Press Releases

2019
August 27, 2019

NEW YORK, August 27, 2019 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced enhancements to its Architects and Engineers coverage portfolio with the release of four new tailor-made solutions designed specifically for construction professionals. Reinforcing and deepening Hiscox’s brand commitment to the construction professionals liability marketplace, these specialized insurance products provide coverage for all parties on a job site, including architects and engineers, general contractors, artisan subcontractors, real estate developers and owners.

August 27, 2019

New York, NY – August 27, 2019 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Landon O’Hara as Southwest Regional Executive in the US. With more than two decades of industry experience, O’Hara will oversee the Southwest region underwriting team at Hiscox. Based in Los Angeles, O’Hara will serve as a member of the Field Leadership Team and will report to Bob Gadaleta, Head of Field for Hiscox in the US.

August 12, 2019

NEW YORK, NY – Aug. 12, 2019 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today released its 2019 Hiscox Ageism in the Workplace StudyTM, which revealed that 21% of US workers age 40 and older have experienced discrimination in the workplace due to their age, and respondents believe they’re most likely to experience it at age 51. The study, which surveyed 400 full-time U.S. workers age 40 and over, also found that more than two-thirds (67%) of respondents 65 or younger plan to continue working after they turn 66, and 62% of all workers did not receive any form of age discrimination training in the previous 12 months.

August 7, 2019

New York, NY – July 31, 2019 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Megan McConnell as Chief Underwriting Officer in the US. McConnell, who most recently served as the Director of Underwriting for Hiscox Re & ILS, will lead the underwriting strategy and execution across Hiscox’s portfolio of specialty risk solutions in the US. She will be based in New York and report to Steve Langan, Chief Executive Officer for Hiscox USA.

June 10, 2019

NEW YORK,NY -- June 10, 2019 -- Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the findings of its 2019 Hiscox Side Hustle to Small Business™ Study, which surveyed 400 small business owners whose businesses first began as side hustles and revealed unique insights about their transformations.

May 1, 2019

New York, NY – May 1, 2019 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Andrew Wood as Midwest Regional Executive in the US.

April 29, 2019

New York, NY – April 29, 2019 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Melissa Hill as Head of Claims in the US.

April 23, 2019

NEW YORK, NY – April 23, 2019 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today released The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2019™, which gauges how prepared businesses are to combat cyber attacks.

April 8, 2019

NEW YORK, April 8, 2019 -- Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the launch of its Barcode campaign, which expands its award-winning Encourage Courage® brand platform aimed at US small businesses.

March 29, 2019

New York, NY – March 29, 2019 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of David Bailey as Head of Pricing and Reinsurance in the US.

March 13, 2019

New York, NY – March 13, 2019 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Nierenberg Metzger as Head of Product Innovation and Development in the US.

2018
December 18, 2018

New York, NY, December 18, 2018 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Mike Levins as Head of US Broker Relations.

November 27, 2018

New York, NY, November 27, 2018 -- Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today released the 2018 Hiscox Embezzlement Study™: An Insider’s View of Employee Theft, which found that 79% of embezzlement cases involved two or more people. The study also revealed that 70% of embezzlement schemes were carried out for more than one year.

November 12, 2018

New York, NY, Nov. 12, 2018 -- Hiscox, the internationalist specialist insurer, announced today the additions of D.J. Postles and Audrey Lau to senior roles on its US field and underwriting management teams.

November 1, 2018

New York, NY, Nov. 01, 2018 -- Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, announced today the promotion of David Hart to Senior Vice President, Product Head – Media.

October 26, 2018

New York, NY, Oct. 26, 2018 -- Hiscox, the global specialist insurer and a leading insurer of films and other media productions in the US and abroad, will present the fourth annual Hiscox Courage Award™ at this year's 25th anniversary of the Austin Film Festival. Hiscox will also participate as the event's opening night leading sponsor for the fourth consecutive year.

September 12, 2018

New York, NY, Sept. 12, 2018 -- Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today revealed that more than half (51%) of media and entertainment firms experienced three or more cyber attacks over a 12-month period. This finding is according to a survey of cyber security decision-makers at US media and entertainment firms conducted by Forrester Consulting and commissioned by Hiscox.

