Press Releases

2017
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 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.”

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.

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.

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.