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Marsh Launches Catastrophic Cyber Policy For Large Companies

$100 million self-insured retention

Bob Parisi
Network Security and Privacy Practice Leader

Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), announced the launch of a new cyber insurance policy that provides catastrophic protection for large companies seeking to better manage the growing threat of a cyber-related data disruption or unplanned technology outage.

Underwritten by leading cyber insurers and sold exclusively through Marsh, Cyber-CAT offers limits of more than $300 million in coverage above a minimum $100 million self-insured retention. In addition to high capacity, Cyber-CAT provides coverage over and above what standard cyber insurance policies offer including physical property damage resulting from a system failure.

“The costs associated with a major cyber-event or technology disruption can run into the hundreds of millions of dollars for large companies – even those with little to no ‘typical’ privacy exposure,” said Bob Parisi, Marsh’s Network Security and Privacy Practice Leader. “While many of these larger companies have sought protection from the cyber insurance market, coverage to date has often been insufficient. With Cyber-CAT, Marsh is able to offer the largest companies access to enhanced levels of coverage for the catastrophic data and technology risks they face, while also allowing them to manage the risk in a manner consistent with how they approach other operational risks.”

Cyber-CAT can be customized to include any or all of the following coverages:
Privacy and security liability.
Information assets.
Business interruption coverage, including extra expense.
Cyber extortion.
Criminal reward fund.
Crisis and event management.
More detailed information on the cyber risk landscape and key coverage elements of Marsh’s new propriety policy can be found in the Cyber-CAT brochure.

About Marsh
Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. We help clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk. We have approximately 27,000 colleagues working together to serve clients in more than 100 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital.

With more than 54,000 employees worldwide and approximately $12 billion in annual revenue, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer, a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investment consulting; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. Follow Marsh on Twitter @MarshGlobal.

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