September 5, 2018

A study released today by Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, revealed that more than one-third (35%) of employees feel they’ve experienced workplace harassment, 50% of whom said it was on account of their gender or sex. These findings are according to the 2018 Hiscox Workplace Harassment Study™, which surveyed 500 US adults employed full-time.

August 27, 2018

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced three appointments to its US field and underwriting management teams, which are dedicated to providing commercial insurance solutions to a wide range of industries and professionals. 

June 19, 2018

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today released its 2018 Hiscox Small Business Cyber Risk Report™, which revealed  65% of small businesses fail to act following a cyber security incident.

March 1, 2018

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced new coverages in their insurance policy for US businesses in the mental health industry.

February 13, 2018

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, announced today the appointment of David McLaughlin as Chief Financial Officer in the US. McLaughlin is based in Atlanta and will report to Ben Walter, Chief Executive Officer for Hiscox in the US.

January 9, 2018

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, announced today the appointment of Eric Micheals to Chief Underwriting Officer in the US.

2017
October 30, 2017

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the launch of a new suite of offerings that will provide customized professional and management liability coverage to financial services firms across the US. The new platform, Hiscox FS™, is an expansion of Hiscox’s current offering to financial services firms

July 1, 2017

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Josh Nevin as Chief Operating Officer for its fast-growing Hiscox USA business unit. Nevin will be based in Atlanta and will report to Ben Walter, CEO of Hiscox USA.

April 28, 2017

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, announced today that its I'mpossible™ campaign has been named a Global ACE Award winner by the Business Marketing Association's New York chapter. Produced in partnership with gyro, its marketing and advertising agency of record, the I'mpossible campaign is the centerpiece of Hiscox's 2017 integrated marketing initiatives.

February 7, 2017

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today released a study that gauges how prepared businesses are for cyber threats. The Hiscox Cyber Readiness Report 2017™ surveyed managers and IT specialists at 3,000 small to large companies in the US, UK and Germany and found that more than half (53%) of businesses are ill-prepared to deal with cyber-attacks.

February 6, 2017

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the launch of its I'mpossibleTM campaign, an extension of its award-winning Encourage Courage® brand platform. The campaign focuses on the positive power of risk taking to transform the seemingly impossible into something possible. In its execution, Hiscox captures courageous and inspiring stories from its customers who overcame seemingly impossible challenges to start their businesses or keep them going strong.

2016
October 17, 2016

Hiscox USA, a leading specialty insurer, today announced the selection of gyro New York as its marketing and advertising agency of record. The agency is tasked with continuing to raise awareness of Hiscox USA's products and solutions, as well as building on the company's award-winning “Encourage Courage” campaign.

October 12, 2016

Hiscox, the global specialist insurer and a leading insurer of films and other media productions in the US and abroad, will present the second annual Hiscox Courage Award at this year's Austin Film Festival and will, for the second consecutive year, participate as the leading sponsor of the event's opening night. 

September 27, 2016

In a move that underscores its ongoing commitment to the growth of small businesses, Hiscox USA, America's #1 online small business insurer, today announced the launch of its Small Business Resource Center and strategic brand partnerships with Fundera, Incorporate.com, Licenselogix, Magisto, and Square.

September 13, 2016

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the launch of a new coverage designed specifically for Pharmacies. This new Pharmacies product is designed to address the industry's growing need for customized insurance coverage and will complement Hiscox's existing tailored forms in Allied Healthcare, including Ambulance and Medical Transportation, Beauty Salon and Day Spa, and Home Healthcare products.

July 12, 2016

Hiscox released the 2016 Hiscox Embezzlement Study, a comprehensive study of employee theft in the United States. According to the report, 17 percent of employee theft in organizations with fewer than 500 employees occurs in the financial services industry, the highest of any industry examined.

June 6, 2016

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the expansion of its technology and cyber risk coverage with Hiscox ClearTech™, a clear, tailored insurance solution designed for technology businesses of all sizes and across a wide range of industries. 

