Beazley doubles environmental risk capacity to $50m with new Beazley Elements consortium at Lloyd's

Farmington, Connecticut, UNITED STATES

NEW YORK, Aug. 23, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beazley, a leading provider of specialist environmental liability insurance, has increased its capacity for operational and fixed site environmental risks to $50 million to cover the environmental liabilities of large multi-national companies. The increased coverage limits are backed by the Beazley Elements consortium of Lloyd's insurers.

Beazley covers a wide range of environmental risks including operational coverage for businesses that may face claims for polluting the premises of third parties; professional liability coverage for environmental consultants; protection for ongoing fixed site operations; contractor's pollution liability; and brownfield site remediation. Key target industries are the manufacturing, industrial, real estate, hospital and educational sectors.

"The Lloyd's market possesses unparalleled expertise and resources to address the most challenging risks confronting large businesses," said Jayne Cunningham, Beazley's environmental focus group leader. "In recent years, the importance of Lloyd's as a source of expertise and capacity for large scale environmental exposures has increased significantly. The increased capacity available through the Beazley Elements consortium allows us to develop more solutions for larger businesses that address a wide range of known, and potential, pollution incidents."

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Beazley Group
Hunter Hoffmann

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Beazley plc (BEZ) is the parent company of specialist insurance businesses with operations in Europe, the US, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Beazley manages six Lloyd's syndicates and, in 2015, underwrote gross premiums worldwide of $2,080.9 million. All Lloyd's syndicates are rated A by A.M. Best.

Beazley's underwriters in the United States focus on writing a range of specialist insurance products. In the admitted market, coverage is provided by Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., an A.M. Best A rated carrier licensed in all 50 states. In the surplus lines market, coverage is provided by the Beazley syndicates at Lloyd's.

Beazley is a market leader in many of its chosen lines, which include professional indemnity, property, marine, reinsurance, accident and life, and political risks and contingency business.

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