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ACE USA Realigns Construction Industry Practice to Respond to Unique Needs of Construction-Related Risks
Jul 18, 2006
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 17, 2006--ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group of Companies, today announced that it has realigned its Construction Industry Practice to better serve the unique insurance needs of builders and contractors. Based in New York City, the ACE USA Construction Industry Practice, formerly part of ACE Risk Management, will now become a unit of ACE Casualty Risk, and work collaboratively with brokers, design professionals and contractors to develop effective risk management solutions using both traditional and non-traditional approaches. 

The ACE USA Construction unit will write for all classes of construction businesses, including large general contractors, construction managers, design professionals and specialty contractors, wrap-ups and other project-specific risks. These products will be distributed through the retail brokerage community to the commercial market.

"We believe that brokers and contractors need committed insurance partners dedicated to meeting the distinct needs of the construction industry. Bringing together ACE USA's specialized teams of construction risk experts and the ACE Casualty Risk team of environmental and casualty risk experts further demonstrates our commitment to this industry and highlights the importance we place on this market segment," said John Lupica, President & Chief Executive Officer, ACE USA.

ACE Casualty Risk specializes in lead umbrella and excess liability, custom primary casualty, public entity and environmental liability insurance products, which are primarily distributed through the retail brokerage community to the commercial market.

"I'm pleased to welcome the ACE USA Construction Practice team to join our group of dedicated underwriting, claims and risk control professionals," said David Brosnan, President, ACE Casualty Risk. "This alignment further highlights the natural synergies in casualty, environmental and construction risk management products and will strengthen our ability to offer effective solutions to our clients in this arena."

ACE USA's Construction Industry Practice products and services include the following:

-- Architects & Engineers Professional

-- Environmental, including Contractors Pollution

-- Inland Marine, including Builders Risk & Contractors Equipment

-- International Casualty, including Defense Base Act

-- Property Terrorism

-- Umbrella/Excess

-- Weatherbacker(SM) Rain Days Delay

-- Workers Compensation, General Liability & Auto Liability Risk Financing

-- Wrap Ups

-- Specialty Claims Construction Defect & Mold Unit

-- Construction Risk Management Services

For more information about the ACE USA Construction Practice's products and services, please contact Frank Mike-Meyer at (212) 703-7109 or The above is only a summary; please see the actual policies for terms and conditions. To review additional features and check submission requirements, please visit:

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 The ACE Group of Companies provides insurance and reinsurance for a diverse group of clients around the world.



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