The Hanover Expands Management Liability in West; Partners with Law Firm

March 31, 2010

The Hanover Insurance Group Inc. is expanding the services it provides within its management liability practice.

The new services include a partnership with Jackson Lewis, an employment practices and labor relations firm, and the addition of a dedicated team of management liability experts in the West.

Earlier in the year, the company unveiled a suite of management liability solutions within the Hanover Profession Portfolio, including a specialty capability to protect private companies against a growing number of financial exposures.

The insurer said its arrangement with Jackson Lewis will enable its independent agents to provide more value to clients who have employment practices liability coverage written with The Hanover, by offering them access to Jackson Lewis’ network of roughly 600 labor and employment lawyers.

The new partnership provides The Hanover’s EPL customers direct access to Jackson Lewis through a telephone hotline, where they can ask questions regarding the prevention of employment and labor issues, including sexual harassment, job discrimination and wrongful termination. At the same time, they can call for advice should an issue develop. EPL customers also will gain access to Jackson Lewis bulletins online, reviewing trends and developments in labor and employment law in practical, straight-forward terms. And, when new legislative developments arise–both locally and nationally– new bulletins will be posted.

The company has also added a management liability practice in San Francisco to complement its teams in Chicago and Philadelphia.

The new team includes Eric Schuler, director of underwriting. He is responsible for leading the company’s management liability team in San Francisco. Prior to joining The Hanover, Schuler served as regional vice president, management solutions group at Zurich North America. Schuler has appointed John Dulay and Colin Lyons, as senior underwriters to support the management liability business from San Francisco, as well.

The Hanover offers management liability and employment practices coverage through the Hanover Professional Portfolio.

Source: The Hanover

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