Chubb Expands North America Claims Leadership Team

Bill Hazelton named Head of Chubb North America Claims; Megan Watt appointed to newly created leadership role focused on Complex Claims

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., March 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Chubb announced that it has expanded its North America claims leadership team to better address today's complex litigation environment. Bill Hazelton has been named Head of Chubb North America Claims, and Megan Watt has been appointed to a newly created leadership role, Head of North America Complex Claims.

Bill Hazelton, Head of Chubb North America Claims

In this capacity, Mr. Hazelton will oversee the strategy for all aspects of  the company's commercial and personal lines claims operations.  As Head of North America Complex Claims, Ms. Watt will lead a team designed to complement Chubb's underwriters and business partners and use her breadth of experience in casualty, mass tort and other complex claims to ensure the company is able to attain the best outcomes for its clients.

"The insurance landscape is becoming more complex and navigating claims has become more difficult for our clients," said Mike Smith, Chubb's Global Claims Officer. "Chubb is committed to investing in the right people and resources to address these complexities. Bill and Megan bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their new roles and will help further enhance the claims experience for our customers."

Mr. Hazelton will report to Mr. Smith and will be based in Jersey City, N.J. He joined Chubb in 2005 and has served in several leadership capacities throughout his tenure.  Prior to this new position, he served as Chubb's Environmental, Excess Casualty and Construction Industry Practice Leader. He received a Master of Arts degree in History from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and History from James Madison University.

Ms. Watt will report to Mr. Hazelton and remain based in Basking Ridge, N.J. She has close to 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. She is a member of the New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Illinois Bar Associations.

About Chubb

Chubb is the world's largest publicly traded property and casualty insurance company. With operations in 54 countries and territories, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients. As an underwriting company, we assess, assume and manage risk with insight and discipline. We service and pay our claims fairly and promptly. The company is also defined by its extensive product and service offerings, broad distribution capabilities, exceptional financial strength and local operations globally. Parent company Chubb Limited is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CB) and is a component of the S&P 500 index. Chubb maintains executive offices in Zurich, New York, London, Paris and other locations, and employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. Additional information can be found at:

Chubb Insurance Company of Canada has offices in Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Vancouver and provides its products and services through licensed insurance brokers across Canada. For additional information, visit:


For further information: Eric Samansky; 215-640-4666,