Hiscox and Rocket Lawyer Partner to Provide Small Businesses Insurance and Legal Coverage

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hiscox, the insurer providing US small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized business insurance online or over the phone, today announced a partnership with Rocket LawyerTM, the fastest growing online legal service, to provide small businesses with both the insurance and legal advice they need to grow. In addition to Hiscox's specialized insurance policies for small businesses, Hiscox customers will also have access to step-by-step legal documents and affordable attorney services from Rocket Lawyer, which have already helped over 20 million individuals and small businesses. Rocket Lawyer members get pre-negotiated rates with attorneys in the Rocket Lawyer On Call® network, saving them forty percent off standard attorney fees.

"Rocket Lawyer is a dependable and trusted partner with a record of helping small businesses with their legal needs," said Kevin Kerridge, Hiscox small business insurance expert. "Hiscox knows that legal issues are one of the most frequent causes of small business failures. Our partnership with Rocket Lawyer will help our customers get the legal advice they need along with specialized insurance coverage for their industry from Hiscox."

The partnership with Rocket Lawyer is part of Hiscox's suite of solutions for small businesses including workers' compensation insurance through EMPLOYERS®, an explanation of contract insurance requirements and the Hiscox small business blog with advice on all aspects of starting and running a business.

"Setting up your small business for success means protecting what you've built," said Charley Moore, Founder and Executive Chairman of Rocket Lawyer. "With Hiscox, our members can access specialized small business insurance protection, and now Hiscox customers can get affordable legal guidance at every turn through Rocket Lawyer. It's a win-win for small businesses."

Hiscox specializes in insurance for small business owners, such as professional liability (errors and omissions insurance) and commercial general liability customized for a range of fields including IT, consulting, marketing, photography, real estate, beauty and health.

Hiscox offers business insurance quotes direct and online in real-time along with other business liability insurance products, such as business owners policies. Since launching their ground-breaking online service in the US in 2010, Hiscox has received an average customer service rating of 4.8 out of 5, and 96% of those surveyed would recommend Hiscox.

About Rocket Lawyer™

At Rocket Lawyer, we believe everyone deserves easy and affordable legal services. Since 2008 we've helped over 20 million families and small businesses take care of their legal matters -- so they can focus on what really matters. From free legal documents to discounted rates from outstanding attorneys, we're here to help every step of the way. For more information on Rocket Lawyer, please visit http://www.rocketlawyer.com and follow Rocket Lawyer on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

About Hiscox Small Business Insurance

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, is headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Hiscox is the first company in the U.S. to offer insurance for small professional services businesses direct, online, and in real-time. We provide professional liability, general liability and business owner's insurance, underwritten by Chicago-based Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., which is rated 'A' (Excellent) by A.M. Best Company. Additional information can be found on the Why Choose Hiscox? page. Coverages are subject to underwriting and may not be available in all states.
Hiscox also provides professional liability, property and specialty insurance to US businesses through US-based brokers. This communication does not constitute a solicitation of business by Hiscox's syndicates at Lloyd's, London.

To learn more about Hiscox Small Business Insurance, visit http://www.hiscoxusa.com/small-business-insurance/ or speak with a Hiscox licensed advisor at (888) 283-7545 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM EST).

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CONTACT: Hunter Hoffmann (646) 442-8341 hunter.hoffmann@hiscox.com Katherine McGann (203) 254-1300, ext 249 kmcgann@prosek.com Chris Brown (203) 254-1300, ext 206 cbrown@prosek.comSource:Hiscox Insurance