Beazley Strengthens Miscellaneous Medical Professional Liability Underwriting Capabilities

CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beazley, a leading insurer of miscellaneous medical professional liability risks, has recruited Jennifer Schoenthal to join its fast growing healthcare team.
Prior to her employment at Beazley, Ms Schoenthal spent seven and a half years as a senior underwriter and product manager at Professional Program Insurance Brokerage where she individually developed and managed new product niches such as medi-spa and allied health programs.

Ms Schoenthal joins Evan Smith, who heads Beazley's miscellaneous medical underwriting team in Chicago. Mr Smith stated: "We are delighted that Jennifer is a part our team. Our specialty lines division has built a strong local presence in the US. With Jennifer's extensive experience in miscellaneous medical, we are well equipped to capitalize on attractive growth opportunities."

With underwriters in London, Chicago, and San Francisco, Beazley's substantial and growing healthcare practice currently serves five of the top ten Honor Roll hospitals and six of the top ten pediatric hospitals as listed by US News and World Report, in addition to 24% of HealthGrade's top hospitals (2012 rankings).

Beazley plc (BEZ.L), is the parent company of specialist insurance businesses with operations in Europe, the US, Asia and Australia. Beazley manages five Lloyd's syndicates and, in 2012, underwrote gross premiums worldwide of $1,895.9m.

Beazley's underwriters in the United States focus on writing a range of specialist insurance products. In the admitted market, coverage is provided by Beazley Insurance Company, Inc., an A.M. Best A rated carrier licensed in all 50 states. In the surplus lines market, coverage is provided by the Beazley syndicates at Lloyd's.

Beazley is a market leader in many of its chosen lines, which include professional indemnity, property, marine, reinsurance, accident and life, and political risks and contingency business.

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