PGU Introduces New Professional Liability Policies for Public and Educational Entities

January 26, 2007

Richmond, Virginia – Professional Governmental Underwriters, Inc. (PGU) today announces the introduction of new, enhanced public entity errors and omissions (E&O) liability insurance products, with policies designed for Public Officials Professional and Employment Practices Liability, Educators Professional and Employment Practices Liability and Police Professional Liability exposures.

The Public Officials, Educators and Police Professional Liability coverages are available on a surplus lines basis in all states. Limits of liability up to $5 million are available for municipalities, special service districts and authorities, public and private schools (grades K-12), colleges and universities and police departments related to all of the above.

The new forms have been crafted with exclusive features such as defense expenses in
addition to limits for all three segments (educators, police, and public officials), broad employment practices liability (EPL) coverage including wages and third-party exposures (with coverage for emotional distress) for Public Officials and Educators, non-monetary relief coverage, broad supplemental payments coverage and more. In addition to the coverage elements, the PGU program continues to provide free unlimited access to experienced employment law attorneys via an HR Helpline where policyholders can receive personalized attention for any employment law questions.

“PGU continues to demonstrate its commitment to the specialty coverage needs of public entities” says Marty Kanipe, CPCU, ASLI, President of PGU. “These new products being offered further exemplify the multifaceted approach of our program – from product development to risk management to claims expertise – helping to assist our clients.”

About Professional Governmental Underwriters, Inc.

Professional Governmental Underwriters, Inc. is a full-service risk management company dedicated to assisting public, educational and non-profit entities in the management of their professional liability exposures. The firm is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art professional underwriting management and loss control advisory services on behalf of our designated carriers. The company operates through a network of professional producers who seek specialized services for their public, educational and non-profit entity clients. Loss control efforts consisting of materials, assistance in presentations and advice from outside consultants are available as needed. PGU has the ability to structure and implement full-service programs, seminars and inspections for clients, individually or on a group basis.
“Providing Risk management Solutions with Exceptional Service”

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Press and media inquiries:
Marty Kanipe or
Ned Daly, RPLU, ARM, Vice President, Underwriting at:
v 800-586-6502
f 804-272-7852

Professional Governmental Underwriters, Inc.

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