Beazley hires MPL expert Joseph Washington as U.S. Healthcare Underwriter

November 16, 2021 by matray

As specialist insurer Beazley moves to expand its Hospital Professional Liability portfolio in the United States, Joseph Washington has been appointed its underwriter for U.S. Healthcare, beginning his role on Monday, November 15, 2021.

With more than 25 years of medical professional liability experience, gained at Berkshire Hathaway and Zurich, Joseph has specialized in providing this type of coverage for hospitals throughout his career and brings with him a wealth of expert knowledge and experience in the field.

“With Beazley's reputation for working with organizations that manage their own risk effectively, they're a well-respected player in this market,” Washington said. “Naturally, I am very much looking forward to working with them to open distribution for Hospital Professional Liability here in the states.”

“This is an exciting hire for us, as we continue to target double-digit growth into 2022,” said Matt McCullaugh, focus group lead for US Hospitals at Beazley. “While the London distribution remains core to Beazley’s US Hospitals offering, there is a real opportunity to access more middle market US hospital business, by opening up distribution locally. With his vast experience in this area, Joseph is the ideal candidate to help us achieve this.”

Washington will be based in Atlanta.

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