AXIS Insurance, the insurance business segment of AXIS Capital, has appointed James ‘Jay’ Hamilton for the newly created role of global head of accident & health insurance.


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In this role, Hamilton will be responsible for leading AXIS Insurance’s Accident & Health business in both the U.S. and international markets. Mr. Hamilton will report directly to AXIS Insurance CEO Peter Wilson and will be based in Chicago.

Wilson said: “Jay has built a strong reputation within the Accident & Health insurance market and is a trusted partner to many of our most strategic A&H brokers and clients.

“His appointment to Global Head of A&H Insurance reaffirms our commitment to ensuring we remain a valued partner to our clients and brokers in the Accident & Health insurance market. We look forward to the leadership contributions Jay will make in this new role.”

A 30-year insurance industry leader, Hamilton joined AXIS in 2010. He served for eight years as Executive Vice President and CEO, North America Insurance, for the Company’s Accident & Health business unit.

Prior to joining AXIS, he spent 10 years at Chubb, where he was responsible for the firm’s North American Accident & Health business. He was previously Vice President of CNA’s Group Accident Insurance and Reinsurance product lines in the US and Canada.

AXIS Insurance’s Accident & Health business provides a broad portfolio of accident, specialty health and travel-related insurance solutions.

Source: Company Press Release.