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Hiscox launches employment risk management tool with Littler Mendelson

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NEW YORK, May 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today introduced a new, comprehensive online management tool, HR Help, managed by Littler Mendelson (Littler), offering employers resources and guidance on complex and ever-changing employment laws.

HR Help is now available to Hiscox policyholders as part of Hiscox's market-leading Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) coverage. The tool gives Hiscox policyholders access to risk management tools as well as legal advice and resources from Littler, the world's largest employment and labor firm. HR Help contains a compendium of searchable online employment law resources and the ability to connect directly with legal experts at Littler as part of Hiscox's EPLI coverage.

"Employers today face a growing list of challenges in a changing legal environment, ranging from a broader definition of disability and corresponding disability accommodation requirements to the expansion of family leave requirements and many more," said Bertrand Spunberg, Senior Vice President, Practice Leader – Executive Risks, for Hiscox USA. "By joining forces with our partners at Littler, this new tool will give our policyholders unique access to powerful information from both their insurer and a best-in-class legal advisor to effectively manage their employment risks."

Hiscox has a diverse portfolio of insurance products including executive risks, commercial, professional liability, property and specialty coverages, and has offices in New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA and White Plains, NY.

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Hunter Hoffmann
646-442-8341
hunter.hoffmann@hiscox.com

About Hiscox in the U.S.

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). There are three main underwriting parts of the Group – Hiscox London Market, Hiscox UK and Europe and Hiscox International. Hiscox International includes operations in Bermuda, Guernsey and the USA. Hiscox Syndicates Ltd is authorized by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. The ability of syndicates at Lloyd's to do business in the USA, and its territories, is restricted as they are not US-based insurers. Hiscox Underwriting Limited and Hiscox ASM Limited are authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Hiscox Inc., a Delaware corporation headquartered in New York, d/b/a Hiscox Insurance Agency in CA, is a licensed insurance intermediary for admitted and surplus lines business. Hiscox Inc. underwrites on behalf of, and places business with, Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., other domestic insurers, and syndicates at Lloyd's (www.lloyds.com). Hiscox Insurance Company Inc. is a Chicago, IL domiciled insurer which is admitted or licensed to do business in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

CONTACT: Hunter Hoffmann, 646-442-8341

Source:Hiscox Insurance