Hiscox strengthens US Claims team with senior hires
New York, NY – June 7, 2021 – Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, has strengthened its US claims team with the appointments of John Morales as Head of Technical Claims & Exposure Management, and Jason Kunert as Vice President of Casualty Claims. Both will report to Tom Wolczik, Head of Claims in the US, and serve on Hiscox’s Claims Senior Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Hiscox, John Morales – who will be based in Atlanta, Georgia – served as Vice President of Technical Claims at Sompo International, where he helped to drive the creation of claims best practices, including an audit program and an imbedded data driven claims exposure tool for reserving accuracy. Additionally, Morales has held a variety of senior roles for ACE Group and Zurich North America. He earned his BA in History, from Dowling College.
Jason Kunert – who will be based in Phoenix, Arizona – served as Assistant Vice President of Casualty Claims at RLI where he led the western region’s casualty group, handling claims on both admitted and E&S/non-admitted business. Additionally, he was a member of RLI’s Diversity & Inclusion Council. Prior to RLI, Kunert managed a team of over 150 claims professionals at Nationwide E&S as Associate Vice President, Claims, and also held the roles of Director of Brokerage Claims, and Director of Subrogation and Special Investigations Unit. Kunert earned his MBA at the University of Phoenix, following a BA in Business Administration from Grand View University.
Commenting on the new appointments, Wolczik says: “The quality of our claims service is an integral part of the Hiscox DNA and the appointments of John and Jason represent a significant investment in our ongoing claims capabilities.
“In a newly created role, John will be driving claims consistency and developing best practices across all products with claims oversight nationally. He will be a strategic partner for the underwriting and actuarial teams, helping to prioritize and drive reserving analysis and exposure management.”
“Jason is a renowned authority in the industry on casualty claims, and brings exceptional and effective people leadership skills particularly as a champion of diversity and inclusion. We are thrilled to have both join the Hiscox team and I look forward to working with them.”
Hiscox USA provides a variety of specialty risk solutions, including a broad spectrum of errors and 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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