Beazley expands miscellaneous medical capabilities in Atlanta

ATLANTA, April 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Beazley Group (BEZ.L), a leading insurer of healthcare professional liability and miscellaneous medical risks, today announced the addition of Christopher Dunlavy to its growing miscellaneous medical healthcare team. He will be based in Beazley's Atlanta office.

Mr Dunlavy joins Beazley from Hiscox USA, where he built and managed a substantial book of healthcare general and professional liability business. Previously, as an underwriter at The Insurance House Inc., he specialized in professional lines, property and general liability risks. Chris is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in risk management and insurance.

In addition to Chris joining the Atlanta office, Jennifer Schoenthal will be relocating from the Beazley Chicago office to Atlanta. Jennifer has been an underwriter with Beazley for two years and will be partnering with Chris to expand Beazley's book of miscellaneous medical business in the southeast region. Jennifer previously was an underwriter with a Lloyd's coverholder writing medi-spa and other allied healthcare lines of business.

Evan Smith, miscellaneous medical focus group leader at Beazley, said: "Chris is a great addition to our team and we are excited to see him join our expanding Atlanta office. With medical underwriters in Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and London, our miscellaneous medical team now has a wide reach of underwriting coverage to better serve our broker community."

Beazley's miscellaneous medical team offers various combinations of medical professional liability, general liability, products liability and errors & omissions coverages, on both a primary and excess basis. Clients include healthcare staffing agencies, home health services, behavioral health services, clinical trial sponsors, tissue/blood banks, nutraceutical companies, organ procurement organizations, contract research organizations, correctional healthcare providers, medi-spas, occupational health services, dialysis clinics, and ground/air ambulances.

Beazley's healthcare practice currently serves six (out of seventeen) of the top Honor Roll hospitals and five of the top ten pediatric hospitals as listed by US News and World Report 2014. In addition our miscellaneous medical team underwrites six of the top ten clinical research organizations and four of the largest healthcare staffing organizations.

CONTACT: Sean Carroll 312-476-6221 sean.carroll@beazley.com

Source:Beazley Group