ACE Group today announced the introduction of a new program for its
U.S.-based clients that offers immediate support after environmental
releases of hazardous materials and other regulated substances. The new
proactive program, ACE ALERTSM (ACE Logistical Environmental
Response Technology), is available 24/7 via mobile application, website
link or toll free number and is designed to help ACE Environmental Risk
clients better manage and potentially contain costs and limit liability
after spills that require cleanup and site remediation.
"We are pleased to be able to offer this innovative program to help with
the mitigation of spill exposures. ACE ALERT is truly an integral part
of the ACE Environmental Risk strategy in regards to providing the
necessary support to our clients in the aftermath of a pollution event,"
said Craig Richardson, Senior Vice President, ACE Environmental Risk.
"The overall addition of this program will help our clients find and
dispatch qualified cleanup contractors, expedite regulatory reporting,
potentially reduce costs associated with environmental releases, and
mitigate potential liability," added Mr. Richardson.
According to Steve Piatkowski, Vice President, ACE Environmental Risk,
"A pollution event at a facility or a diesel-fuel spill resulting from a
transportation accident can spark an expensive chain of events for the
spill generator who is not prepared to deal with the incident quickly
and efficiently. Fines and penalties for failure to comply with spill
reporting regulations can be very costly. Through this new program, we
are able to offer a coordinated solution to help our clients comply with
reporting requirements within a specified time-frame, while also
protecting the overall environment."
ACE ALERT draws from a database of more than 3,500 environmental cleanup
contractors throughout North America who are experienced and equipped to
react to particular kinds of spills. Once an incident is repoted,
clients receive a list of available contractors in the area of the
release and can make a selection to independently contract to engage
their services. Additionally, clients also receive information from a
database that supplies current reporting regulations and contacts for
nearly 30,000 federal, state/provincial and local jurisdictions
throughout North America that require reports from spill generators. The
program is staffed 24 hours a day/7 days a week by multilingual
technical and environmental specialists who are experienced in incident
coordination and regulatory reporting.
Details of the program, which is complimentary for new and current ACE
Environmental Risk clients, including access to the online portal where
ACE Environmental Risk clients can complete their enrollment, is
available at https://ace.spillcenter.net/.
Once enrollment is complete, clients will be able to report an
environmental spill incident either online, by telephone or mobile
device via ACE ALERT app for iPhone, Android and certain Blackberry
model users. For more information regarding the program, contact Steve
Piatkowski at Steven.Piatkowski@acegroup.com
or 215-640-4890 or Bob Winterburn at Robert.Winterburn@esis.com
Reporting a spill using Spill Center services does not constitute the
reporting of a claim in accordance with the terms and conditions of your
policy and nor is it an indication that coverage is available under any
such policy. Any communications in connection with your use of Spill
Center services are not intended to alter, amend or provide interpretive
commentary on any insurance policy contracts. Spill Center is not a
subsidiary or affiliate of ACE Group. ACE Group disclaims all liability,
loss, damages and other costs that may arise out of your use of or
reliance upon any spill reporting services, other services,
communications and representations or warranties made by Spill Center or
ACE Environmental Risk is a division of ACE USA, and part of ACE Group.
ACE Environmental Risk offers a full range of environmental liability
solutions designed to minimize bottom-line impacts, and provide hands-on
management for those liabilities. For more information about ACE
Environmental Risk and its range of products and services, please visit
ACE USA is the U.S.-based retail operating division of ACE Group. ACE
Group is one of the world's largest multiline property and casualty
insurers. With operations in 54 countries, ACE provides commercial and
personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident supplemental
health insurance, reinsurance, and life insurance to a diverse group of
clients. ACE Limited, the parent company of ACE Group, is listed on the
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACE) and is a component of the S&P 500
index. Additional information can be found at www.acegroup.com.
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