Starr Insurance Companies Extends Defense Base Act Coverage to Small Contractors

August 2, 2019

Starr Wright Insurance Agency, Inc. (Starr Wright USA), a division of Starr Insurance Companies, has a launched a distribution channel for Starr Insurance Companies’ Defense Base Act insurance coverage, specifically to serve the needs of small federal government contractors.

The coverage includes statutory federal workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance for contractors working abroad and can be purchased directly through the website.

According to Reggie Gibbs, president of Starr Wright USA, the ability to purchase online will benefit the smaller federal government contractors who previously might not have been able to easily access this coverage.

Starr has also simplified the application process for all full or part-time federal contractors. It takes about five minutes to apply.

Medical evacuation and transportation services provided by World Travel Protection Pty Ltd. are also included in some coverages.

In addition to workers’ compensation and employers’ liability insurance, Starr Wright USA offers foreign voluntary workers’ compensation, accident & health, and kidnap ransom & extortion coverages.

Starr Insurance Companies (or Starr) is a marketing name for the operating insurance and travel assistance companies and subsidiaries of Starr International Company, Inc. and for the investment business of C. V. Starr & Co., Inc. and its subsidiaries. Starr provides property, casualty, and accident and health insurance products as well as a range of specialty coverages including aviation, marine, energy and excess casualty insurance.

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