XL Group Ltd Legal Notices
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It is your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of any opinions, advice, services or other information provided. All information contained on any page of this website is distributed with the understanding that the authors, publishers and distributors are not rendering legal, accounting or other professional advice or opinions on specific facts or matters and accordingly assume no liability whatsoever in connection with its use. Consult your legal or tax advisor regarding your specific situation.
In no event shall XL Group Ltd and its related, affiliated and subsidiary companies be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising from the use of the information on this website.
Risk Engineering Disclaimer
XL Catlin and/or Global Asset Protection Services, LLC (“GAP Services”) provides loss prevention and risk assessment reports and other loss prevention services for policyholders, as requested. Documents created by XL Catlin and/or GAPS including reports, letters e-mails, publications, etc. are based upon conditions and practices observed and the data made available at the time of its collection Our personnel, publications, services, and surveys do not address life safety or third party liability issues, unless otherwise stated in writing. This document shall not be construed as indicating the existence or availability under any policy of coverage for any particular property or type of loss or damage. The provision of any service does not imply that every possible hazard has been identified at a facility or that no other hazards exist. XL Catlin nor GAPS Services assumes, and shall have no liability for the control, correction, continuation or modification of any existing conditions or operations. XL Catlin and GAPS Services specifically disclaim any warranty or representation that compliance with any advice or recommendation in any document or other communication will make a facility or operation safe or healthful, or put it in compliance with any standard, code, law, rule or regulation. Our loss control service is advisory only and should not interpreted as legal advice. Save where expressly agreed in writing, XL Catlin and GAPS Services disclaim all liability for loss or damage suffered by any party arising out of or in connection with this letter, including indirect or consequential loss or damage, howsoever arising. Any party who chooses to rely in any way on the contents of this document does so at their own risk.
XL Catlin, Make Your World Go and the XL Catlin logo are trademarks of XL Group Ltd companies. XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Ltd’s (re) insurance subsidiaries. In the US, the insurance companies of XL Group Ltd are: Greenwich Insurance Company, XL Specialty Insurance Company, Indian Harbor Insurance Company and XL Insurance America, Inc. In Canada, coverages are written by XL Specialty Insurance Company – Canadian Branch.
Licenses and Regulatory Information
XL Group Ltd’s insurance, reinsurance and financial products and services companies are licensed or otherwise approved to transact business in various countries and various states of the United States. All products and services referred to are subject to underwriting requirements. Certain products and services described on this website are not available to all users because of insurance regulatory restrictions. Availability varies by jurisdiction.
US- and Canada-Issued Insurance Policies
XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Ltd’s insurance subsidiaries. In the US, the insurance companies of XL Group Ltd are: Catlin Indemnity Company, Catlin Insurance Company, Inc., Catlin Specialty Insurance Company, Greenwich Insurance Company, Indian Harbor Insurance Company, XL Insurance America, Inc., XL Insurance Company of New York, Inc., and XL Specialty Insurance Company. In Canada, coverages are underwritten by XL Specialty Insurance Company - Canadian Branch. Coverages may also be underwritten by Lloyd’s Syndicate #2003. Coverages underwritten by Lloyd’s Syndicate #2003 are placed on behalf of the member of Syndicate #2003 by Catlin Canada Inc. Lloyd’s ratings are independent of XL Catlin. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions.
The information contained on this website is intended for informational purposes only. Insurance coverage in any particular case will depend on the type of policy in effect; the terms, conditions and exclusions in any such policy and the facts of each unique situation. We make no representation that any specific insurance coverage would apply in the circumstances outlined on this website. Please refer to the individual policy forms for specific coverage details.
XL London Market Ltd and Other Lloyd’s Operations
US entities please note:
Underwriters at Lloyd's of London ("Underwriters") are licensed only in Kentucky, Illinois and the US Virgin Islands but are approved surplus lines insurers in all other US jurisdictions. Insurance policies issued by Underwriters are not protected or guaranteed by state insurance guaranty associations or insolvency funds.
Coverage is available through licensed surplus lines brokers or directly, subject to the limitations of your state’s laws. Persons or companies seeking to obtain coverage directly should become familiar with state laws governing the placement of insurance risks with non-admitted insurers. A number of jurisdictions have industrial insured exemptions or large commercial insured exemptions, which govern direct placements. Typically, these require an insured to have a full-time insurance risk manager or a continuously retained insurance consultant and a minimum number of employees and amount of annual premium.
