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Government Contracting

The variety of risks facing government contractors is not confined to high-risk environments. As contractors respond to the growing demand for their services, they need a specialized approach to risk. Willis Towers Watson’s Government Contracting practice can help.

Our Government Contracting practice was established to provide creative and cost-effective solutions to our clients’ most complex risks. Our team’s expertise is highly accomplished in the insurance brokerage industry and includes a former risk manager and a general counsel of a government contractor, former carrier claims personnel and other knowledgeable, independent advocates for our clients.

What the Government Contracting practice does

Supported by Willis Towers Watson’s worldwide resources, we help achieve favorable terms and conditions by highlighting legislative protections, government contractor case law and contractual indemnifications in our discussions with underwriters.

We will:

  • Structure the company’s insurance program to help maximize the premium allowable as pass-through under Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR)
  • Support the growth of our clients by assisting their proposal teams in reviewing and pricing insurance requirements for new opportunities
  • Obtain policy wording specific to our clients’ risks (human, liability, regulatory and property)
  • Work with contractors to achieve additional indemnification from the U.S. government.
  • Provide practical expertise and advocacy during the entire life cycle of the transaction, from insurance program marketing to claim management

Who we serve

  • Aerospace and defense
  • Aviation
  • Support services and consulting
  • Construction
  • Humanitarian relief
  • T services
  • Linguists
  • Logistical specialists
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Nonprofits
  • Private security companies
  • Research and Development
  • Stability operations
  • Systems integrators
  • Telecommunications
  • Training and mentorship

Why Willis Towers Watson

Exposure analysis

With our expertise, we help our clients identify potential risks, based on current and historical losses incurred by organizations in the government contracting industry. Our approach tests policies against actual lawsuits brought against your peers. This enables us to identify potential gaps in coverage and develop solutions customized to your specific exposure.

Risk mitigation

We help our clients mitigate risk by using existing statutory and contractual protections. We assist them in requesting additional indemnification from the U.S. government and when applying for Safety Act certification. These unique services are in addition to the full range of services and expertise provide by our loss control personnel.


We work with our clients and their contracts personnel beginning with the bidding process to help ensure compliance with U.S. government and contractual requirements. We customize their insurance programs to minimize administrative burden and maximize the potential for premium reimbursement by the U.S. government.

Industry knowledge

Our Government Contracting practice stays fully abreast of changes in the marketplace as well as in the legal and regulatory environment. Our in-depth knowledge enables us to better understand the current and future impact of emerging risks, market events and trends and their impact on applicable insurance coverages.


Our practical experience sets our Government Contracting practice apart in servicing and administering claims, crisis management, repatriation and managing other associated risks. Our clients benefit from this experience by receiving relevant advice and customized risk management solutions tailored to their risks.

The Willis Towers Watson Government Contracting practice is a true center of excellence, committed to monitoring issues important to our clients.

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