Lloyd’s managing agent Coverys appoints new head of claims

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Coverys Managing Agency has appointed Caitlin Crist to a newly created claims role.

Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance, is the Lloyd’s managing agent of Syndicates 1975, 1991, 3330 and 1110. Crist will become head of claims for 1975 in June.

Placed through brokers for physicians, hospitals and other providers of healthcare, Syndicate 1975 provides protection coupled with risk management and mitigation solutions to improve margins and increase patient safety.

Crist brings more than a decade of liability claims experience to Coverys.

She has joined from Brit Global Specialty, where, as a complex claims specialist, she was responsible for managing and adjusting complex casualty claims and providing US legal advice on contentious issues.

Prior to this, Crist served as an attorney with Fields Howell, where she provided coverage advice to and represented insurers in the US federal and state courts.

Robin McCoy, chief executive officer of Coverys, said: “Coverys has built its market leading reputation by ensuring better outcomes for clients, from risk mitigation and patient safety to improved analytics. Superior claims management is also core to this ethos. How we handle claims in Lloyd’s will be crucial to maintaining our growth trajectory in the market.”

“Caitlin is an expert in medical professional liability claims and will play a key role in ensuring that the best-in-class reputation which Coverys has developed is maintained as we continue to strengthen our position in London and internationally.”

Crist said: “In a crowded market, Coverys has already begun to differentiate itself through the quality of its underwriting, data and approach to risk management. I am looking forward to adding claims to that list and developing a claims function which sets the business apart from its peers.”

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