ACE Construction Industry Practice Offers Catastrophe Services through ESIS, Inc.

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operations of the ACE Group, today announced the launch of catastrophe claims servicing capabilities specifically designed for the construction industry through ESIS, Inc., a risk management services company owned by the ACE Group. The new offerings provide an additional layer of protection from losses that occur following a catastrophic event that arises from construction operations, and services that may impact third parties, customers, or the community at large. Offerings include catastrophe pre-planning, catastrophic claims servicing, and emergency response. These capabilities are available for businesses, general contractors and construction managers for both new construction and renovation projects.

“We are pleased to be able to offer these new capabilities to our construction industry clients through the expertise and experience of ESIS Catastrophe Services, Inc,” said William Hazelton, Executive Vice President, ACE Construction Industry Practice Leader. “The addition of these services only further demonstrates how we continuously strive to build and expand our Construction Industry Practice offerings as part of our overall commitment to supplement our already robust insurance programs with value-added products, programs and services.”

Lori Brassell-Cicchini, Vice President of ESIS Catastrophe Services added, “Construction industry professionals are well aware of the impact an event can have on their project, on their people and on the surrounding community. By working with ESIS Catastrophe Services, they can address the potential risks and tap in to our team of professionals to develop a comprehensive response plan. In the case of an actual event, all parties know what to do, how to communicate and, perhaps most important, how to minimize the impact. There is tremendous peace of mind that comes from knowing that you have some measure of control over your project timeline and costs even after a catastrophe strikes.”

ESIS Catastrophe Services include:

  • Dedicated customer 800# to call ESIS Catastrophe Services when an event occurs that requires a response
  • Dedicated and customized 800# for claim intake only
  • Deployment of a dedicated team of experienced managers and adjusters to the loss site
  • Daily CAT-specific aggregated and line-by-line financial and claim reports
  • Pre-planning to assure readiness

ACE’s Construction Industry Practice consists of business units that offer a broad suite of products and services including:

  • Workers Compensation, General Liability & Auto Risk Transfer
  • Environmental, including Contractors Pollution Liability & Contractors Professional Liability
  • Inland Marine, including Builders Risk & Contractors Equipment
  • International Casualty Enterprise & Package Solutions, including Defense Base Act Workers Compensation
  • Umbrella/ Excess
  • Wrap Ups & other project-specific programs
  • Specialty Construction Claims
  • Construction Risk Management Services
  • Surety
  • Professional Liability for architects and engineers, construction managers and trade contractors
  • Public and Private company D&O, EPLI, Fidelity and Fiduciary Liability

Insurance is provided by insurance companies within the ACE Group. All products may not be available in all jurisdictions. The product information above is a summary only. The insurance policy actually issued contains the terms and limits of the contract. For more information about ACE’s Construction Industry Practice and its range of products and services, please visit our website.

ESIS®, Inc. (ESIS) is part of the ACE Group, providing claim and risk management services to a wide variety of commercial clients. Insurance provided by insurers within the ACE Group. The product information contained herein is a summary only. ESIS Health, Safety, and Environmental Services (ESIS HSE) may be sold directly to ESIS’ clients or as part of insurance underwriting. Risk control activities conducted on behalf of the insurer are not intended as a direct benefit or service to ACE insureds. Time and expense rates apply.

The ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 53 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident supplemental health insurance, reinsurance, and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of the ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at:


The ACE Group
Carla Ferrara, 215-640-4744