Insurance program offered for dental industry

March 13, 2013
Program covers comprehensive property and casualty insurance products and service solutions.

WORCESTER, Massachusetts--Hanover Insurance Group has joined forces with Fortress Insurance Company to offer a program of comprehensive property and casualty insurance products and service solutions to Fortress' insured dentists.

With this specialized offering, two industry-leading insurance companies combine their expertise and capabilities to deliver more value to the dental community. Hanover's products will be distributed solely through Fortress and Hanover's independent agents.

"We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Fortress, who has built a solid reputation as a leader in providing professional liability insurance to the dental community." said Jack Roche, senior vice president, business insurance at Hanover.

"Our program brings the best of both organizations, with an excellent professional liability solution and service coupled with specialized property and casualty insurance offerings."

Hanover offers dentists a group dividend for workers compensation, BOP coverage enhancements, along with value-creating service and risk management solutions. Hanover and Fortress will work closely to help ensure seamless claims handling.

The insurance offering for this program include the following unique coverage enhancements:

* Worker's Compensation group dividend program, exclusive to the program
* Replacement cost +15% for defined dental equipment
* Broad form water damage
* Identity theft cost reimbursement
* Increased electronic data, virus and hacking coverage
* Valuable papers redefined to include dental records
* Optional Per Diem form

"We are excited about this program, which builds on Fortress' already exceptional products and service," said William C. Passolt, president and chief executive officer at Fortress.

"By delivering this powerful and comprehensive program exclusively through experienced Fortress agents, we are providing a win-win for our dental policyholders."

Fortress provides professional liability insurance products and risk management education and tools for dentists.

"As an agent who specializes in protecting dental practices, I applaud The Hanover and Fortress for offering a competitive differentiator to agents looking to deliver more value to our customers," said Troy Lamb, agent with A.J. Gallagher. "I am excited to offer these products to my clients."

The new program is available to dentists only through agents who represent Fortress and Hanover.

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