Chubb has expanded its North America claims leadership team with two appointments: Bill Hazelton has been named head of Chubb North America Claims, and Megan Watt has been appointed to a newly created leadership role, head of North America Complex Claims.
Hazelton will oversee the strategy for all aspects of the company’s commercial and personal lines claims operations. Watt will lead a team designed to complement Chubb’s underwriters and business partners and use her experience in casualty, mass tort and other complex claims for clients.
“The insurance landscape is becoming more complex and navigating claims has become more difficult for our clients,” said Mike Smith, Chubb’s Global Claims Officer.
Hazelton joined Chubb in 2005 and has served in several leadership capacities throughout his tenure. Prior to this new position, he served as Chubb’s Environmental, Excess Casualty and Construction Industry Practice Leader.
Hazelton will report to Smith and will be based in Jersey City, N.J.
Watt has close to three decades of insurance and leadership experience. She joined Chubb in 2018 as executive vice president, head of North America Claims. Prior to joining Chubb, she was head of Claims for Everest National Insurance Co. She joined Everest in 2017 from American International Group (AIG), which she joined in 2000 and was global claims officer for complex casualty claims.
Watt will report to Hazelton and remain based in Basking Ridge, N.J.
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