General Star Management Co. has launched a “design professionals liability hotline” as an enhancement to its architects & engineers program, which is handled exclusively by program administrator Professional Coverage Managers in New York. Underwritten by the Professional E&O Division, coverage is written by General Star Indemnity Co. or General Star National Insurance Co.
The Hotline services consist of two main features: pre-claims assistance and contract reviews.
Pre-claim assistance can be obtained by calling a dedicated toll-free number or via an email address, in order to deliver quick access to a sounding board to discuss problems or an incident that has already occurred. Contract reviews will focus on five categories of “hot item” clauses typically found in A&E contracts.
In addition to these two main features, policyholders can access the hotline for advice regarding risk management, claims handling, and responding to subpoenas.
General Star National Insurance Co. is licensed in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and all states except Connecticut, where it is an eligible surplus lines insurer. General Star Indemnity Co. is an eligible surplus lines insurer in the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and all states except Connecticut, where it operates as a licensed insurer. Insurance is placed with the General Star companies by licensed wholesale brokers and, for risks that qualify, by licensed surplus lines brokers.