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Schinnerer combines policy applications

CHEVY CHASE, Md.—Victor O. Schinnerer & Co. has simplified the application process for agents and policyholders by combining the environmental and specialty construction consultant applications.

Clients in these programs often have intertwining responsibilities, according to Chevy Chase, Md.-based Schinnerer. Depending on the services offered and their target markets, it's often difficult to determine which application is appropriate. The new application allows underwriters to obtain the required information and streamlines the process for brokers.

The application applies to a large number of environmental and specialty construction firms including transportation consultants, testing labs, forensic consultants, geologists, hydrologists, telecommunications consultants, consulting engineering firms, soil scientists, natural resource managers, wetland consultants and many others.

The application is available in several different formats, one of which is an online form. The new application also includes the appropriate fax approval questions to comply with Federal Communications Commission regulations.

To access the application, go to:

For more information, call Mary Jefferson, senior vp of corporate marketing, at 301-951-9798.

RiskMeter expands flood risk tool

BOSTON—CDS Business Mapping L.L.C.'s RiskMeter flood elevation report is now available in 32 states and the District of Columbia, and soon will be available nationwide.

By typing in an address, users will be able to get the following information: specific Federal Emergency Management Agency flood zone, distance to flood zone, estimated base flood elevation, elevation at a specific location, estimated height above a flood zone, estimated water depth in a flood zone and an optional aerial photo.

The Boston-based company's RiskMeter flood elevation report allows underwriters to gather more information to evaluate flood risk.

For more information on this report, contact Daniel Munson, vp of sales and marketing, at 617-737-4444 or by e-mail at

National Union offers identity theft policy

NEW YORK—New York-based National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., a unit of American International Group Inc., has introduced AIG Corporate Identity Protection, an insurance policy designed to protect small and midsize companies from financial exposures related to identity theft or the threat of identity theft.

AIG Corporate Identity Protection, aimed at Main Street businesses with revenues up to $100 million or holding up to 1 million identities, provides coverage to a company when the personal data of its employees or customers is compromised, regardless of whether an actual identity theft results.

The policy offers coverage to the insured company for the following: legal liability damages, defense costs, regulatory action expenses, notification costs, crisis expenses and post-event services--including identity theft recovery services such as education, assistance and credit monitoring for victims.

Companies can obtain a policy with limits of $100,000 to $5 million.

For more information on the program, contact Nancy Callahan, vp, AIG identity theft and fraud division, at 212-458-1420, or by e-mail at, or visit