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Product Recalls – It Can Happen to You
Retailer Merchandiser, September/October 2014

ACE’s Florian Beerli, Senior Vice President, Product Recall explores how planning ahead can protect your organizations brand and balance sheet.

ACE is Expanding its Life Sciences Business as the Market for Biotech Coverage Takes Off
Property Casualty 360°, August 2014
ACE Medical Risk and its expanded life sciences capabilities are featured in Property Casualty 360°.

Environmental Risks:  A Crucial Part of Due Diligence in International Deals
Environmental Leader, July 2014
ACE Environmental Risk & ESIS professionals discuss the importance of evaluating environmental risks when expanding global operations.

5 Reasons to Purchase Product Recall Insurance
Property Casualty 360°, July 2014
ACE’s Florian Beerli, Senior Vice President, Product Recall, examines five critical factors corporate risk managers should analyze when considering the risk of a product recall event.

Cyber Risk:  Dragon at the Gate
Property Casualty 360°, July 2014
Toby Merrill, Division Senior Vice President of ACE's Global Cyber Practice, discusses the growing interest in cyber risk insurance and the evolving risks in this field as technology advances.

Build a Successful Wrap-Up Insurance Program
Risk Management, May 2014
ACE's George Cesarni, Joe Crowther and Geoffrey Hall discuss how the development of a successful construction wrap-up program can help to effectively manage project costs and proactively improve jobsite safety.

Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Risk & Insurance, May 2014
ACE Group's Deputy General Counsel, North America, Deborah Stalker, discusses the steps ACE has taken through its robust ACE Women's Forum networking initiative, to support the growth of diversity and women in leadership in the insurance industry.

Rooting Out Fraud
Risk & Insurance, May 2014
ACE’s Keith Lavigne discusses the need for organizations to develop comprehensive self-audit programs to combat the escalating number of actions filed in relation to the False Claims Act.

ACE Enhances Life Sciences Coverage Offerings
Insurance Journal, April 2014
ACE Medical Risk and its enhanced life sciences coverage, which now includes a commercial package offering, are featured in Insurance Journal.

Getting Started With Start-Ups
Property Casualty 360°, April 2014
In this report from Property Casualty 360º, Maura Verrone with ACE Commercial Risk Services comments on exposures new businesses of any size may face.

Cyber: Rising Interest, Insurers' Response and Fears of a Mega Breach
Property Casualty 360°, April 2014
ACE's Toby Merrill shares findings of the newly-launched ACE cloud computing white paper that asks – Cloud Computing: Is Your Company Weighing Both Benefits & Risks?

A Growing Threat for Healthcare
National Underwriter, April 2014
ACE's Keith Lavigne comments on the False Claims Act (FCA) and the importance of health care organizations developing a self-audit program.

Managing Risk in Construction
Constructech, March 2014
ACE Accelerator featured in Constructech as a key tool for risk managers in the construction industry.

ACE, ESIS Launch Programs for Construction Industry Addressing OSHA
Insurance Journal, March 2014

ESIS' specialized servicing capabilities designed for the construction industry to address new requirements from OSHA featured in Insurance Journal.

Mitigate Pollution Risks by Addressing Environmental Exposures from the Start
Construction Business Owner, March 2014
ACE’s Gerry Rojewski discusses how addressing environmental exposures from the start can help contractors to manage environmental risks and focus on building successful health care construction projects.

Cyber Incident Response:  Are Business Leaders Ready?
The Economist, March 2014
In this report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, ACE's Toby Merill comments on levels of corporate preparedness for data-related incidents, and the response plans some businesses are putting into place.

Insurers Offer Environmental Liability Coverage Aimed at Securing Deals
Business Insurance, February 2014
ACE’s Craig Richardson and Seth Gillston comment on environmental liability insurance as a mitigation option for companies seeking growth through mergers and acquisitions with complex environmental liabilities.

Environmental Liability Insurance Market Stabilizes on Increased Capacity
Business Insurance, February 2014
ACE’s Craig Richardson discusses how an improved economy has helped stabilize the environmental liability insurance market.

ACE USA Launches Catastrophe Liability Policy for Construction
Business Insurance, February 2014
ACE launches catastrophe liability policy for the construction industry.

ACE Expands Accelerator Portal to Construction Industry
Insurance Journal, February 2014
ACE Accelerator expands allowing access to construction industry clients.

Health Care’s Growing Threat
Risk & Insurance, February 2014
ACE’s Keith Lavigne and Scott Williams discuss the need for health care organizations to develop their enterprise risk management programs as government agencies increasingly use the False Claims Act to enforce the complex regulations governing insurance programs.

The Right Risk Partner Makes the Difference in Renewable Energy
RenewableEnergyWorld.com, February 2014
ACE's Darren Small discusses the need to recognize, define and manage the risks associated with renewable sources and their importance in producing sustainable energy.

