Arch Insurance Group, a member of Arch Capital Group Ltd., announced today the release of its new blogger insurance program. Partnering with CalSurance Associates, a division of Brown & Brown Program Insurance Services, Inc., Arch Insurance Group will provide a new liability insurance solution, BloggerShield(TM) Insurance for Bloggers. BloggerShield provides affordable, customized claims-made coverage for libel, slander, defamation, copyright infringement, and privacy violation in the course of the insured's blogging activities. BloggerShield will offer options to customers such as a zero-deductible option, multiple limits option, and a supplemental claim expense limit. With the July 9, 2013 launch of this new product, bloggers can now be protected from potential lawsuits that could otherwise put both their blog content and personal assets at risk.
Tom Hext, Chief Technology Officer of CalSurance Associates and program manager for the development of BloggerShield explains, "BloggerShield is a product which is long overdue in the blogging community. As bloggers have learned to monetize their blogs and develop successful blog-based businesses, the need for insurance protection in the blogger community is something we can no longer ignore."
Mr. Hext continues, "Bloggers are more vulnerable than ever to the threat of legal action, as evidenced by the increasing number of blog-related lawsuits. Without insurance protection, bloggers remain susceptible to the financial cost of defending lawsuits, potentially compromising their blog and their personal assets."
Lyle Hitt, Executive Vice President of Arch's Professional Liability product line also noted, "Our collaboration with CalSurance Associates on the BloggerShield product is a great example of the benefits of a carrier and program administrator working together to develop a solution for a unique problem. As the blogger community grows in force and number, so does the need for blogger liability insurance protection."
For more information about the BloggerShield product, risk management tools for bloggers, and how to purchase a policy, please visit www.BloggerShield.com.
About Arch Insurance Group:
Arch Insurance Group Inc. is a member of Arch Capital Group Ltd., a Bermuda-based company that provides insurance and reinsurance on a worldwide basis through its wholly-owned subsidiaries. For more information, visit www.archinsurance.com.
About CalSurance Associates:
Founded in 1962, CalSurance Associates, a division of Brown & Brown Program Insurance Services, Inc., is a professional liability insurance industry leader located in Orange, California. With over 50 years of proven experience, CalSurance Associates consistently delivers top rated insurance solutions. For more information, visit www.calsurance.com.