CNA announced that its $2.9bn specialty lines business, which has market-leading positions in professional and management liability, financial and other specialized property and casualty insurance products and services, will begin offering specialty products in Canada effective January 1, 2015 .

"This announcement represents our overall strategy to serve the unique and expanding needs of multinational customers. By tapping into the company’s deep expertise and the strengths of our current products and services, we were able to create an insurance solution that is tailored specifically for Canada ," said John Hennessy , president and chief operating officer, CNA Canada.

In Canada , CNA Specialty will begin accepting submissions for Management Liability and Professional Liability.

Coverage options are available for healthcare, directors & officers (D&O) liability, technology & telecommunications liability, employment practices liability (EPL), fiduciary liability, crime and miscellaneous professional liability.

CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA’s services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration.