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Chartis Enhances General Liability Solutions with Coverage for Building Services Contractors

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Posted on 04 Aug 2011

Chartis on Wednesday introduced a Building Services Contractor Coverage solution, developed by its Commercial Casualty division, to address several target casualty exposures of building services contractors in a single endorsement. As part of a full suite of primary casualty solutions for the real estate sector, this coverage endorsement expands general liability policies for businesses involved in building maintenance, cleaning, operations and other services.

The Building Services Contractor Coverage solution provides extended coverage that includes:

Enhanced coverage for damage to tools, equipment and property in the care, custody and control of the insured;

An additional limit of insurance for lost keys and the adjustment or installation of new locks; and

Pollution coverage for pesticide and herbicide application conducted in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.

“Contractors that perform building maintenance and other services encounter a number of unique exposures,” said Christopher McKeon, President of Commercial Casualty’s Commercial Risk divisions. “In today’s challenging environment, we are pleased to offer the extension of coverage that these businesses need to shore up their general liability program and operate with increased confidence.”

In addition, Chartis offers integrated loss control and claims services to help building services insureds prevent and mitigate losses. These services include:

Resources that incorporate web-based training, presentations and materials in English and Spanish;

Slip and fall prevention;

Material handling and repetitive motion assessments;

Hazardous material assessments for the use of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and exposures to biohazards impacting the workforce; and

Transportation of employees and equipment, including management support, driver selection and preventative maintenance.

For more information on Chartis’ Building Services Contractor Coverage Enhancement, please contact Joseph Fobert, Senior Vice President and Real Estate Solutions Practice Leader, at 813-222-4833 or joseph.fobert@chartisinsurance.com.


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