Travelers Launches New Products for Mid-Sized Commercial Printers

April 25, 2007

Travelers Commercial Accounts introduced a suite of coverages designed for mid-sized commercial printers who typically generate more than $15 million in sales. The new product is the latest addition to IndustryEdge, Travelers industry-focused suite of products sold within Commercial Accounts.

This new product suite addresses the coverage implications of the many technological changes that have become critical to the printing industry. Until recently, the primary exposure associated with a printer was an error or omission in the materials being printed for a customer, and any ensuing financial harm. While that exposure remains today, the printer’s current product is often intangible electronic data that – likewise – can cause financial harm if not handled properly. In this new digital environment, printers will often be in possession of electronic files, valuable photos and designs belonging to their customers, for the purposes of using them in the printing process. Such intangible property can have substantial value and require considerable effort to recreate. So intangible property – such as electronic data, of others in the care, custody or control of the printer for the purposes of printing services – as well as tangible property, now present significant perils for today’s printers.

Travelers new printers E&O form addresses this new risk while also providing a number of important coverages for printers, including the following:

— Separate limit set for correction of work & product recall – including cost to repair, replace or recreate electronic data as part of insured’s printing services or products.

— Broadened definition of printing services or products, to include electronic data that is intended to be printed.

— Coverage for subcontractors working on the insured’s behalf for damages from wrongful acts.

— Prior acts coverage to address accounts transitioning from claims-made policies.

— Definition of damages includes the cost or expense to repair, replace or recreate electronic data of others

— Worldwide coverage territory, if suit is brought in the U.S., Puerto Rico or Canada.

Source: Travelers,

Topics Commercial Lines Business Insurance New Markets

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