Put Environmental Concerns at the Forefront of Construction Projects
Healthcare Facilities Today, January 2014
ACE’s Gerry Rojewski discusses environmental risks posed by building projects at healthcare facilities and how to mitigate those risks.

Managing Environmental Exposures on Health Care Projects
Construction Executive, January 2014
This article, authored by Gerry Rojewski, Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer, ACE Environmental Risk, offers insight into managing environmental exposures for healthcare construction projects.

Creating a Successful Construction Wrap-up Program
Safety and Health Magazine, January 2014
George Cesarini, Geoffrey Hall, and Joseph Crowther, of ACE USA’s Construction unit, provide a detailed roadmap for creating a successful wrap-up program in the whitepaper entitled “Building a Successful Construction Wrap-Up Program.”

Insurance Industry Makes Progress in Workplace Diversity, but Results Still Lag
Business Insurance, December 2013
Deborah Stalker, Deputy General Counsel for ACE Group North America and President of ACE Women’s Forum, a company-sponsored women’s networking initiative, is quoted in this Business Insurance article on work place diversity.

Senior Executives Responsible for Establishing a Company Culture of Inclusion

Business Insurance, December 2013
ACE USA Division President Chris Maleno comments on the need for senior executives to set the expectations for diversity programs and foster a company culture of inclusion.

Emerging Specialty Products:  From Cyber to Sober
Rough Notes, December 2013
ACE’s Craig Richardson and Gerry Rojewski discuss the risks associated with healthcare facility construction and the new policy ACE USA launched, designed to help minimize pollution liability for healthcare construction and renovation projects.

Health Care: New Reality, New Risks
Rough Notes Magazine, November 2013
Scott Williams with ACE Professional Risk discusses the complex – and constantly changing – management liability exposures facing health care organizations today.

Senior Executives Responsible for Establishing a Company Culture of Inclusion
Business Insurance, December 2013
ACE USA Division President Chris Maleno comments on the need for senior executives to set the expectations for diversity programs and foster a company culture of inclusion.

SEC Targets Individuals
Directors & Boards, Fourth Quarter 2013
ACE's Carol Zacharias discusses the risk Directors and Officers now face under the Commission's new enforcement approach.

Significant Innovations in Flood Insurance Coverage Since Superstorm Sandy
National Underwriter, November 21, 2013
ACE's Jeremiah Konz discusses improvements in flood insurance coverage since Superstorm Sandy, including the availability of flood reinstatement coverage, which provides insurance about the remaining limits of protection in the underlying property insurance policy.

Lawyers as Directors: Dual Role Has its Risks
Directors & Boards, Third Quarter 2013
ACE’s Carol Zacharias and attorneys Janice Rourke Hugener, Glen R. Olson and Thomas J. Whalen discuss the benefits and drawbacks of attorney service on a law firm client’s board of directors.

Product Recall
Today's Medical Developments, September 2013
Since January 2012, there have been more than 70 medical devices recalled in the U.S. alone;  ACE’s Florian Beerli discusses the importance of handling product recalls correctly to avoid serious damage to a brand.

Fueling Cybersecurity: Critical Infrastructure Mandates Shine a Light on Perils Within and Without
Risk & Insurance, September 2013
ACE’s Michael Tanenbaum and Toby Merrill discuss how companies in the energy sector can protect their critical systems against potential cyber security exposures.

Need Global D&O Protection? A Growing Number of Choices are Available
Directors & Boards, August 2013
In her quarterly guest column, Carol Zacharias, ACE Group North America Deputy General Counsel, discusses the choices multinational companies have when purchasing Directors & Officers liability insurance.

5 Steps to Mitigate Social Media Liability
American Agent & Broker, August 1, 2013
ACE’s Michael Tanenbaum and Toby Merrill provide a five step checklist to managing the risks associated with adopting a social media presence.

ACE: With M&A Uptick Comes Need to Review Environmental Liabilities
Property Casualty 360.com, July 26, 2013
ACE’s Seth Gillston discusses how the rate of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) has seen a recent uptick, prompting a need for growing companies to review their global environmental liability strategies.

CSA Compliance - Critical issues within the trucking industry
FleetOwner, July 16, 2013
ACE’s David Brown and Jack Scarborough, of ESIS, Inc., part of the ACE Group, discuss critical issues within the trucking industry as companies seek to comply with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's  Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) safety monitoring and measuring program.

12 Steps to Strengthen Construction Site Safety
Safety and Health Magazine, July 15, 2013
George Cesarini, Geoffrey Hall and Matthew Kupiec of ACE Construction discuss the need for construction companies to build a culture of safety that is ingrained at all levels, beginning at the top.  They recommend 12 steps to strengthen construction site safety.

