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XL Group and Hays Affinity Solutions Launch New Dental Professional Liability Insurance Program

 — EXTON, PA, February 15, 2012 – XL Group plc’s (NYSE: XL) Select Professional insurance underwriting unit and Hays Affinity Solutions, a division of Hays Companies of Minneapolis, Minn., are offering professional liability insurance to dentists countrywide.

“We’re pleased to team up with such a well-established program administrator like Hays Affinity Solutions to support a comprehensive approach in addressing dentists’ professional liability concerns,” said Don Allard, Chief Underwriting Officer of Select Professional, which provides E&O insurance business for small and mid-size professional service firms, including lawyers, consultants, real estate agents, insurance agents, technology companies and other service providers. “This coverage provides dentists with indispensable financial protection to safeguard their livelihoods and keep their careers moving ahead,” he added.

According to Hays Affinity President Tom McDonough, “We’re excited to team up with XL to provide quality coverage and service specifically for dentists. Each of our programs is tailored to meet and exceed the specific needs of the association, the industry they service and, most importantly, their individual members.”

“Together we’re providing much more than just an insurance policy,” said Carolyn Verde, Executive Vice President of Hays Affinity Solutions. “We deliver added loss prevention guidance upfront and risk management assistance as needed through the policy term. Our clients also benefit from XL’s on-staff claims expertise, particularly XL’s reputation for fairly handling professional liability cases.”
Provided by XL Group’s Greenwich Insurance Company, the Dental Professional Liability program is designed for dental offices with 20 or fewer dentists in the practice and offers limits of liability to $5 million. Policies are available on an occurrence or claims-made basis. Available coverage options include HIPAA defense coverage, disciplinary action, medical waste legal defense, medical payment coverage, defense assistance reimbursement, military leave or disability and optional practice liability.

For brokers wishing to contact Hays Affinity to discuss the Dental D&O program, call (847) 939-8300.

About Hays Affinity Solutions
Hays Affinity Solutions is a leading provider of insurance brokerage, risk management, technology, and financial products and services to major trade and professional associations and their members. As the 16th largest Broker in the U.S., Hays Affinity has 20 years of experience in Administering Insurance programs for carriers, and includes the underwriting, policy issuance and claims reporting functions. Applications can be downloaded or electronically submitted on eproinsure.com. Headquartered in Minneapolis, with offices throughout the U.S., Hays Companies has excellent working relationships with leading insurance carriers nationwide.

About XL’s Insurance Operations
XL Group plc’s insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL as their partner. To learn more, visit www.xlgroup.com/insurance
XL Group is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s insurance subsidiaries.

About XL Group plc
XL Group plc, through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. Its principal offices are located at No.1 Hatch Street Upper, 4th Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland. To learn more, visit www.xlgroup.com

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