ESIS offers workers compensation oversight to Canadian companies

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5, 2007 – ESIS, Inc., a risk management services company of ACE USA, has announced that it will provide dedicated Canadian workers compensation oversight to its clients through its affiliate, ESIS Canada, Inc. ESIS Canada, Inc. will offer reporting services for all new claims to the appropriate Provincial Workers Compensation Board (WCB), including assistance with the filing of all WCB forms. Also included are added-value services for claims management best practices and claims data management, expanded or alternative treatment options for claimants, return to work and light-duty consultation, and review and referral of suspected fraudulent activities.

The announcement comes as ESIS prepares to participate in the upcoming 16th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference and Expo in Chicago, which brings together risk management and insurance professionals from all industries, and showcases innovative and unique aspects of cutting-edge risk management and workers’ compensation initiatives.

According to Steve Lulewicz, Assistant Vice President, ESIS Global Claims Operations, “We’re pleased to provide a service to the Canadian market that will offer Canadian employees and employers added value in managing their workers compensation programs. This new service can complement the relationship our clients already have with the Provincial Workers Compensation Boards, and benefit all stakeholders in their respective programs.”

Mr. Lulewicz adds: “ESIS’ centralized office in Toronto opened in 2006, and is staffed by experienced Canadian claims professionals. ESIS Canada leverages technology to enable risk managers to track the status of claims and view reports that aggregate incidents and outcomes to help identify regions of highest claim activity. Focused on Canadian operations and Canadian claims, ESIS Canada works collaboratively to help our clients identify and overcome the Canadian industry and regulatory issues they face, and provide programs and services to help mitigate risks and reduce losses.”

For more information on ESIS Canada and its suite of products and services, visit www.esis.com.

About ESIS:

Organized in 1953, and in 2006, respectively, ESIS, Inc. and ESIS Canada, Inc. provide sophisticated risk management services designed to help reduce clients’ total cost of loss. They take a holistic approach that blends people, process, and technology to offer programs that are customized to meet each client’s needs. ESIS, a U.S.-based risk management services company, as well as Canadian-based ESIS Canada, are both part of the North American operations of the ACE Group of Companies, headed by ACE Limited. ACE USA, through its underwriting companies, provides insurance products and services throughout the U.S. Additional information about ACE USA and its products and services can be found at www.ace-ina.com. Additional information about ESIS and ESIS Canada and their products and services can be found at www.esis.com. The ACE Group of Companies provides insurance and reinsurance for a diverse group of clients around the world.