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Chubb appoints head of North America claims

July 16, 2018   by Staff

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Megan Watt, Executive Vice President, Chubb's Head of North America Claims (PRNewsfoto/Chubb)

Megan Watt, Executive Vice President, Chubb’s Head of North America Claims (PRNewsfoto/Chubb)

Chubb has appointed Megan Watt as Executive Vice President, Head of North America Claims.

In this role, she will lead all aspects of Chubb North America claims management, service and administration for the commercial and personal insurance businesses. Watt will be based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, and will report to Michael Smith, Chubb’s Global Claims Officer.

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“Megan is a highly respected leader in the industry and brings a vast array of management, legal and claims experience that will complement our North America Claims team. I look forward to working with Megan in supporting our commitment to service excellence, embedded in the Chubb claim reputation, as well as driving innovative strategies to bring the overall claim experience to new levels, in an ever-changing environment,” said Smith.

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Watt has close to three decades of insurance experience and has served in a variety of leadership capacities. Prior to joining Chubb, Ms. Watt was head of Claims for Everest National Insurance Company, where she led a team of claims and operations professionals supporting multiple product lines.

Ms. Watt received her JD from New York Law School in 1989, and graduated cum laude from Barnard College-Columbia University in 1986. She is a member of the New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Illinois Bar Associations.

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