May 9, 2016

In response to the deregulation of the US flood insurance market, Hiscox London Market has launched a new flood product for US homeowners -- FloodPlus. Working with wholesale brokers in the US to distribute the new product, FloodPlus meets a shortfall in flood cover for many homeowners by offering higher limits and a wider scope of cover than policies provided by the existing US government backed National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). 

May 3, 2016

BMA:FWD, the young professional's arm of the Business Marketing Association (BMA) New York chapter, today announced the launch of a signature event, Get+Together. The event will feature an inspiring panel of business and marketing leaders under 40 who are shaping the future of business marketing, including executives from IBM, General Assembly, inMarket, and Blockchain.

May 3, 2016

BMA NYC hosted their 2016 ACE Awards on April 28, where Prager Creative was honored to attend and accept an ACE Award for their integrated marketing campaign for Superstock's “Stock Photography Reimagined.”

April 12, 2016

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the expansion of its cyber and data risk solutions to include Hiscox CyberClear™. This product will complement Hiscox's existing Cyber Threat Protect, which came to market in October 2015. Both covers use straightforward language and a single insuring agreement driven by the loss itself and not the “how” - a significant differentiator within the industry.

March 2, 2016

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced senior executive hires to its fast-growing Professional Risks division, which is dedicated to providing risk solutions to a wide range of industries and professionals in the technology, architects and engineering, accounting, financial services, real estate, healthcare and other professional liability sectors. 

January 26, 2016

Hiscox, the global specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Rick Wiseley as Head of Programs for its fast-growing Hiscox USA business unit. Wiseley will be based in New York and report to Hiscox USA's Head of Field, Brett Sadoff. Hiscox expands Terrorism coverage

January 19, 2016

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced that they have enhanced their stand-alone Terrorism portfolio adding new products covering property damage due to malicious attacks utilizing nuclear, chemical, biological and radiological (NCBR) devices.

2015
December 8, 2015

Hiscox, the global specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Bryan Falchuk as Head of Claims for its fast-growing Hiscox USA business unit.

November 11, 2015

Specialist insurer, Hiscox USA, today announced two senior appointments to its fast-growing Professional Risks division.

October 26, 2015

Hiscox, the global specialist insurer, is sponsoring the 2015 Austin Film Festival and launching the inaugural Hiscox Courage Award recognizing both the festival film and filmmaker that best represents Courage. The 2015 Austin Film Festival, also known as the “Writers Festival,” runs from October 29 – November 5 and attendees will vote for the Hiscox Courage Award via ballots after 200 separate film screenings over the course of the festival. Hiscox insures a wide variety of films and other media productions in the US and abroad.

September 8, 2015

Hiscox, a global specialist insurer that provides U.S. small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized business insurance directly online or over the phone, announced today the U.S. findings of their seventh annual DNA of an Entrepreneur report. Hiscox surveyed over 1,000 small and medium-sized U.S. business owners about the financial pressures, stresses, opportunities and challenges currently faced by entrepreneurs.

August 10, 2015

Hiscox, the global specialist insurer, today released the inaugural American Courage Index (ACI), a new survey that measures the level of courage across American small businesses and the general national population. The survey of 6,400 participants from the general US population and Hiscox small business customers highlights how age, gender,income, region and the economy impact the levels of courage across America. The first ever ACI reveals that American small business owners, known for their hard work and determination, are 17% more courageous than the general population.

July 21, 2015

Hiscox, the global specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Nicole Goodwin as Chief Underwriting Officer (CUO) for its fast-growing business unit, Hiscox USA.

June 9, 2015

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced additional industries covered  by its Hiscox Pro™ portfolio.The new products offer 'tailor made' policy forms for businesses in the securityservices, associations, staffing services and analytical testing labs industries.

June 1, 2015

Hiscox, the global specialist insurer, is introducing two major new initiatives as part of its Encourage Courage brand platform aimed at US businesses. Today, Hiscox released its new original digital docuseries, Courageous Leaders, exclusively across Vox Media's seven brands including Vox.com, The Verge, Curbed and SB Nation. Hiscox also today announced its sponsorship with mass-participation series Tough Mudder including industry specific promotions and a presence across all of Tough Mudder's US events.

