AIG Finalizing Transition to Affirmative Cyber Coverage Across Global Commercial Lines

Welcome clarification about what is, and what is not covered under your insurance policy. AIG is the 800lb gorilla in this space so expect to see others following their lead…:

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) today announced that as of January 2020 virtually all of its commercial property and casualty insurance policies will begin affirmatively covering or excluding physical and non-physical cyber exposures, addressing market concerns that traditional commercial insurance policies across the industry – from property to general liability – are often silent about cyber coverage.

For more than 20 years, AIG has offered specific, standalone cyber insurance products that provide a high-level of coverage clarity to clients in the event of a cyber security breach. As the cyber threat has grown in the last five years, AIG has been drawing on that expertise to provide more holistic cyber coverage for clients across standard commercial insurance lines and to incorporate affirmative cyber coverage into traditional P&C policies on a product-by-product basis.

“AIG believes P&C policies globally should be clear about the cyber coverage they provide. For the most part, across the industry, typical P&C policies have not been written to adequately deal with cyber exposure,” said Tracie Grella, Global Head of Cyber Insurance. “As we shift to affirmative cyber coverages and exclusions, our clients can more closely consider the cyber peril they face and evaluate how that exposure impacts coverages and policies across their enterprise.”


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