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AXA ART Rolls Out Online Portal for Next Generation of Tech-Savvy Collectors, Offers Specialty Art and Collectible Insurance at the Fingertip

NEW YORK, NY -- A new generation of consumers are increasingly becoming owners of fine art, jewelry, watches, coins, sports memorabilia, wine, musical instruments and many more collectible items. The values of some of these treasured objects represent considerable private assets and the need for specialty insurance coverage to protect their worth cannot be overstated.

Recognizing technology’s impact on the way consumers buy and experience most products and services today, AXA ART Americas has rolled out an online program where collectors can quickly and easily access specialty insurance coverage to protect items that are potentially vulnerable to losses. The program provides all-risk policies with features designed to protect collectors in the beginning stages, to those with up to $1 million in art and collectibles.

“Today’s tech-savvy consumers expect 24/7 access and online purchasing experiences that are quick, seamless and intuitive,” said Christiane Fischer, President and CEO of AXA ART Americas Corporation. “We are pleased to offer collectors the ability to select and purchase specialty insurance at their convenience.”

Just about anything that can be collected can be covered under an AXA ART Collectibles Insurance policy. When compared to traditional homeowner policies, AXA ART Collectibles Insurance offers more complete coverage at competitive premiums. The application process is simple and fast.

AXA ART Collectibles Program offers:

1. Coverage up to $1,000,000 (with higher limits available)
2. Items insured for their full collectible value
3. No appraisal required at application, except for jewelry/watch items valued over $50,000
4. Easy credit card payment
5. $0 deductible option and competitive premiums
6. A.M. Best “A” rated carrier
7. Expert claims handling by AXA ART Americas Corporation

For more information on the AXA ART Collectible Program, visit: www.axacollectiblesdirect.com

About AXA ART
International reach, unrivalled competence and a high quality network of expert partners distinguish AXA ART, the only art insurance specialist in the world, from its generalist property insurance competitors. Over the past 50 years and well into the future, AXA Art has and will continue to redefine the manner in which it serves and services its museum, gallery, collector and artist clients, across the Americas, Asia and Europe, with a sincere consideration of the way valuable objects are insured and cultural patrimony is protected. Specialty policies are underwritten by AXA Insurance Company which has been assigned a rating of “A” (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

Press contact:
Rosalind N. Joseph
Public Relations
AXA ART Americas
3 West 35th Street, 11th Fl., New York, NY 10001
Tel: +1 718 710 5181
rjoseph@axa-art-usa.com

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