Philadelphia insurance improves website to benefit people with disabilities

Americas, February 16 2011

Feb 16: Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY), the leading property and casualty insurance company for non-profits and other niche markets, announced today upgrades to its website that increase accessibility to people with disabilities (PWD). These upgrades to make it possible for policy holders, business partners and anyone with sensory, physical, or speech-related disabilities to access information that otherwise would be unavailable.

“Philadelphia Insurance Companies (PHLY) is dedicated to providing visitors on with a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of technology and/or ability,” said Sean Sweeney, President and Chief Marketing Officer. “It is important to PHLY as an insurance company and good corporate citizen, to bring effective communication to our Non-Profit and Human Services clients, as well as all people with disabilities.”

While not legally required, the Company made changes to to be consistent with federal guidelines under Section 508. Section 508 refers to the 1998 Congressional amendment made to the Workforce Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requiring federal agencies to make their information technology fully accessible for PWD. PHLY engaged TecAccess, a trusted, world-class provider of accessibility consulting solutions, to advise on these standards.

PHLY is continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site, including PDF documents, up to the same level of overall web accessibility. Additionally, PHLY will adhere to any new accessibility standards that come out as a result of the Section 508 Refresh. To learn more about the improvements, visit,

Philadelphia Insurance Companies, a member of the Tokio Marine Group, designs, markets, and underwrites commercial property/casualty and professional liability insurance products incorporating value added coverages and services for select industries. In operation since 1962, the Company, whose commercial lines insurance subsidiaries are rated A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best Company and A+ for counterparty credit and financial strength by Standard & Poor’s, is nationally recognized as a member of Ward’s Top 50 and National Underwriter’s Top 100. The organization has 47 offices strategically located across the United States to provide superior service.

To locate the office nearest you or for more information, visit us on the web at

Philadelphia Insurance Companies is the marketing name for the property and casualty operations of Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. In the United States, all products are written by insurance company subsidiaries of Philadelphia Consolidated Holding Corp. Coverage may not be available in all jurisdictions and is subject to actual policy language.


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