Corporate • 09 March 2017
Starr Insurance Companies Announces Drone Coverage for the Construction Industry

New York, NY

Starr Insurance Companies today announced primary and excess liability coverage for drones in the construction industry. As a joint initiative between Starr’s Aviation and Excess Construction Divisions, this product will enhance coverage for general contractors, subcontractors and project owners who utilize drones within the scope of their business.

“Drone usage is a reality in the construction industry,” states Andy Robinson, senior vice president, Excess Casualty Division. “Contractors recognize that drones can provide a cost-effective means to ensure project quality, improve jobsite efficiency and enhance worker safety. As their business partners, we support these efforts.”

“The collaboration between the aviation and excess construction teams is an example of what we do at Starr Companies to develop creative and multiline solutions for the growing needs of insureds,” says Kyle Sparks, chief underwriting officer, Aviation Division.

Primary coverage is provided by the Aviation Division with Excess Construction Division granting excess capacity, thus providing a cohesive, ground up response to the growing drone marketplace.