ACE INA Canada Announces Opening of ESIS(R) Canada Office in Toronto; A Claims Administrator Offering Customized Claims and Risk Control Solutions

TORONTO, Sept. 14 2006 – ESIS, Inc., (“ESIS”) a risk management services company, today announced the opening of ESIS Canada, Inc. (“ESIS Canada”). ESIS Canada, based in Toronto, will offer U.S., and Canadian-based clients access to superior claims management and a wide range of risk control programs and services that meet each customer’s unique needs.

“ESIS Canada is focused on North American companies with Canadian operations and their claims and risk control needs. We’re proud of our centrally-managed operation in Toronto and our staff of experienced Canadian professionals,” said Steven Young, Director, ESIS Canada. “ESIS Canada clients will benefit from the experience of our people. They know how to address the industry specific issues Canadian companies face.”

According to Daniel Courtemanche, President & Chief Executive Officer, ACE Canada, “Today’s risk managers need sophisticated business partners who understand all aspects of their industry and their operating environment. When selecting a claims administrator, they demand partners who provide active oversight to ensure claim-handling instructions and best practices are followed. And, when selecting a safety consultant, they want one who understands their business and can help them assess and mitigate their risks. ESIS fits the bill.”

ESIS technology is a key to success. Global RiskAdvantage(R), which is ESIS’ own RMIS system, gives clients access to consolidated claims information that is updated on a daily basis. This is important to today’s risk managers who are strategic in their thinking and constantly looking for ways to stay on top of their claims. ESIS e-risk MANAGER(SM) is another tool used by risk managers to reduce costs and manage compliance with internal and external
protocols. “ESIS technologies are particularly helpful for managing remote locations as the systems operate on a global platform that integrates data,” said Mr. Young. “We understand the challenges risk managers face and have worked to ensure our applications support consistency across sites and exposures.”

Organized in 1953, ESIS, Inc. (ESIS) provides sophisticated risk management services designed to help reduce our clients’ total cost of loss. ESIS takes a holistic approach and offers claims professionals and best practices, risk control services, and technology tools customized to meet each client’s needs. ESIS is part of the ACE Group of Companies, headed by ACE Limited (NYSE: ACE). ACE Limited is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A+ (Strong) by Standard & Poor’s. The ACE Group of Companies provides insurance and reinsurance for a diverse group of clients around the world. Additional information about the ACE Group of Companies can be found at

ACE Canada is a member of the ACE Group of Companies. ACE Canada provides commercial property and casualty products and services throughout Canada. Additional information on ACE Canada and its life company affiliate, ACE INA Life Insurance, can be found at

For further information: Media Contacts: Lynn Woodburn, ACE Canada Communications, (416) 594-3032, [email protected]; Carla Ferrara, ACE INA Communications, (215) 640-4744, [email protected]; For more information on ESIS Canada and the ESIS entire suite of claims and risk control services, contact Steve Young at (416) 216-2872 or visit