Specialty property and casualty insurer Skyward Specialty Insurance Group has announced that it will begin to quote business to its select producer partners after stating its intention to enter into the Healthcare Professional Liability business.
At launch, underwriting will focus on out-patient medical services centres such as dialysis centres, labs, and physical therapy locations, as well as specialty pharmacies, medical and nursing staffing companies and home health and hospice businesses, with the potential to expand the scope of offerings as the business grows.
Brenda Craig, most recently President of Healthcare at OneBeacon Insurance, will lead the group, and be joined by April Gilcreast and Chantelle Burton.
Burton brings 25 years of industry experience to the role. Prior to her appointment, she was most recently Assistant Vice President at Everest Insurance, and before that was Vice President at ProAssurance Mid-Continent Underwriters.
Gilcreast has over 17 years of industry experience and was most recently at Westchester, a division of Chubb, and prior to that was AVP, National Distribution Leader for Hanover Healthcare.
Craig commented: “Chantelle, April and I are excited to ‘open the doors’ to Skyward Specialty’s Healthcare Liability business.
“We have been working diligently to ensure we are ready to serve our clients with the specifically-tailored, solution-oriented products that are the hallmark of Skyward Specialty.”
John Burkhart, President of Specialty Lines at Skyward Specialty commented: “The launch of our Healthcare Professional Liability segment is yet another exciting step forward in our company’s continuing progression to being the pre-eminent specialty insurance company in our target markets.
“I have no doubt that Brenda, Chantelle, April and the Healthcare Professional Liability team will deliver market leading assistance, advice and solutions for the unique needs of this segment.
“With the addition of this business to our portfolio, we are again poised to be a leader in a niche market where Skyward Specialty can be the differentiator for our producers and customers.”