In many jurisdictions, direct and/or industrial insured placements are subject to reporting and taxation requirements. Generally, such requirements are the responsibility of the insured.
Because insurance laws governing surplus lines and direct and industrial insured placements vary among jurisdictions with regard to the requirements and obligations of the insured and any broker or consultant involved, you should carefully review a jurisdiction's laws before deciding which procedure to undertake.
Non-US entities please note:
Visit http://www.lloyds.com to see where Underwriters at Lloyd's of London are licensed.
New York Domestic Violence Notice
Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence Under New York Insurance Law §2612
New York Insurance Law §2612 provides important protections to persons who may be subject to domestic violence. These protections include prohibiting an individual, insurer or entity supervised by the Department of Financial Services, solely because a person is or has been a victim of domestic violence, from:
- Refusing to issue or renew, deny or cancel any insurance policy or contract,
- Demanding or requiring a greater premium or payment from any person,
- Designating domestic violence as a preexisting condition for which coverage will be denied or reduced, and
- Using the fact that a person is or has been a victim of domestic violence as an underwriting criterion.
New York Insurance Law 2612 also requires that certain insurers establish procedures to protect and limit access to certain personal information related to a victim of domestic violence.
New York Insurance Law 2612 provides that, if any person covered by an insurance policy issued to another person who is the policyholder, or if any person covered under a group policy delivers to the insurer that issued the policy, a valid order of protection against the policyholder or other person, then the insurer is prohibited for the duration of the order from disclosing to the policyholder or other person the address and telephone number of the insured, or of any person or entity providing covered services to the insured. If a child is a covered person, then the right may be asserted by the child’s parent or guardian.
New York Insurance Law 2612 also requires a health insurer, as defined in that section of the law to include an accident and health insurer, to accommodate a reasonable request made by a person covered by an insurance policy to receive communications of claim-related information by alternative means or at alternative locations if the person clearly states that disclosure of the information could endanger the person. If the covered person is a child, then the right may be asserted by the child’s parent or guardian. The law further provides that, except with the express consent of the person making the request, a health insurer may not disclose to the policyholder: (1) the address, telephone number, or any other personally identifying information of the person who has made the request or child for whose benefit a request was made; (2) the nature of the health care services provided; or (3) the name or address of the provider of covered services.
Procedure to Make a Request:
To submit a valid court order of protection and/or request to receive communications of claim-related information by alternate means or at alternate locations to the XL Group Ltd. of Insurance Companies (hereinafter XL), please use the home address or visit our Claims page to email us.
Home Office Address: Seaview House, 70 Seaview Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902
1. policy information if available;
2. any alternative address, telephone number or other method of contact; and
3. a valid court order of protection issued by a New York State Court and/or a statement that disclosure of claim-related information could endanger the person seeking confidentiality.
To revoke a request, please also include a sworn statement that confidentiality is no longer necessary.
New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline:
For further information about domestic violence, you may contact the New York State Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline by calling 1-800-942-6906, English & Español/Multi-language Accessibility. Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 711
In NYC: 1-800-621-HOPE (4673) or dial 311 TDD: 1-800-810-7444
Some of the links available to you through this website will direct you away from XL's website. XL Group Ltd cannot guarantee that the hyperlinks on this website will be accurate at the time of your access. Third-party websites accessed through these hyperlinks are developed and maintained by person(s) over whom XL Group Ltd has no control. We cannot and do not monitor the websites linked to from our website. Accordingly, XL Group Ltd assumes no responsibility for the content of any website referenced by any hyperlink or otherwise. XL Group Ltd believes that making available hyperlinks to publicly accessible websites and newsgroups is legally permissible and consistent with the common, customary expectations of those who use the Internet. These links are provided only for your convenience, and their inclusion does not constitute or imply our approval or endorsement of the websites or their content.
All intellectual property rights—including copyrights, database rights, first publication rights, patents, trademarks and know-how—on this website and in the content published on this website, unless otherwise indicated, are owned either by XL Group Ltd or its related, affiliated and subsidiary companies or made available to us under license by third parties. This website and all content published on this website, unless otherwise indicated, is protected by copyright. All trademarks and devices displayed on this website, unless otherwise indicated, are owned by XL Group Ltd companies and/or our licensors and may be registered in jurisdictions across the world. Except as provided below, any use or reproduction of these trademarks and devices is prohibited.
Subject to any prohibitions stated on third-party websites accessible via hyperlinks on the website, you may view the content published on this website and are welcome to print hard copies of material on it for your personal or internal business purposes. You are also entitled to download certain files from this website made available for this purpose, which you may then use for your personal or internal business purposes. All other copying is strictly prohibited.
XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Ltd’s insurance and reinsurance companies.
“XL,” “Make Your World Go,” “XL Group” and our logo are registered trademarks, together with the XL Catlin trademark, owned by XL Group companies and may be registered in jurisdictions across the world.
Press Releases and Investor Relations Materials
All press releases and other investor relations materials on this website speak only as of their original dates. These materials were, to the best of XL Group Ltd's knowledge, timely and accurate when issued. However, the passage of time can render information obsolete, and you should not rely on the continued accuracy of any such material beyond the date of issuance.
XL Group Ltd does not assume any duty of disclosure beyond that which is imposed by law and, except as required by law, expressly disclaims any responsibility to update any information set forth in its filings with the US Securities and Exchange Commission or contained in the other materials provided on this website. You should carefully check the dates of issuance of the materials contained on this website.
Terms for XL Group RSS feeds
Subject to the disclaimers in these legal notices, you may use the RSS feeds from our websites. The contents of our websites are protected by the relevant copyright laws and international copyright treaties, and all title, ownership and intellectual property rights remain the property of XL Group Ltd. We require proper attribution whenever you use contents from an XL Group website on your website. We may restrict, modify, suspend or terminate your access to these feeds, in whole or in part, at any time, without liability. We reserve the right to ask that you remove contents on your website that were derived, copied or otherwise adapted from our website.
You should be aware that the Internet, being an open network, is not secure. If you choose to send any electronic communications to us by means of this website (whether by means of email or messages posted on the website), you do so at your own risk. XL Group Ltd cannot guarantee that such communications will not be intercepted or changed or that they will reach the intended recipients safely.
XL Group Ltd will use all reasonable endeavors to ensure that this website is reasonably secure. However, we cannot guarantee that any information displayed on this website has not been interfered with without our consent.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements that are not historical facts—including statements about our beliefs, plans or expectations—are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and expectations, all of which involve risk and uncertainty. Statements that include the words “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “project,” “anticipate,” “will” or “may,” or similar statements of a future or forward-looking nature, identify forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those included in such forward-looking statements, and therefore you should not place undue reliance on them. A non-exclusive list of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements includes (a) changes in the size of XL’s claims relating to natural or man-made catastrophe losses due to the preliminary nature of some reports and estimates of loss and damage to date; (b) trends in rates for property and casualty insurance and reinsurance; (c) the timely and full recoverability of reinsurance placed by XL with third parties or other amounts due to XL; (d) changes in ratings or rating agency policies and practices; (e) changes in the projected amount of ceded reinsurance recoverables; (f) XL’s ability to successfully implement its business strategy, especially during a “soft” market cycle; (g) greater frequency or severity of claims and loss activity than XL’s underwriting, reserving or investment practices anticipate based on historical experience or industry data; (h) changes in general economic conditions, including the effects of inflation and changes in interest rates, credit spreads, foreign currency exchange rates and future volatility in the world’s credit, financial and capital markets that adversely affect the performance and valuation of XL’s investments or access to such markets; (i) developments, including uncertainties related to the ability of eurozone countries to service existing debt obligations, the strength of the euro as a currency and the financial condition of counterparties, reinsurers and other companies that are at risk of bankruptcy and affect XL’s business; (j) the impact of downgrades of US securities by credit rating agencies or the European sovereign debt crisis and the resulting effect on the value of securities in our investment portfolio or posted as collateral by and to us; (k) the potential for changes to methodologies, estimations and assumptions that underlie the valuation of XL’s financial instruments that could result in changes to investment valuations; (l) changes to XL’s assessment as to whether it is more likely than not that it will be required to sell, or changes to its intent to sell, available-for-sale debt securities before their anticipated recovery; (m) the ability of XL’s subsidiaries to pay dividends to XL Group Ltd and XLIT Ltd.; (n) the potential effect of regulatory developments in the jurisdictions in which XL operates, including regulatory developments that could impact the financial markets or increase XL’s business costs and required capital levels; (o) changes in applicable tax laws, tax treaties or tax regulations or the interpretation or enforcement thereof; and (p) the other factors set forth in XL’s reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and other documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. XL undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.
XL intends to use this website as a means of disclosing material non-public information and complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Any such disclosures will be included on the website in the Investor Relations section. Accordingly, investors should monitor the Investor Relations section of XL's website in addition to following its press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts.
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Updated: July 25, 2016