XL Group enhances Employment Practices Liability Insurance for Privately Owned Businesses with a New Risk Management Helpline
Hartford, connecticut - February 10, 2014
XL Group’s Private Commercial Insurance team has partnered with Enquiron™ to deliver the XL Employment Risk Management HELPLINE giving many XL Group’s Private Commercial Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) clients easy access to Human Resource advice and best practices. Policyholders can benefit from expert guidance to proactively avoid human resource-related errors that can be expensive in terms of time and money. In recent years, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported significant increases in job bias charges, resulting in millions of dollars in monetary recovery from employers. XL recognizes these challenges and is proud to now provide the XL Employment Risk Management HELPLINE solution to help avoid costly scenarios. Through the XL Employment Risk Management HELPLINE’s phone service, online portal and monthly HR Express Updates, XL Group’s Private Commercial clients are offered risk management guidance to avoid costly EPLI claims. Expert advice is available on more than 50 HR topics, among them Hour & Wage, American Disabilities Act (ADA), termination, and hiring practices. “XL Group is excited to partner with Enquiron for this industry-leading EPL risk management solution that offers our clients added protection with their EPLI policies", says Paul Rowe, Vice President of XL Group’s Private Commercial business. “This new services will be invaluable to our clients, directing them to pre-qualified experts who can help them strengthen their HR policies and procedures to avoid claims of harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other wrongful employment decisions.” “For small and mid-size companies, a costly workplace lawsuit jeopardizes reputation and their future viability,” says Bruce Simmons, XL Group’s Private Commercial Product Manager. “That’s why we’re pleased to provide our clients with both comprehensive insurance coverage to address EPLI-related expenses as well as a tool, like HELPLINE, that can help avoid adverse employee claims altogether.” For more information please visit www.xlhelpline.com/overview. XL Group’s Private Commercial unit offers a broad suite of management liability coverages, including EPLI and D&O tailored for small and mid-size private companies. About XL Group plc’s Insurance Operations XL Group plc’s insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com/insurance About XL Group plc XL Group plc (NYSE: XL), through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit xlgroup.com XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s insurance and reinsurance subsidiaries. About Enquiron™ Enquiron™, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, provides consultative business solutions to employers in all 50 states, across various industries, sectors and sizes. Since 1996, Enquiron has revolutionized the way that services impacting HR, Employment Law, Healthcare, and more are delivered to and utilized by employers. Enquiron has locations across the United States and is a trusted partner to organizations who need specific answers to specific questions.
Christine WeirskyCommunication Director, North America