News Release

ACE USA Introduces a Comprehensive Global Travel Program for the Higher Education Community
Single Point of Contact to Access Travel Insurance, Emergency Response and Security Evacuation Support, and New e-Services for Members of Colleges and Universities Traveling Worldwide
Mar 24, 2009

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, today announced its University Global Travel Program for the higher education community. The Program is designed to offer an institution the ability to combine their employee travel insurance plans with benefits for other members of the academic community – students, visitors, alumni, and their traveling companions – while traveling on university business or sponsored educational or exchange programs. The ACE USA University Global Travel Program, offered through ACE USA's Accident & Health Division, bundles traditional accident and sickness benefits with less traditional benefit offerings such as war risk, emergency medical response and political evacuation services.

“ACE continues to provide innovative insurance products and services to the changing marketplace and these enhancements respond to the increased need for colleges and universities to provide opportunities for their members to explore new regions and cultures,” said Frank D'Ancona, Vice President, ACE Accident & Health. “We're pleased to offer flexible international risk management solutions to travelers and risk managers as well as critical online information tools so they can learn more about the risk factors they may face while traveling.”

Product Highlights:*

  • High-limit accidental death, dismemberment and paralysis benefits available on a guaranteed issue basis
  • Integrated worldwide assistance services including travel services, emergency response, natural disaster, and political evacuation along with 24/7 access to global threat assessments and online location-based intelligence
  • A spectrum of additional benefits and hazards designed to enhance the value of the product offering for travelers
  • Customized plans for multinational universities tailored for their worldwide employees and student populations
  • War risk, kidnap and extortion and other benefits for high risk travel

ACE USA Accident & Health, a division of ACE USA, is committed to delivering a wide range of insurance products – from traditional employer accident programs to specialty coverages for various types of groups and their members. These products help protect against the serious financial consequences of a sudden injury or illness. The ACE USA University Global Travel Program is underwritten by the ACE USA Accident & Health Division. For more information or to submit an account, contact Frank D'Ancona at (302) 476-6335 orFrank.D'Ancona@acegroup.com or visit www.aceusa.com.

*Product highlights are summaries only; please see actual policy for terms and conditions. Products may not be available in all locations and remain subject to ACE USA Accident & Health's underwriting criteria.

ACE USA is the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, headed by ACE Limited (NYSE:ACE), and is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor's. ACE USA, through its underwriting companies, provides insurance products and services throughout the U.S. Additional information on ACE USA and its products and services can be found at www.aceusa.com. The ACE Group of Companies provides insurance and reinsurance for a diverse group of clients around the world.

Contact:

ACE USA
Carla Ferrara, 215-640-4744
carla.ferrara@acegroup.com