ZUG, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG (NYSE: AWH) announced today new enhancements to its Executive ForceField® Side A, Lead Difference in Conditions (DIC) product. The revised policy, available to companies throughout the United States, offers significant enhancements.
“Since 2006, Allied World North America has built a strong franchise providing dedicated Side A protection for the personal assets of directors and officers,” said Christian Gravier, President, North American Professional Lines. “This most recent update to the Executive ForceField® product reflects Allied World’s commitment to creating unique and innovative insurance solutions to meet the evolving needs of clients.”
“Now in its fourth revision, the Executive ForceField® product has been updated to address new business and regulatory risks with the goal of providing the most flexible and all-encompassing policy that exists in the market,” said Michael Piccione, Senior Vice President, Public D&O Division. “We believe that clients will find value in the enhancements and features we have incorporated to address risks and exposures to which company officials are subject in this day and age.”
New policy features (subject to actual policy for terms and conditions):
- Single claim limit allows for ability to apply multiple ‘related claims’ across two reinstatements;
- Coverage for Mitigation, Policyholder Access, Reputation & Asset Protection Costs;
- A ten-year extended reporting period for financial impairment;
- An additional unlimited extended reporting period for former directors and officers;
- Expanded Difference in Conditions features;
- Automatic coverage for any new subsidiaries added during the policy period;
- Enhanced definition of Loss that applies to taxes and insurability;
- Defense and pre-claim inquiry costs advanced within 30-days;
- Cooperation provisions addressing potential conflicts, consent, severability and criminal sanctions; and
- If coverage was broader under a prior version of the Allied World DIC policy, then the broader terms and conditions of the prior version will apply.
About Allied World
Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, through its subsidiaries and brand known as Allied World, is a global provider of innovative property, casualty and specialty insurance and reinsurance solutions. Allied World offers superior client service through a global network of offices and branches. All of Allied World's rated insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries are rated A by A.M. Best Company, A by Standard & Poor's, and A2 by Moody's, and our Lloyd's Syndicate 2232 is rated A+ by Standard & Poor's and AA- by Fitch.
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