ACE Bermuda International Announces New CODA PREMIER Directors and Officers Liability Insurance Policy

Enhanced policy for UK clients launched at AIRMIC conference improves coverage, with two free reinstatements, additional discovery periods, automatic renewal and other features.

Business Wire


ACE today announced the launch of the next evolution of the CODA Premier® Directors and Officers Liability Policy, protecting the personal assets of executives and board members of UK and other leading European companies. ACE’s Corporate Officers & Directors Assurance (CODA) policy has been at the forefront of personal asset protection for directors and officers since its introduction in 1986.

The CODA Premier policy, offering unparalleled benefits and many new features, is available in the UK through ACE Bermuda International’s Professional Lines Division. The policy contains several enhancements that match exceptional coverage to changing exposures for an evolving business and regulatory environment. ACE has a commitment to innovation and the development of relevant products and services that respond effectively to the changing needs of insureds.

“CODA’s breadth of coverage coupled with ACE’s financial strength and multinational service capabilities ensure directors and officers can focus on effectively and efficiently managing their companies with the security of knowing that they are ACE insured” said David Gutteridge, Professional Lines Manager at ACE Bermuda International.

New features* of the CODA Premier policy include:

  • Two free reinstatements of the limits
  • Additional, free six year insolvency reporting period
  • Additional, free automatic reporting period of unlimited duration for former directors and officers
  • Separate funds established, including CODA Access Fund limit, Public Relations Fund sublimit and Enforcement Fund sublimit
  • Broadened definition of claim and insureds
  • Expanded definition of loss to include U.K. Corporate Manslaughter Act defence costs coverage
  • Expanded recognition of underlying limit erosion
  • Automatic policy renewal capabilities
  • Definition of non-indemnifiable loss includes failure of the company to indemnify within 60 days after the insureds request such indemnification
  • Expanded definition of claim to include UK carbon reporting requirements

The policy is structured to offer broad, comprehensive coverage that cannot be cancelled or rescinded for any reason except for non-payment of premium.

*Product features are summaries only; please see the actual policy for terms and conditions.


About ACE:

ACE Group is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and 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 (ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index.


ACE Group
Nicholas Mandalas
Regional Communications Manager, EMEA
T: +44 20 7173 7793


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