Navigation Links
Darwin Announces Creation of New Health Care and Errors and Omissions Divisions

FARMINGTON, Conn., May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Darwin (NYSE: DR) is excited to announce the creation of two new product-centric underwriting divisions, the health care division and the errors and omissions (E&O) division.

(Logo: )

Under the leadership of senior vice president and national practice leader, Cynthia Oard, the newly created health care division combines all of Darwin's health care-related professional liability teams into one unit encompassing medical professional liability, health care management liability, and managed care E&O liability. Darwin, an acknowledged leader in health care specialty liability coverages, is combining its proven expertise in underwriting, risk management, and claims handling to better serve this important market. The organizational changes announced today will better position the company to both maintain and build on its leadership role in delivering innovative health care specialty products.

Cindy Oard brings over 20 years of demonstrated industry background and experience to the position of health care practice leader, where she will oversee underwriting and distribution management for the full suite of health care products. Susan Chmieleski, APRN, CPHRM, FASHRM, JD, has been promoted to senior vice president and serves as risk management lead and health care product manager. She continues her oversight of the industry-leading risk management services that are delivered with each of Darwin's professional liability products. Sue's role has now been expanded, as she will partner with Cindy Oard to enhance and diversify Darwin's overall health care product portfolio. For additional information about Cindy's background, please visit her biography page at To contact her directly, please dial 860 284-1322 or email her at For additional information about Sue's background, please visit her biography page at To contact her directly, please dial 860 284-1954 or email her at

"Darwin's success in the health care liability marketplace is already clear and well-established," states Cindy Oard. "The new divisional structure will allow us to align resources even more effectively, in order to continue the growth of our health care franchise," adds Sue Chmieleski.

The E&O division will be headed by Nicole Haggerty, senior vice president and national E&O practice leader. Combining a number of existing practice areas (including insurance agents, technology, media and lawyers professional liability practices), the E&O division has been created to maximize operating efficiencies, benefiting both Darwin and its producers and insureds. Nicole Haggerty brings to her new role over seventeen years of experience in the insurance industry, with twelve years dedicated exclusively to professional and management liability lines. Her background in claims management, underwriting, product development, and program management provide a strong platform from which to lead the professional underwriting initiatives at Darwin. For additional information about Nicole's background, please visit her biography page at To contact her directly, please dial 860 284-1968 or email her at

"Creating the health care and E&O divisions is a natural evolution for Darwin's structure and enables us to more efficiently create and deliver responsive products to our customers," says Stephen Sills, president and CEO of Darwin.

Both the health care and E&O divisions will report directly to Darwin's chief underwriting officer, David Newman.

About Darwin Professional Underwriters, Inc.

Darwin is a specialty insurance group based in Farmington, Connecticut. The company is focused on the professional liability insurance market and underwrites directors and officers ("D&O") liability for public and private companies, errors and omissions ("E&O") liability insurance, medical malpractice liability insurance, and other specialty coverage. Darwin member companies include Darwin Professional Underwriters, Inc., Darwin National Assurance Company (DNA), and Darwin Select Insurance Company (Darwin Select). DNA and Darwin Select have earned a financial strength rating of "A- (Excellent)" from A.M. Best Company. Darwin is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol, "DR." For more about Darwin visit

Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Darwin to Announce First Quarter 2008 Financial Results
2. Darwin Announces Departure of Senior Vice President
3. Darwin Introduces New Managed Care Corporate Liability Insurance
4. Darwin Professional Underwriters, Inc. Reports Record Net Income of $10.9 Million for the Fourth Quarter
5. Darwin Introduces Enhancements to its Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance Policy Including Privacy Wrongful Acts and More
6. Darwin Enters into Marketing Partnership with Agency Specialty Product Network
7. Darwin to Announce Fourth Quarter and Year-end 2007 Financial Results
8. Darwin to Present at the Credit Suisse Insurance Conference on November 15, 2007
9. Darwin Professional Underwriters, Inc. Reports Record Net Income of $8.4 Million for the Third Quarter
10. Darwin to Announce Third Quarter 2007 Financial Results
11. Alseres Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces 2008 Annual Stockholders Meeting
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... , ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers just announced a special promotion that will run ... purchase of lice treatment product. In addition, customers will receive a complimentary head Check ... lice is a sure way to ruin the holidays, so we encourage all of ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... VVA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... motto of progress through sharing, the 2016 Building Better Radiology Marketing ... The conference will begin on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Caesars Palace in ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Karnataka (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... world, Health-E-minds, an innovative online platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has ... , This partnership will bridge the knowledge gap experienced by parents and bring ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... ... Avid collector, Andrew Hawley from Vintage Rock Posters, announces his search for ... of Joplin's most famous and beautiful concert posters. The concert was held on March ... The According to Hawley, "It is hard to believe that Joplin's stardom was only ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... CognisantMD and Cambridge Memorial ... in the Waterloo region. Using the Ocean Platform, family physicians can now order ... electronic medical record (EMR) without the need for redundant patient entry or an ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , Nov. 26, 2015 Research ... of the "Advanced Wound Care Market by Type ... Ulcers), End User (In-Patient Facility, Out-Patient Facility), and Geography ... offering. --> --> ... the description, definition and forecast of the global advanced ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... India , November 26, 2015 ... --> adds ... Report" and "Investigation Report on China ... and 2021 forecasts data and information ... . ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... DUBLIN , Nov. 26, 2015 ... the addition of the "2016 Future Horizons ... Monitoring (TDM) Market: Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, ... offering. --> ... comprehensive analysis of the Italian therapeutic drug monitoring ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: