Insurer sets health focus for pollution cover

ACE group have launched a tailored Healthcare Premises Pollution liability (Healthcare PPL) product to assist medical facilities.

The policy covers pollution and facility-borne illness events for owners, operators and managers of healthcare facilities.

John French, ACE Country President in Australia & New Zealand, says overseas trials have been successful.

“ACE is a leading underwriter of environmental risks across the world. Healthcare PPL has been particularly well-received in the USA for many years,” he says.

“After having successfully trialled it with various brokers and their clients in Australia for the past 12 months, we are confident that Healthcare PPL will meet the needs of a wide array of healthcare facilities throughout the country.”

The coverage includes everything from sudden, accidental and gradual pollution to business interruption and crisis management costs.