XL Catlin looks to boost cyber coverage with new policy form

Form created in reaction to new technologies and business models

XL Catlin looks to boost cyber coverage with new policy form

Insurance News

By Lyle Adriano

XL Catlin announced that it has enhanced its Cyber & Technology insurance with a new policy form.

The policy form, CyberRiskConnect, “addresses the rapidly expanding and ever evolving exposures of cyber & technology risk,” a release said.

“Data breaches and cyber threats are increasing in both magnitude and sophistication, as most recently evidenced by Petya and Wannacry,” said XL Catlin Cyber & Technology group chief underwriting officer John Coletti.

“Our daily lives are changing in response to new technologies and business models. While advancements in technology services and products may simplify our personal and professional lives, they also create new exposures, previously not contemplated. As a result, our Cyber & Technology Errors and Omissions Insurance Coverage provides broad coverage to protect against these unprecedented risks.”

CyberRiskConnect includes the following features:
  • All third party insuring agreements now provide expanded coverage for wrongful acts committed by rogue employees, outsourced providers and third parties for whose third party wrongful act an insured is legally responsible.
  • Business Interruption coverage applies after a waiting period while Extra Expense is excess of a dollar retention.
  • The reimbursement period for losses arising from a data breach or cyber-security breach is 18 months.
  • Unlimited reimbursement period for loss of business income. Expanded definition of “outsourced provider” to include any third party contracted to perform any business service on behalf of an insured company.

“We’re committed to making sure our cyber insurance coverage addresses our clients’ changing technology and unique risk profile,” added Coletti. “Our new policy is distinguishable from the competition as it provides more effective resources and latest policy terms to help clients thwart the growing threats associated with the threat of cyber risk.”

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