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New Podcast from ACE Identifies Cost Effective Solutions for Environmental Risks in the Public Sector

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

New Podcast from ACE Identifies Cost Effective Solutions for Environmental Risks in the Public Sector15:52 EST Wednesday, February 06, 2013 PHILADELPHIA (Business Wire) -- ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, today announced the availability of a new podcast examining the environmental exposures faced by the public entity and educational sectors. “Identifying Cost Effective Solutions for Public Entities with Environmental Exposures,” is the second podcast in an occasional series of recordings designed to provide topical information and relevant risk solutions for public entities. The podcast discusses integrated and innovative coverage options that can help mitigate environmental risks for public entities based on their current risk appetite or purchasing capabilities. “Managing environmental risks can be a challenge for public entities, especially in today's economic climate,” said Paul Cunney, Vice President, ACE Public Entity Practice Leader. “ACE understands these challenges and we have developed this podcast to provide useful and targeted information to help the public and educational sectors better manage their environmental risks.” The new ACE podcast includes commentary from Mr. Cunney and Jon Peeples, Vice President, ACE Environmental Risk, who oversees the Public Entity products for that group. It also looks at the significant growth rate of environmental exposure among cities, counties, states, special districts and school districts. According to Mr. Peeples, “The public entity and educational sectors continue to face a wide variety of exposures to pollution risks resulting from gaps in appropriate environmental liability coverage. Through this podcast we demonstrate ACE's continued commitment to serving the unique environmental needs of public entities by providing simplified, affordable, and readily available products to help mitigate this risk.” To access the podcast, please visit our website. The material presented in the podcast is not intended to provide legal or other expert advice. It is presented as information only. Listeners should consult legal counsel or other experts, as applicable, with any questions they may have. ACE USA is the U.S.-based retail operating division of the ACE Group, headed by ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE), and is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor's. ACE USA, through its underwriting companies, provides insurance products and services throughout the U.S. Additional information on ACE USA and its products and services can be found at www.acegroup.com/us. 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: www.acegroup.com. ACE North America CommunicationsCarla Ferrara, 215-640-4744carla.ferrara@acegroup.com