Posted in News on 03 Sep 2019

The New York State Legislature passed a bill earlier this year that will increase the statute of limitations for cases of child sexual abuse.

The Child Victims Act will allow child victims to seek prosecution against their abuser until the age of 55 in civil cases, a significant increase from the previous limit of age 23. For criminal cases, victims can seek prosecution until they turn 28. The bill also includes a one-year window during which victims of any age or time limit can come forward to prosecute.

There are a number of specialist London carriers that offer this coverage and they have seen an influx of Stand Alone SML submissions during the second and third quarters. Historically, coverage was offered to the Religious, Education and Healthcare sectors, however requests are being submitted across all industry sectors.

The protection of children and vulnerable adults is the primary responsibility of those entrusted with their care. In addition, there are thousands of businesses and organizations whose employees or volunteers interact frequently with children and vulnerable adults, and are thus also exposed to risk.

The London Casualty Team has been working closely with carriers to offer primary and excess solutions on a number of Stand Alone SML risks submitted by our US Retail and Wholesale partners for the following areas;-

  • Educational institutions
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Religious institutions
  • Transportation providers
  • Healthcare providers
  • Leisure providers/facilities

To find out more please get in touch Peter Linehan Partner +44 20 7204 8536