Flexible Multinational Travel Insurance Offers Best Protection
HR News, July 1, 2013
ACE’s James Walloga and Suresh Krishnan discuss the difficult challenges benefits managers face when employees traveling in a foreign country on business become sick, find themselves in potentially dangerous situations or need to evacuate from a politically unstable country.

The Partial Deregulation of Commercial Property and Casualty Insurance: Benefits and Challenges
CPCU Society Regulatory & Legislative Interest Group, June 2013
ACE’s Ilana Hessing discusses commercial deregulation issues and its benefits and challenges in managing compliance in this bylined article.

Health Care Industry’s Rising Tide of Risk
Directors & Boards, Second Quarter 2013
ACE Professional Risk and law firm Bass, Berry & Sims discuss the unprecedented scrutiny and exposure faced by those in the health care industry, and how a proactive risk management strategy — including a properly structured management liability insurance program — can help health care providers meet these challenges.

10 Steps to an Effective Catastrophe Response
Property Casualty 360, May 22, 2013
Carol Laufer, Executive Vice President, ACE Excess Casualty, and Lori Brassell-Cicchini, Vice President, ESIS Catastrophe Services, comment on how a company responds to disaster and how the public perceives that response, and the impact on its business.

ACE Maximizes the Potential of International Travel Products
Insurance Networking News, May 16, 2013
ACE Commercial Risk Services’ Tim Benson, Senior Vice President, and Joe Vanderhoff, Vice President, comment on how the new web-based platform offering international travel package insurance can help U.S. businesses, schools and church groups traveling outside the country

Weathering the Weather
CFO Magazine, May 8, 2013
ACE’s Paul McNamee, Division President, North American Property & Specialty Lines, comments on the impact recent major catastrophes have had on the insurance industry, including precautionary changes in risk management practices related to supply chain management.

ZPIC Audits: Another Government Weapon
Directors & Boards, First Quarter 2013
ACE’s Carol Zacharias joins forces with Bass Berry & Sims PLC’s John Kelly and Anna Grizzle to discuss the heightened exposure healthcare Board members face in the ongoing war waged against abuse and fraud.

Choice Matters with Data Breach Claims Service
Advisen, February 13, 2013
ACE’s Norm Rafsol and Michael Tanenbaum review the importance of an insurer’s expertise and claims practices for insureds in the aftermath of a data breach.

Prosecuting Individuals Under the FCPA
Directors & Boards, Fourth Quarter 2012
In her quarterly guest column, Carol Zacharias, ACE Group North America Deputy General Counsel, discusses prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

ACE’s Use of Technology to Serve its Clients Pays Off
Business Insurance, November 25, 2012
ACE garnered eight Business Insurance Buyer's Choice awards for 2012, including commercial liability insurer expertise for medium buyers; commercial liability insurer service for large buyers; commercial auto insurer for service, expertise and overall large buyers; and workers compensation provider for service, expertise and overall for large buyers.

Security Issues and Large Deductible Workers Compensation Policies
CPCU Society Regulatory & Legislative Interest Group, November 2012
ACE’s Ilana Hessing  discusses security issues and large deductible workers compensation policies in this bylined article.

Good Names on the Line - Can New and Developing Reputational Risk Products Keep Pace with Insureds’ Growing Need for Coverage?
National Underwriter, October 29, 2012
ACE’s Carol Laufer comments on reputational risk coverage.

Food Recalls Underscore the Liabilities Presented by Complex Supply Chains
Business Insurance, October 21, 2012
ACE’s Florian Beerli comments on product recalls and the liabilities presented by complex supply chains.

Construction Contractors Working Unfamiliar Projects Face New Challenges
Business Insurance, October 17, 2012
ACE’s Bruce Jervis comments on mid-market contractors and some of the insurance, risk management and contract terms and conditions issues they face, as residential contractors seek new work.

Playing Insurance Detective
Risk & Insurance, October 11, 2012
Al Marrazzo from ESIS comments on using social media efforts in fraud investigations.

Overseas Travel Risks Becoming More Relevant to Mid-market Employers
Business Insurance, October 7, 2012
ACE’s James Walloga and Bryan Tedford comment on international business travel risks among midsize employers.

Liability Threats to Boards Today
Directors & Boards, Third Quarter 2012
In her quarterly guest column, Carol Zacharias, ACE Group North America Deputy General Counsel, highlights six key areas of D&O liability today.

Alarmed by Violence
Risk & Insurance, October 1, 2012
In a world that is supposed to provide a sanctuary, health-care workers find themselves victims of bullying and violence by patients, staff and even visitors. ACE Medical Risk’s Diane Doherty comments.

ACE USA, GMG Underwriters to Offer Enhanced K&R Coverage
Insurance Journal, September 26, 2012
ACE USA has collaborated with GMG Underwriters, LLC, a specialist in kidnap & ransom coverages and services, to expand the growth of its underwriting platform. The stand-alone kidnap & extortion coverage offering is available for U.S.-based companies of all sizes with international operations, as well as those that have employees who travel overseas.

