AXIS Insurance has formed a healthcare unit that will focus on providing professional liability insurance and associated standard casualty coverages for physician groups, hospitals, allied healthcare facilities and individual physicians. Kimber Lantry, who recently joined AXIS Insurance as an executive vice president, will lead the unit. Lantry will be based in Northern California.
Peter Wilson, President of AXIS Insurance’s U.S. operations, said the company expects to add to the founding team as the business develops.
Lantry joins AXIS Insurance from the Hudson Insurance Group where he directed healthcare insurance operations since 1997. Prior to Hudson, he had a similar role at Firemen’s Fund. He also formerly held positions at The Doctors’ Company, NORCAL Mutual, Marsh and McLennan and the captive insurance company for the Adventist Health System.
AXIS Capital is a Bermuda-based global provider of specialty lines insurance and treaty reinsurance with locations in Bermuda, the U.S., Europe, Singapore, Canada, Australia and Latin America.