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CNA Launches Admitted Product Liability Policy for Life Sciences

CNA today announced the launch of a new admitted product liability policy offering for the life sciences market. This product launch makes CNA one of only a handful of carriers to offer life sciences companies an admitted and non-admitted coverage option for product and professional liability needs.

CHICAGO, May 5, 2015 — CNA today announced the launch of a new admitted product liability policy offering for the life sciences market. This product launch makes CNA one of only a handful of carriers to offer life sciences companies an admitted and non-admitted coverage option for their product and professional liability needs.

The Life Sciences Products-Work Hazard policy form provides broad, flexible, claims-made product liability coverage on a worldwide basis. Coverage can be expanded to include professional and technology liability on a combined, endorsed form. Limits of liability of up to $10 million in the aggregate are available. With minimum premiums now as low as $2,500, CNA’s coverage is more accessible to smaller risks. The new policy is currently available in approximately 30 states with filings pending in additional states.

“By offering life sciences companies the choice of either an admitted or non-admitted option for primary coverage, we can better serve this market’s product and professional liability needs, particularly those of smaller emerging life science companies” said Ryann H. Elliot, vice president, underwriting. “Often, smaller life sciences companies do not address their potential product and professional insurance needs because their product is either in the pre-clinical or clinical trial phase, or they’ve been put off by the cost of the insurance. Now they have an admitted option with a lower cost of entry available from a company that has served the Life Science industry insurance needs for more than 20 years.”

CNA is a market-leading provider of insurance solutions to life sciences companies. This diverse sector includes companies, distributors and wholesalers involved in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products; biotechnology and biosimilar products; medical devices; research, development and clinical trials for pharmaceutical drugs, biologics and medical devices; contract research organizations; and university-based medical centers and other independent facilities engaged in clinical trials.

For more information about CNA’s Life Sciences Products – Work Hazard Liability policy form, please contact Steven Pendergast, associate vice president and industry leader at 631-845-3666 or Jim Craig, associate vice president and industry leader at 312-822-1651. You can also visit www.cna.com/lifesciences for more information.

Serving businesses and professionals since 1897, CNA is the country’s eighth largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA's services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com.  Please remember that only the relevant insurance policy can provide the actual terms, coverages, amounts, conditions and exclusions for an insured. All products and services may not be available in all states and may be subject to change without notice. "CNA" is a service mark registered by CNA Financial Corporation with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Certain CNA Financial Corporation subsidiaries use the "CNA" service mark in connection with insurance underwriting and claims activities.

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