ACE Group today announced the release of a new white paper exploring opportunities for construction companies to expand into global markets and the importance of adhering to local regulatory requirements through a focused approach of proper loss controls and the implementation of a well-structured global insurance program. The report also provides construction companies with guidance on implementing an insurance program that provides consistent coverage service, and the flexibility needed to operate locally and globally to ensure long-term successful projects.
“Global Construction: International Opportunities, Local Risk - Building a Multinational Insurance Program for Contractors,” was authored by Geoffrey Hall, Senior Vice President, ACE Construction, William Hazelton, Executive Vice President, ACE Construction Industry Practice Leader, and Bryan Tedford, Executive Vice President, ACE Foreign Casualty.
“In today’s global marketplace, international construction projects have presented contractors with a number of new growth opportunities,” said Mr. Hazelton. “Securing the right insurance coverage across multiple borders can play a crucial role in the overall success of these global projects. ACE’s Construction Industry Practice has developed this report to provide useful information to help contractors build a better multinational insurance program and mitigate potential exposures.”
The report emphasizes the need for construction companies to ensure continuity of insurance coverage across borders before expanding their global reach. According to Mr. Tedford, “Construction companies should consider a mix of local policies in the individual countries they are working in, combined with a global controlled master program in their home market to ensure that insurance complies with local laws. Doing this can help assure that the overall program provides consistent coverage across all operations and addresses gaps in conditions and limits.”
The report also discusses various emerging risks in the global construction sector such as merger and acquisitions and public-private partnerships. “With the current growth of construction projects in emerging markets there are a number of growing risk factors,” said Mr. Hall. “Regardless of where the activity takes place, construction companies need to work with their carrier to best prepare for evolving risks by assembling an insurance program that can provide consistent insurance coverage and services across borders and maintain a proactive risk management strategy.”
To access the report, please visit our website. The material presented in this report is not intended to provide legal or other expert advice. It is presented for informational purposes only. Readers should consult legal counsel or other experts, as applicable, with any specific questions they may have.
ACE’s Construction Industry Practice consists of business units that offer a broad suite of products and services including:
- Workers Compensation, General Liability & Automobile Liability 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
- 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 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.
ACE USA is the U.S.-retailed focused business of ACE Group. Additional information on ACE USA and its products and services can be found at www.acegroup.com/us. 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 supplemental health insurance, reinsurance, and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Additional information can be found at www.acegroup.com or follow ACE on Twitter, at https://twitter.com/ACE_GroupNA.
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