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The ASME Cyber Liability and Data Breach Response Program*

Any business handling customer data will, sooner or later, be confronted with the challenge of a data breach. It’s not a matter of “if” but “when”.

Information exposures are difficult to control and subject to many different types of loss events. Even with the best systems, controls, personnel and procedures in place, no firm is immune: It only takes a small human error, one lost laptop, or a clever hacker to compromise client records and wreak havoc on your organization.

Investigating and responding to an incident can be complex and costly even before legal defense expenses and regulatory fines and penalties begin to accrue. An effective data breach response is a complicated process. It is fast moving and involves a carefully coordinated set of decisions. Forty-eight states have enacted security breach notification legislation. The law varies by state and notification to affected individuals in some states is no later than 45 days.

And the stakes are high. After a breach you’re fighting to protect your reputation. If they don’t think your business can be trusted, the very future of your company may be at risk. A data breach is not a learning opportunity – you have too much to lose to risk mishandling it.

*May not be available in all states.

Beazley is unique among insurers in having a dedicated business unit, BBR Services, which focuses exclusively on helping clients manage incidents successfully.

BBR Services is a dedicated team of cyber breach professionals who assist BBR policyholders at every stage of incident investigation and breach response. They coordinate the carefully vetted forensics experts and specialized lawyers to help you establish what’s been compromised; assess your responsibility; and notify those individuals affected. In addition, BBR Services coordinates credit or identity monitoring for your customers and PR advice to help you safeguard your reputation.

Beazley also indemnifies your losses from lawsuits or regulatory actions, the risk of which may be reduced by a well-coordinated breach response but can never be completely eliminated. Beazley’s claims team has been at the forefront of defending clients in the developing and evolving legal arena of privacy class actions and regulatory investigations arising from cyber breaches.

Beazley invented this comprehensive approach. To date Beazley has helped more than 8,000 clients manage breaches swiftly and successfully.

Privacy breach response service

  • Legal and computer forensic services from a panel of experts to help determine the extent of the breach and the steps needed to comply with applicable laws or regulations
  • Notification to persons who must be notified under applicable law
  • When a breach does not trigger any legal duty to notify, coverage includes discretionary notice to individuals potentially affected by the breach
  • Resolution and mitigation services, including one and three bureau monitoring and identity monitoring solutions.
  • Identity theft-related fraud resolution services for individuals enrolled in credit monitoring who become victims of identity theft
  • As an alternative to credit monitoring, the insured may select to offer 12 free months of identity monitoring, including fraud support services for enrolled individuals

Third Party Coverage

  • Third party information security and privacy coverage
  • Regulatory defense and penalties
  • Website and offline media liability
  • Payment card industry (PCI) fines, penalties and assessments
  • Cyber extortion, first party business interruption and data protection are available by endorsement

Coverage Disclaimer

The descriptions contained on this website are for preliminary informational purposes only. The product is available on an admitted basis through Beazley Insurance Company, Inc. The exact coverage afforded by the product described herein is subject to and governed by the terms and conditions of each policy issued. The publication and delivery of the information contained herein is not intended as a solicitation for the purchase of insurance on any US risk. Beazley USA Services, Inc. is licensed and regulated by insurance regulatory authorities in the respective states of the US and transacts business in the State of California as Beazley Insurance Services (License#: 0G55497).

Apply for Coverage:

To complete the Beazley Breach Response Application, simply click the form link below.

Beazley Breach Response Application

Return completed applications via email to: LH.admin@mercer.com


Valuable Resources to Help Protect your Business:

Ransomware Best Practices for Prevention and Response

Incident Response Plan – Why You Need One and How to Create It

2017 Breach Briefing White Paper

Risk management services

Breach response timeline

2018 Breach Briefing whitepaper

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Program Administrator

ASME Insurance Program Administrator
Mercer Consumer
12421 Meredith Drive
Urbandale , IA 50398
Phone: 1-800-640-7637
Fax: 515-365-0681
Email: asme.service@mercer.com
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F (Central)
Website: http://www.mercer-web.com/products/mercerhealthbenefits.html

Application Mailing Address

Administrator, ASME Insurance Program
P.O. Box 14438
Des Moines , IA 50306-9803
Email: LH.admin@mercer.com

Payment Billing Address

Administrator, ASME Insurance Program
P.O. Box 8146
Des Moines , IA 50306-8146

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Beazley Insurance Company, Inc.
website: www.beazley.com

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Complete the Beazley Breach Response Application and return
via email to: LH.admin@mercer.com

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Beazley, a leading insurer of technology and information security risks, has developed Beazley Breach Response (BBR) - a complete privacy breach response management and information security insurance solution which includes a range of services designed to help you respond to an actual or suspected data breach incident effectively, efficiently, and in compliance with the law.

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  • Advisen Cyber Risk Pre-breach Team of the Year 2017
  • Advisen Cyber Risk Event Response Team of the Year 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • Advisen Cyber Risk Insurer Team of the Year 2014 and 2016

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