Chubb to Offer Enhanced Protection to Customers Traveling Abroad


WEBWIRE – Sunday, January 05, 2014

WARREN, NJ. - The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies will offer access to a travel risk management website to eligible personal, commercial and accident insurance customers.

Managed by Europ Assistance, a global medical, safety and security solutions provider, the online portal includes country and city risk ratings, real-time security alerts, local health, safety and security reports, travel risk mitigation tips, transportation information and several tools to manage medical incidents while traveling.

In the event of a medical emergency almost anywhere in the world, Europ Assistance’s multilingual representatives can be reached 24/7 by telephone or online to provide travelers with:

Referrals to nearby physicians, dentists and medical facilities;
Medical monitoring by professional case managers (including physicians and nurses) to determine if care is appropriate or if evacuation or repatriation is required;
Advance payments to medical providers for covered emergency care; and
Emergency medical evacuation or repatriation.

“Whether you are negotiating a business deal in Shanghai or then meeting your family at the Great Wall, the new online travel risk management portal will supply information to help keep you safe and provide access to critical resources should an emergency arise. This will be a great comfort to travelers, as well as their families and employers,” said Jim Villa, senior vice president of Chubb Accident & Health.

Europ Assistance’s services will be available beginning January 2014, to Chubb’s personal insurance customers with Signature PassportSM policies and commercial customers with Exporters Package Portfolio, World Network or Customarq policies that include foreign voluntary workers compensation, international blanket accident or blanket accident coverage. It also will be available to customers who have a Chubb accident policy with a medical evacuation and repatriation benefit.

About Europ Assistance
Europ Assistance takes care of customers when the unexpected happens, anywhere in the world, providing hands-on assistance to minimize the distress customers face in their time of need. Europ Assistance is the world’s largest individual crisis protection provider with 35 24/7 multilingual assistance centers and a global network of on-the-ground logistical assets at the ready to respond. Europ Assistance USA services more than half of the Fortune 100, providing travel risk management, identity theft protection and beneficiary assistance services. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Europ Assistance USA is part of the Europ Assistance Group.

About Chubb
Since 1882, members of the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies have provided property and casualty insurance products to customers around the globe. These products are offered through a worldwide network of independent agents and brokers. The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies is known for financial strength, underwriting and loss-control expertise, tailoring products for the needs of high-net-worth individuals and commercial customers in niche markets and select industry segments, and outstanding claim service.

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies is the marketing term used to describe several separately incorporated insurance companies under the common ownership of The Chubb Corporation. The Chubb Corporation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and, together with its subsidiaries, employs approximately 10,000 people throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. For more information regarding The Chubb Corporation, including a listing of the insurers in the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, visit www.chubb.com.



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