AIG Offers Liability Insurance to Small Businesses

February 11, 2008 ( - AIG Small Business has announced the availability of a new insurance product designed to cover the defense costs of employment practices liability (EPL)-related lawsuits brought against companies with 25 or fewer employees.

EPL Defense Shield provides legal expense coverage for the wide variety of claims commonly brought by employees, and the policy covers the company and the individuals typically named in these suits, including directors and officers, full- and part-time employees, temporary and seasonal workers, and past, present, and future employees, according to a press release.

“EPL Defense Shield is designed to help protect small businesses from litigation risk,” said Vincent C. Tizzio, President of AIG Small Business, in the release.

For more information on EPL Defense Shield, contact Tom Fioretti, Executive Vice President, AIG Small Business Field Operations & Distribution, at 908-679-3234, or e-mail .