ESIS Offers Workers Compensation Oversight to Canadian Companies

    PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 1 /CNW/ - ESIS, Inc., ("ESIS(R)") a risk management
services company of ACE USA, today announced that it will provide dedicated
Canadian workers compensation oversight to its clients through its affiliate,
ESIS Canada Inc. ("ESIS Canada"). ESIS Canada Inc. will offer reporting
services for all new claims to the appropriate Provincial Workers Compensation
Board (WCB), including assistance with the filing of all WCB forms. Also
included are added-value services for claims management best practices and
claims data management, expanded or alternative treatment options for
claimants, return to work and light-duty consultation and review and referral
of suspected fraudulent activities.
    The announcement comes as ESIS prepares to participate in the upcoming
16th Annual National Workers' Compensation and Disability Conference(R) and
Expo in Chicago, which brings together risk management and insurance
professionals from all industries and showcases innovative and unique aspects
of cutting-edge risk management and workers' compensation initiatives.
    According to Steve Lulewicz, Assistant Vice President, ESIS Global Claims
Operations, "We're pleased to provide a service to the Canadian market that
will offer Canadian employees and employers added-value in managing their
workers compensation programs. This new service can complement the
relationship our clients already have with the Provincial Workers Compensation
Boards and benefit all stakeholders in their respective programs."
    Mr. Lulewicz added, "ESIS' centralized office in Toronto opened in 2006
and is staffed by experienced Canadian claim professionals. ESIS Canada
leverages technology to enable risk managers to track the status of claims and
view reports that aggregate incidents and outcomes to help identify regions of
highest claim activity. Focused on Canadian operations and Canadian claims,
ESIS Canada works collaboratively to help our clients identify and overcome
the Canadian industry and regulatory issues they face and provide programs and
services to help mitigate risks and reduce losses."
    For more information on ESIS Canada and its suite of products and
services, please visit

    Organized in 1953, and in 2006, respectively, ESIS, Inc. (ESIS) and ESIS
Canada, Inc. (ESIS Canada) provides sophisticated risk management services
designed to help reduce our clients' total cost of loss. They take a holistic
approach that blends people, process and technology to offer programs that are
customized to meet each client's needs. ESIS, a U.S.-based risk management
services company, as well as Canadian-based ESIS Canada, are both part of the
North American operations of the ACE Group of Companies, headed by ACE Limited
(NYSE:   ACE). ACE USA is rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A+
(Strong) by Standard & Poor's. ACE USA, through its underwriting companies,
provides insurance products and services throughout the U.S. Additional
information about ACE USA and its products and services can be found at Additional information about ESIS and ESIS Canada and their
products and services can be found at The ACE Group of Companies
provides insurance and reinsurance for a diverse group of clients around the

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For further information: Media Contact: Carla Ferrara, ACE North America
Communications, (215) 640-4744,

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