Business Travel Coverage Expands into Global Space
National Underwriter, September 17-24, 2012
As economies grow ever more connected across international borders, business travel has increasingly become a global endeavor for companies of all sizes. ACE’s Suresh Krishnan, James Walloga and Frank D'Ancona contribute to this article.

ACE-ING the Cyber Liability Market: As Technology Transforms the Business World, ACE Delivers Robust Coverage and Risk Management
Rough Notes, September 2012
ACE’s Mike Tanenbaum, Toby Merrill, Christopher Christ and Ken Latham discuss risk management issues related to cyber liability exposures.

When Risk Gets Personal: Protecting Your Directors & Officers Across Borders
National Underwriter, September 10, 2012
In this bylined article, ACE’s Suresh Krishnan discusses the challenges for multinational companies in understanding personal exposures of directors and officers.

Commercial Umbrella: Rates Up, but Plentiful Capacity Means Buyers Aren’t Getting Soaked
National Underwriter, August 6-13, 2012
ACE Excess Casualty’s Carol Laufer comments on identifying opportunity in coverage gaps.

Managing Industrial Accidents in Emerging Economies
Asia Insurance Review, August 2012
That “one in one thousand years” event has to be taken very seriously. Carol Laufer of ACE Excess Casualty, Stephen Craig, Paul Esposito and Tim Frazer, all from ESIS Health, Safety and Environmental, spell out the checklist for companies to look out for in preventing, and in the worst case, managing such catastrophes.

Protecting High-Value Assets
Risk & Insurance, July 24, 2012
Refinery expansions and owner transactions are increasing the risk management and insurance challenges affecting the evolving oil and gas industry. Keith Mattheessen of ACE Risk Management comments.

Privacy Insurance: Avoiding the HMO Experience
Advisen Cyber Liability Journal, June 2012
This article, authored by Toby Merrill, VP of Professional Risk, ACE USA, takes an in-depth look at privacy insurance.

SEC Guidelines Drive Renewed Interest in Cyber Risk Insurance Coverage
Business Insurance, June 8, 2012
During the 2012 NetDiligence Cyber Risk and Privacy Liability Forum in Philadelphia, Toby Merrill, VP of Professional Risk, ACE USA comments on a renewed interest in cyber risk insurance coverage.

In the Cross Hairs
Directors & Boards, Second Quarter 2012
In her quarterly guest column, Carol Zacharias, ACE Group North America Deputy General Counsel, discusses why today’s executives are more at risk of personal liability than ever before, confronted by increasingly new forms of actions and new types of damages.

ACE’s Zacharias Aims GPS Radar At Multinational Ds & Os - Navigating new governance rules, indemnification issues, FOS and Side E
Advisen Management Liability Journal, April 2012
While it is not surprising for a global insurance carrier repre¬sentative to be focusing her attention on worldwide liability trends, for ACE’s Carol Zacharias, finding U.S. companies fully engaged in discussions about these trends is unfamiliar territory.

ACE Report: Imagination is the Key to Proactive Catastrophe Management
National Underwriter, April 16, 2012
Part of the ACE Progress Reports collection, the white paper addresses a range of catastrophic events and details how risk managers can protect their investments both by demonstrating a culture of compliance with existing regulations and by proactively shaping their insurance programs.

Responsible Parenting, Global Scale International Risk Column
Leader’s Edge, March 2012
Brokers must help clients understand when a parent company has an insurable interest in an international affiliate. ACE and KPMG released a white paper titled “Structuring Multinational Insurance Programs: Addressing the Taxation and Transfer Pricing Challenge,” which outlines key issues when designing a master insurance program.

Does D&O do Justice Abroad?
Directors & Boards, First Quarter 2012
In her quarterly guest column, Carol Zacharias, ACE Group North America Deputy General Counsel, discusses the importance of properly compliant global D&O programs.

Are you Asking the Right Questions?
Captive Review, Global Programmes Report 2012
When any insurance programme involves cross-border risks, there are a myriad of compliance requirements to be considered. Suresh Krishnan, of ACE Group, recently gave a talk on the questions you should consider when purchasing and selling a multinational insurance programme.

Factory Closure Can Create New Risks for Plant Owners - Vandalism, Theft Become Big Problems for Property Owners
Business Insurance, February 5, 2012
Frank Westfall, VP, ESIS Health, Safety and Environmental is quoted.

Where the Money Is, and the Security Isn’t
CFO Magazine, February 1, 2012
Toby Merrill, ACE Professional Risk, discusses cyber insurance.

ACE Promotes New Orleans-Based Execs in Aerospace Insurance Units
Insurance Journal, January 18, 2012