of current employment practices with suggestions for enhancements
  • A complimentary toll-free risk helpline for management to discuss employee relation issues with leading employment practices attorneys
  • A toll-free employee hotline for employees to report suspected wrongdoing on an anonymous basis, handled by a world-leading risk consultant
  • Access to Webcasts on key EPL risk management issues, such as workplace hostility and retaliation.
These offerings are the latest additions to Lexington's risk and claim management services suite for managed care organizations. The suite also includes services for professional liability policyholders, which are provided in conjunction with the Law Offices of Steven M. Ziegler, P.A., a nationally recognized law firm with managed care industry expertise. These services consist of reviews of medical management and provider contractors to help identify and mitigate areas of liability exposure; pre-claim counseling, including recommendations to help prevent escalation of incidents that could result in liability claims; risk management seminars; claim management; and legal defense services.

Lexington's risk and claim management services are designed for a wide range of organizations, including Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Independent Physical Associations (IPAs), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), Management Service Organizations (MSOs), Third Party Administrators (TPAs), Physician Hospital Organizations (PHOs), Peer Review Organizations (PROs), and Utilization Review Organizations (UROs).

For more information, please contact Susan Angelo, Vice President and Product Line Manager, Lexington, at 617-330-8413 or susan.angelo@aig.com.

American International Group, Inc. (AIG), world leaders in insurance and financial services, is the leading international insurance organization with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional and individual customers through the most extensive worldwide property-casualty and life insurance networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of retirement services, financial services and asset management around the world. AIG's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as the stock exchanges in London, Paris, Switzerland and Tokyo.

For Lexington Insurance Company
Peter Tulupman, 212-770-3141
Manager of Public Relations