ACE USA Makes Available Defense Base Act Workers’ Comp Coverage for Overseas Jobs

April 16, 2004

ACE US International, a unit of ACE USA-the U.S.-based retail operating division of The ACE Group of Companies- is offering coverage for Defense Base Act (DBA) workers’ compensation exposures for prime contractors and subcontractors performing public works contracts overseas which have been authorized, approved or financed by the U.S. government, or its agencies.

“ACE USA has far ranging DBA experience in the exposures that companies face when working on U.S. military bases abroad and other varieties of international public works projects funded by the U.S. government,” stated Mark Lima, executive vice president and COO, ACE US International. “As such, ACE USA is a leading provider of DBA coverage and is recognized as an approved carrier by the U.S. Department of Labor.”

“Our centralized DBA claims center has extensive experience in handling and resolving claims,” added Larry Boyk, senior vice president, ACE US International. “Our claims professionals have a thorough understanding and expertise in the critical DBA issues facing businesses in today’s often unpredictable global markets.”

The ACE DBA coverage offers many benefits to those companies who opt for this coverage, including:

* Dedicated international casualty underwriters with decision-making
authority, located in offices throughout the U.S.;

* Expert and responsive claims professionals who are knowledgeable on the complexities of DBA;

* An exclusive focus on international exposures, thus providing our
multi-national customers with the highest level of service.

For more information about ACE US International’s DBA coverage, contact Boyk at:

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