Gallagher, partnership ensures ADA COMPLIANCE. FOR GOOD™
25 Nov 2020
Gallagher launches partnership with AAAtraq for ADA risk mitigation solution.
Gallagher, the world’s largest independent insurance broker, has partnered with InsurTech provider AAAtraq to support the education sector in reducing risk from legal aggression in relation to the American Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.
Gallagher launches partnership with AAAtraq for ADA riskmitigation solution in the education and nonprofit sectors.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects against discrimination on the basis of disability. The ability of disabled people to participate in society can be inhibited by inaccessible websites and with more aspects of life carried out online, focus has increased on how websites and the ADA’s requirements align.
The Impacts of COVID-19
The issue of ADA compliance has been thrust into the limelight with Covid-19 forcing pupils, teachers, parents to work remotely and access the information they need through the school website and other platforms. Many believe this will continue to be the case well into the future with schools that do not comply with the regulations facing a severe risk of litigation.
First to Market
Gallagher is the first broker to market with a solution that provides a strategic approach to compliance, ensuring long-term adherence to ADA regulations. $50,000 worth of insurance cover and access to a panel of legal firms is available as part of the subscription and, in just one hour, subscribers will already be demonstrating reasonable adjustment.
“Gallagher is a big supporter of the education / non-profit sector and we are pleased to offer a solution that helps clients comply with ADA regulations,” commented Gallagher Education spokesperson. “AAAtraq’s technology enables subscribers to more easily remain compliant over the long term and avoid the risk of litigation.”
ADA-related litigation is rife in the US with the rate of cases increasing each year. AAAtraq research has found that 87% of websites in the education sector are a high risk and that, at the present rate, every site could see a litigation claim in under four years. If large scale automation was deployed by lawyers, this could be as little as 18 months.
Schools often lack the resources they need to become compliant and are seen as soft targets for lawyers. AAAtraq simplifies the process of managing compliance, reducing cost and helping schools to replace uncertainty with confidence.
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ABOUT GALLAGHER’S K-12 EDUCATION & NONPROFIT PRACTICE
Putting care into action for almost a century, Gallagher’s focus has been on proactively providing insurance, risk management services and comprehensive benefits consulting that help education and nonprofit clients protect their organizations (and reputation), staff, volunteers, and boards—and maximize their impact. With no peer in the industry that aligns this intellectual capital globally, Gallagher’s education and nonprofit insurance and risk management teams collaborate internally and externally to optimize client’s connection to talent and our unparalleled breadth of specialized services, all designed to help client’s fulfill their mission.
Gallagher (NYSE: AJG), a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services firm, is headquar- tered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. The company has operations in 49 countries and offers client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world through a network of correspondent brokers and consultants.
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It would be inconceivable to open a building that doesn’t adhere to the ADA. The same principle applies online. Currently, however, 94% of the 225 million websites in the US are non-compliant and discriminatory, leaving organizations at risk of litigation.
AAAtraq is an InsurTech solution for risk managers to identify and mitigate ADA website compliance risk. A Compliance Identification and Management Service, AAAtraq provides a strategic, principle-driven pathway to compliance without technical distractions. Our intelligence- driven automation enables organizations to understand, achieve and maintain compliance in less time and at lower cost.
Uncertainty is replaced with confidence, underpinned by legal support and $50,000 of litigation cost cover.
Interested? Watch our video to find out more.