Lexington Insurance Company Introduces Lexelite Eco-Homeowner Insurance
Covers Unique Risks Faced by Homeowners Generating Their Own Power Provides Added Layer of Protection for Eco-Landscaping
NEW YORK--Feb. 26, 2008--Lexington Insurance Company, an American International Group company, today announced LexElite Eco-Homeowner(SM), insurance for homeowners generating their own power using geothermal, solar or wind systems. LexElite Eco-Homeowner also provides industry-leading coverage for eco-landscaping, plantings used to provide shade or influence wind movement to reduce heating and cooling expenses.
LexElite Eco-Homeowner, available as an endorsement to the LexElite(R) homeowner policy, responds to the unique risks faced by homeowners who generate their own power and feed surplus energy back into the local power grid. If a homeowner's alternative-energy system has a covered outage, LexElite Eco-Homeowner will protect the homeowner against lost income generated from selling surplus energy back to the local energy company and will cover the extra expenses incurred to purchase replacement electricity. LexElite Eco-Homeowner also covers expenses for inspection, re-connection or permitting fees assessed by a utility or governmental authority when the homeowner's alternative energy system is brought back online.
In addition, LexElite Eco-Homeowner enhances the coverage for eco-landscaping. Plantings considered eco-landscaping will be covered at 10 percent of the aggregate limit of the home, double the limit of a typical homeowner policy. The policy also increases the per-tree sub-limit from $500 to $5,000.
"Homeowners generating their own power are at the leading edge of the environmental sustainability trend and need leading edge insurance coverage for their unique exposures," says Dave Valzania, Vice President, Personal Lines, Lexington Insurance Company. "LexElite Eco-Homeowner fills the gaps in a traditional homeowner's policy by addressing concerns specific to alternative energy conscious homeowners."
LexElite Eco-Homeowner is the latest of Lexington's EcoSurance(SM) insurance products. In November of 2007, Lexington introduced Upgrade To Green(SM) Residential, coverage that allows a homeowner to rebuild their property to "green" standards following a covered loss.
For more information on LexElite Eco-Homeowner, contact David Valzania, Vice President of Personal Lines, Lexington Insurance