Chubb expands North America claims leadership team

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Chubb expands North America claims leadership team

Chubb has made two appointments for its North America claims leadership team.

Bill Hazelton has been appointed head of Chubb North America claims. In this role, Hazelton will oversee strategy for all aspects of the company’s commercial and personal lines claims operations in the region. He will report to Chubb global claims officer Mike Smith and will be based in Jersey City, NJ.

He most recently served as the leader of Chubb’s environmental, excess casualty, and construction industry practices. Hazelton joined Chubb in 2005 and has served in a number of leadership roles since. He earned his master of arts degree in history from Rutgers University and a bachelor of science degree in political science and history from James Madison University.

Megan Watt has been named head of North America complex claims – a role newly created by Chubb. She will lead a team “designed to complement Chubb’s underwriters and business partners,” a release said, and she will use her experience in casualty, mass tort and other complex claims to ensure the best outcomes for clients. Watt will report to Hazelton and will be based in Basking Ridge, NJ.

Watt has nearly three decades of insurance and leadership experience. She received her JD from New York Law School and graduated cum laude from Barnard College-Columbia University. Watt is also a member of the New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Illinois Bar Associations.

“The insurance landscape is becoming more complex and navigating claims has become more difficult for our clients,” commented Chubb global claims officer Mike Smith on the appointments. “Chubb is committed to investing in the right people and resources to address these complexities.”