Hiscox Appoints Michael Ford as Head of Underwriting Counsel in the US
New York, NY – March 24, 2021 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, today announced the appointment of Michael Ford as Vice President, Head of Underwriting Counsel in the US. In his new role, Ford will manage the Underwriting Counsel team, and will be based in Atlanta, Georgia. Ford will report to Jennifer Metzger, SVP, Head of Production Innovation and Development.
“In his time at Hiscox, Michael has become recognized by the business as a leading authority on complex legal and commercial matters, and is a subject matter expert on our products and coverages,” said Metzger. “Michael is a dedicated, compassionate, and exceptional leader, who works tirelessly to ensure our customers get the very best.”
The Underwriting Counsel team is responsible for the development and drafting of all of Hiscox USA's insurance products. The team also provides insight to key stakeholders within the company regarding market, litigation, and claims trends. Prior to his appointment, Ford served as Senior Technical Underwriting Counsel and was the primary liaison between the Underwriting and Claims teams to identify key trends and make product recommendations. Before joining Hiscox in 2018, he spent seven years as a coverage litigation attorney at Hinshaw & Culbertson and then at Clyde & Co, working on coverage disputes nationwide involving a wide range of insurance policies. Ford earned his JD at the University of Miami School of Law, following a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Hiscox USA provides a variety of specialty risk solutions, including a broad spectrum of errors & omissions, general liability, cyber and data security, media liability, management liability, crime, and terrorism insurance products.
About the Hiscox Group
Hiscox is a global specialist insurer, headquartered in Bermuda and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:HSX). Our ambition is to be a respected specialist insurer with a diverse portfolio by product and geography. We believe that building balance between catastrophe-exposed business and less volatile local specialty business gives us opportunities for profitable growth throughout the insurance cycle.
The Hiscox Group employs over 3,000 people in 14 countries, and has customers worldwide. Through the retail businesses in the UK, Europe, Asia and the USA, we offer a range of specialist insurance for professionals and business customers as well as homeowners. Internationally traded, bigger ticket business and reinsurance is underwritten through Hiscox London Market and Hiscox Re & ILS. In the US, Hiscox small business Insurance is underwritten by Hiscox Insurance Company Inc., a Chicago-based insurance company.
Our values define our business, with a focus on people, courage, ownership and integrity. We pride ourselves on being true to our word and our award-winning claims service is testament to that. For more information, visit www.hiscoxgroup.com.
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