CNA News

Owner’s Latest Claim for Damaged Yacht Hits Shoal in Federal Appellate Court

James Shackleford paid $120,000 for a 65-foot sailboat in 2009, hoping to fix up the vessel and one day sail around the globe. That voyage never happened. Instead, the yacht that Shackleford christened Sea the World was struck by lightning. …

Mass. High Court Upholds Consent-to-Settle Clause in Malpractice Policy

Massachusetts’ highest court on Monday rejected arguments that consent-to-settle clauses in professional malpractice insurance policies violate public policy. The Supreme Judicial Court sided with CNA subsidiary Continental Casualty Co. in an engineering malpractice lawsuit brought against homeowners Douglas and Kristen …

Valen Analytics, Drone Base and CNA Pitch Products

Valen Analytics Predicts Comp Risks with no Loss History Workers’ compensation carriers can now accurately score a policy even where there is no loss history on the account, according Valen Analytics, a data analytics and predictive modeling firm for the …

CNA, QBE, Arcadia Settlements Make Personnel Changes

CNA Taps QBE Lawyer for General Counsel Post CNA has appointed Jose Ramon Gonzalez as executive vice president and general counsel. Gonzalez will serve as the principal counsel for the Chicago based carrier, responsible for legal affairs, compliance, regulatory and …

People News: Assurant, Great American, CNA

Assurant Names John Pawloski as Chief Compliance Officer Assurant, Inc., a global provider of risk management solutions, announced the appointment of John Pawloski to senior vice president, chief compliance officer. Reporting to Carey Roberts, Assurant’s chief legal officer, Pawloski will …

Business News: Ascot, CNA, AutoClaims Direct

Ascot to Acquire Greyhawk Insurance Company Ascot US Holding Corporation announced the acquisition of Greyhawk Insurance Company, and its wholly owned subsidiary Greyhawk Specialty Insurance Company (“Greyhawk Specialty”). Greyhawk is a Colorado domiciled admitted lines insurer and has been in …

People News: IFS, AIG, CNA

Lee Joins Integrated Financial Settlements as Chief Executive Officer Robert Lee has been selected as the new chief executive officer at Denver-based IFS, a holding company with several industry subsidiaries in the structured settlements and MSP compliance marketplaces. For the …

Business News: Grange Insurance, CNA/Aon Affinity Partnership, Verisk

Grange Insurance Introduces 36-Month Policy Option for Businesses Ohio-based Grange Insurance launched a new 36-month commercial insurance package policy. The 36-month package policy gives commercial policyholders that qualify the opportunity to have consistent, stable rates, terms and conditions for 36 …

People News: CNA, MedRisk, Navigators

CNA Names Weber to New SVP Role CNA announced the appointment of Scott Weber to fill a newly created senior vice president role within the company’s Worldwide P&C Claim unit. In this role, Weber is responsible for all aspects of …

People News: CNA, Willis Towers Watson, NCCI, RMS

Robusto To Assume Role Of CNA’s Chairman And CEO CNA Financial Corporation announced that Dino E. Robusto will assume the role of chairman and chief executive officer on November 21, 2016, succeeding Thomas F. Motamed, who is retiring after eight …