AIG Statement on Cyber Insurance Coverage Strategy

American International Group (AIG) is "affirmatively covering" physical and non-physical cyber exposures across nearly all of its commercial property and casualty insurance policies starting in January 2020, according to a prepared statement. It was previously reported that AIG would add cyber coverage to its commercial casualty insurance in the first quarter of next year.

AIG began providing standalone cybersecurity insurance coverage in 1999. Since that time, AIG has launched CyberEdge Plus, a standalone policy that covers physical damage, bodily injury and business interruptions associated with cyber risks. It also added affirmative cyber coverage to its existing property and casualty insurance lines.

Specialty Cyber Insurance Offerings Now Available

Several specialty cyber insurance offerings recently were released, including:

  • Chubb Pro ERMDesigned for professional services firms, Pro ERM offers cyber protection and other coverages.
  • CyberPolicy GenesisBundles cyber insurance with cybersecurity awareness training, dark web monitoring, password management and secure document storage for small businesses.
  • Hartford Steam Boiler Farm Cyber InsuranceProtects data collected across a farm and provides farmers with coverage for the costs of restoring data and systems and loss of income following a cyberattack.

The demand for cyber insurance is increasing among global organizations, and this trend appears likely to continue in the foreseeable future.

Total direct written cyber premiums among U.S. property and casualty insurers rose 8 percent to $2 billion last year, credit rating agency Fitch Ratings indicated. Furthermore, standalone cyber insurance premiums grew 12 percent year over year in 2018.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.