Claims News

Zurich Makes Changes to U.K. General Insurance Executive Team

Zurich Insurance has announced  several changes to the executive line up of its U.K. General Insurance business. The appointments are as follows: Karl Helgesen was named U.K. chief claims officer, effective December 2015, as Tony Emms leaves the business UKGI Chief Operations …

ACE Appoints Matthews as Claims Client Relationship Manager for UK & Ireland

ACE appointed Judy Matthews as claims client relationship manager for the U.K. and Ireland, as it continues to invest in its client-facing claims management team for ACE’s global accounts division. Matthews will work closely with ACE’s business leaders and claims …

U.K.’s Allianz Insurance Appoints Watts as Head of Casualty Claims

Allianz Insurance, the U.K. subsidiary of Allianz SE, has appointed Lee Watts as head of casualty claims. Watts will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of technical claims strategy and best practice across all casualty and disease claims, …

California Blazes Destroy 2,000-plus Homes, Curb Insurer Appetites

A pair of massive California wildfires that have destroyed more than 2,000 structures are now considered among the most damaging fires in state history, and they could change the way insurers view risk or conduct underwriting in rural areas in …

QBE Asia Pacific Appoints Allan as General Manager – Claims, Asia Pacific

QBE Asia Pacific announced the appointment of Martin Allan to the role of general manager – Claims, Asia Pacific, with effect from September 8, 2015. In this role, Allan is responsible for managing the claims function and driving business efficiencies …

Castel Underwriting Agencies Appoints Powell as 1st Claims Manager

Castel Underwriting Agencies, the club-style MGA formation platform, has today appointed Vanessa Powell as its first claims manager. Powell joins from Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group where she was aviation claims manager. She has over 30 years’ experience across all classes of …

Hiscox Appoints Berg-Winters as Head of UK Claims

Specialist global insurer Hiscox announced the appointment of Eva Berg-Winters as head of UK Claims. Berg-Winters joins Hiscox from strategy consultants OC&C, where she was an associate partner. Originally from Germany, she has spent time working at McKinsey & Company, …

Court Decision May Impact Workers’ Comp Side Agreements in California

A recent court decision may have the potential to change the practice of side agreements in workers’ compensation policies California, a practice that some say often goes on under the regulatory radar. Zurich American Insurance Co. and American Zurich Insurance …

ACE Creates New Head of Claims Role for Eurasia and Africa

ACE Group has created a new regional head of claims role for the Eurasia and Africa region and has promoted Stephen Crabb, currently political risk and energy claims manager for ACE European Group, to the position. ACE said the appointment …

Opioid Abuse Rises in Construction, Manufacturing Sectors: CNA

CNA recently issued two new reports that examine the growing prescription opioid abuse epidemic and its effect on the U.S. workforce, focusing on the construction and manufacturing industries, which are particularly at risk for such abuse. The reports, Construction: Prescription …