Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it has established a dedicated medical stop loss division and appointed John Snyder to lead the effort.

The company also named David Friedly as Head of Underwriting and Glenn Funk as Actuary for Medical Stop Loss.

"We are pleased to have the talent and experience of John, David and Glenn fueling our move into medical stop loss and building out our team for this product line," said Sanjay Godhwani, Executive Vice President, BHSI.

"Their deep expertise, coupled with BHSI’s strong balance sheet, will allow buyers to make their medical stop loss choice with confidence."

John comes to BHSI with nearly four decades of experience specializing in employer self-funded medical plans. During the course of his career, he served as a Third Party Administrator (TPA), an employee benefits broker and a Managing General Underwriter (MGU) of stop loss business. He retired from AIG in 2013 after more than a decade as President and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Excess, LLC.

David brings to BHSI more than 40 years of life and health insurance experience with major commercial insurers and benefits organizations. His career has included leadership roles in operations, compliance, claims and underwriting, with a focus on medical stop loss. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California.

Glenn joins BHSI with more than 40 years of industry experience, most recently serving as Vice President and Actuary at AIG Benefits Solutions. Previously, Glen was Executive Vice President and Chief Actuary at Medical Excess, LLC, and served as Chief Actuary at American Health & Life Insurance Company, General Reassurance Corporation and Anthem Insurance Companies.

Glenn is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Yale University and a master’s degree in Actuarial Science from Northeastern University.

All three executives are based in BHSI’s office in Irvine, California.

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance provides commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive and professional lines, surety, travel, programs, medical stop loss and homeowners insurance.