Agreement to provide errors and omissions insurance program for dentists announced

Jan. 6, 2010
XL Insurance and Dentists National Insurance Group partner to offer program.

EXTON, Pennsylvania, and CORAL SPRINGS, Florida--XL Insurance, the global insurance operations of XL Capital Ltd., has announced a new underwriting agreement with Dentists National Insurance Group to provide a comprehensive dentists' errors and omissions insurance program.

Don Allard, chief underwriting officer of XL Insurance's Select Professional group, said: "XL Insurance works with program managers, like Dentists National Insurance Group, who have dedicated and proven expertise in industry-specific professional liability markets. We're pleased to team up with Dentists National to offer one of the most comprehensive approaches to address dentists' E&O concerns."

Added Frank Palermo, XL Insurance's senior underwriter: "Dentists National's underwriting expertise, backed by our financial strength, will serve dentists' E&O needs well by providing quality coverage. They add further value to this program by offering practice management guidance and claims management to help dentists actively manage their exposures."

Michael Peterman, president and CEO of Dentists National Insurance Group, said, "E&O insurance provides dentists with essential financial protection to safeguard their livelihoods. We believe, however, that offering our clients' effective guidance on practice management and 24/7 expert claims assistance strengthens our insurance program. We're excited to team up with XL Insurance which shares our commitment to offering quality service as well as comprehensive coverage. We're looking forward to a very productive relationship."

Dentists National's E&O program, designed for dental offices with 20 or fewer dentists in the practice, is available through retail agents nationwide. The program is provided by XL Insurance's Greenwich Insurance Company, an admitted primary insurance company, and is available with limits of liability to $5 million.

Policies are available on an occurrence or claims-made basis. Among the coverage options available are HIPAA defense coverage, disciplinary action, medical waste legal defense, medical payment coverage, defense assistance reimbursement, military leave or disability, and optional practice liability.

XL Insurance's Select Professional unit works with program managers to provide professional liability protection to small to mid-size service firms including lawyers, real estate agents, insurance agents and other service providers.

More information about Dentists National Insurance Group is available at Dentists National Insurance Group.

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