May 19, 2015

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced enhancements toits industry-leading Crime & Fidelity platform with the addition of financial institution bond coverage. The new coverage protects against incidents of employee theft,as well as a wide range of fraud and other theft risks, to financial services organization including stockbrokers, mortgage and lending firms, banks and insurance companies.

May 13, 2015

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today released the 2015 Hiscox Embezzlement Watchlist: A Snapshot of Employee Theft in the US, a comprehensive study of employee theft in the United States. US Organizations with less than 500 employees experienced a median loss of $280,000 per year due to employee theft across a wide range of industries

2014
December 2, 2014

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today introduced enhancements to their Hiscox PRO suite of insurance coverage solutions across a wide variety of professions.  Hiscox added Admitted policies for technology, miscellaneous professional, privacy/data breach, and general liability products with media and cyber enhancements to their existing range of professional liability coverage options.

October 22, 2014

Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Rick Wong as National Broker Relations Manager And David Bailey as Southwest Regional Executive for Hiscox USA.

September 9, 2014

Hiscox, a global specialist insurer that provides U.S. small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized business insurance directly online or over the phone, announced today the U.S. findings of their sixth annual DNA of an Entrepreneur report. The study includes insights from 500 small and medium-sized U.S. business owners on the financial pressures, stresses, opportunities and challenges currently faced by entrepreneurs. This year’s findings reveal that entrepreneurs are looking to the future with increasing confidence after experiencing a year of growth and are seeking new opportunities for innovation in their business.

May 19, 2014

Hiscox, the global specialist insurer, today released a study revealing that nearly one in three (31%) small business owners believe government regulation is the biggest obstacle standing in the way of their success and growth. The study also found that more than 1 in 10 (13%) small businesses suffered a lawsuit with negative consequences.

March 31, 2014

A new study of employment practices litigation (EPL) data by Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, found four states - California, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi - along with the District of Columbia, to be the top five riskiest areas of the US for employee lawsuits. Businesses in these states and jurisdictions face a substantially higher risk of being sued by their employees compared to the national average.

2013
October 17, 2013

Hiscox, a specialist insurer that provides U.S. small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized business insurance online or over the phone, today introduced the Hiscox Reactor providing small business owners a personalized virtual career journey powered by the details of their LinkedIn profiles, for the first time in the U.S.

September 12, 2013

Hiscox announced today the findings of the fifth annual DNA of an Entrepreneur report. The study includes insights from 500 small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S. and provides a unique and revealing portrait of the financial pressures, stresses, opportunities and challenges faced by entrepreneurs. This year's findings reveal that although male entrepreneurs were more likely to report growth in revenue, new customers and number of employees, the gender gap is narrowing as female entrepreneurs continue to generate strong results.

September 12, 2013

Hiscox announced today the findings of the fifth annual DNA of an Entrepreneur report. The study includes insights from 500 small and medium-sized businesses across the U.S. and provides a unique and revealing portrait of the financial pressures, stresses, opportunities and challenges faced by entrepreneurs. This year's findings reveal that although male entrepreneurs were more likely to report growth in revenue, new customers and number of employees, the gender gap is narrowing as female entrepreneurs continue to generate strong results.

April 23, 2013

Hiscox, a specialist insurer that provides U.S. small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized business insurance online or over the phone, today introduced liability insurance policies for architects, engineers and other design professionals. Hiscox's coverage for these professions is currently available in 38 states and the District of Columbia.

April 18, 2013

Hiscox, a specialist insurer that provides U.S. small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized business insurance online or over the phone, announced today the second installment of its Hiscox Authors Series for Entrepreneurs. The Hiscox Authors Series is a three-month thought leadership initiative that shares expertise, insight and guidance from well-known entrepreneurial authors to help others in successfully launching, running and building their small businesses.

February 12, 2013

Small businesses in California are growing more concerned about their IT risks. Hiscox, the specialty insurer providing US small businesses with the simplest way to purchase customized business insurance online and over the phone, today announced the results of a recent survey of IT consultants based in California.