AXA is teaming with a major university to provide a mental health resource for employees returning to work as COVID-19 restrictions ease. Cyber insurance startup At-Bay launched its excess Technology Errors & Omissions (Tech E&O) policy form.


AXA is teaming with Columbia University to provide a free in-depth resource to help safeguard employees’ mental health as they return to work with the easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

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The insurer co-authored the resource with the Columbia University WHO Center for Global Mental Health. AXA describes the guide as offering practical advice for workplace leaders and HR teams on how to ensure staff feel supported during this period and beyond. It also enables them to proactively address the longstanding issue of mental well-being in the workplace.

Specifically, it focuses on how to support mental health among employees, including expected concerns, likely stressors, the role of effective leadership in addressing mental health, and guidance for managers on how to talk to team members who may be experiencing mental stress.

AXA said that companies play a crucial role in promoting well-being in the community, not just through products and services but also more broadly through their employee policies. Their guide is called: “Supporting Mental Health of Employees During and Beyond COVID-19″.


Cyber insurance startup At-Bay launched its excess Technology Errors & Omissions (Tech E&O) policy form, which expands its underwriting capabilities beyond primary Tech E&O insurance placements.

Through this new product, At-Bay said it can offer its security and risk management services to insureds regardless of position on the excess tower.

At-Bay’s Security Services Team provides ongoing scans of insureds’ technology stacks throughout the policy period to detect and avoid threats from attackers. If a vulnerability is detected, the team communicates with the insured to notify them of the issue and provide recommendations on how to stay safe. In addition to their active risk monitoring, At-Bay’s Security Services Team is involved throughout the underwriting process, using its scan to influence the risk model to offer better prices and coverage and provide deep security insights to potential clients with every quote.

Source: AXA, At-Bay

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