Europ Assistance USA

September 24, 2013 12:48 ET

Asterisk launch: Companies Focused on Global Expansion and Opportunity Have a New Option for Travel Risk Management

Industry leader Europ Assistance USA launches Asterisk™-a new travel risk management service designed to meet the needs of companies who want to turn travel risk into opportunity.

BETHESDA, MARYLAND--(Marketwired - Sept. 24, 2013) - Companies focused on expansion and taking advantage of global opportunities now have a new option for travel risk management - one that brings together the expertise of two companies specializing in the fields of individual crisis protection and international business risk consultancy.

Europ Assistance USA today announced the launch of Asterisk™, a travel risk management service designed to support companies' global ambitions. Launched in conjunction with security partner, Drum Cussac, Asterisk™ provides companies with the intelligence to better understand the environments in which they wish to do business and the tools and support to minimize and mitigate the risk associated with international business travel. Asterisk™ representatives will be onsite at the ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2013) in Chicago this week, giving attendees access to industry experts.

"Our approach to travel risk management stands apart from what's available today in the market and is focused on going beyond duty of care," said Guillaume Deybach, CEO Europ Assistance USA.

"Asterisk was really modeled with the forward-looking company in mind, no matter its size," Deybach continued. "We want to be a true partner to our clients in every sense of the word, ensuring the services we offer are not only tailored to their needs, but also help them achieve and secure their global ambitions."

The Asterisk™ suite of products include location-based travel risk intelligence, traveler tracking, travel security awareness training and access to 24/7 response centers to assist travelers with medical and/or security incidents. For more information about Asterisk™, please visit http://www.europassistance-usa.com/asterisk/.

About Asterisk

Asterisk™ is an enterprise travel risk management service from Europ Assistance and Drum Cussac. With a shared commitment to consultation, transparency and innovation, together we bring clients unparalleled global reach, decades of experience and hundreds of medical, security and risk specialists at the ready to help companies respond to the risks of international travel.

Europ Assistance USA

As the largest individual crisis protection provider, Europ Assistance (EA) has 50 years of experience and on-the-ground assets to take care of anyone, anywhere in the world, anytime. Offering protective services for the corporate traveler, EA USA serves more than half of the Fortune 100, providing travel risk management solutions that help companies achieve their global ambitions while ensuring the safety of their traveling employees.

Drum Cussac

Committed to protecting personnel, assets, profits and reputation, Drum Cussac is a leading international business risk consultancy that specializes in developing mitigating strategies, enabling clients to convert risk into competitive advantage.

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