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Willis Partners with Chartis on MetalWorkingGuard and PlasticsGuard Programs

Source: Willis


Posted on 16 Sep 2010

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Willis Programs, a unit of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, said today it is partnering with Chartis for its MetalWorkingGuard® and PlasticsGuard® Programs, which provide tailored property and liability insurance solutions for businesses in the metal goods and plastics manufacturing industries.

MetalWorkingGuard® is designed to meet the insurance needs of metal goods manufacturers, metal finishers, machine shops, electroplaters, foundries, metal goods distributors and allied businesses, while PlasticsGuard® serves the needs of plastic manufacturers, plastic injection molders, distributors of plastic products and extruders.

The programs now feature Chartis insurers’ innovative admitted property, general liability, products liability, equipment breakdown, crime, auto and umbrella coverages, as well as industry-specific loss control and claims services.

“We’re excited to partner with Willis as the Program Administrator for these programs,” said Vince Pugliese, Senior Vice President and Program Division Executive of Lexington Insurance Company, a Chartis company. “Willis has a long history of expertise in serving these industries. They are very knowledgeable about emerging technology and operational changes within these segments.”

David Hampson, President and CEO of Willis Programs, said, “Chartis is one of the leading providers of specialty programs coverage in the U.S. We have had a long relationship with Chartis’ Programs Division and these new program opportunities allow us to expand with a trusted partner. We value Chartis’ program expertise, innovation and commitment to this space.”

For more information regarding the MetalWorkingGuard® and PlasticsGuard® Programs, please contact Robin Pisecki, Program Manager, at 860-756-7367, or robin.pisecki@willis.com.

About Willis Programs

Willis Programs is a wholly owned subsidiary of Willis Group Holdings and serves commercial insurance brokers throughout the United States with 30 unique insurance programs serving a range of businesses, from auto dealers to well drillers. A complete list of program offerings can be found at www.willisprograms.com.

About Willis

Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker. Through its subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 employees serving clients in virtually every part of the world. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.

About Chartis

Chartis is a world leading property-casualty and general insurance organization serving more than 45 million clients in over 160 countries and jurisdictions. With a 90-year history, one of the industry’s most extensive ranges of products and services, deep claims expertise and excellent financial strength, Chartis enables its commercial and personal insurance clients alike to manage virtually any risk with confidence. For additional information, please visit http://www.chartisinsurance.com.


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