Ascent appoints Wilson as healthcare underwriter

publish date : Feb 2017

Ascent Underwriting, the specialist niche-product managing general agent, has appointed Ben Wilson as healthcare underwriter with immediate effect.

Reporting to Chief Underwriting Officer Gareth Tungatt, Wilson will support Ascent in meeting growing demand for its Medical Billings product, which combines cover for errors and omissions arising from incorrect billing, associated regulatory exposure and reputational harm. In addition, Ben will be responsible for launching complimentary products aims at the HealthCare sector.

Launched in 2013 for US healthcare professionals on an individual risk basis, Ascent's Medical Billings portfolio has grown considerably. Ascent underwrites this specialist business on an open market basis and also offers reinsurance and structured facilities.

Wilson brings extensive healthcare liability experience having underwritten a range of portfolios in over 50 countries. He joins from QBE and has held healthcare-related underwriting roles at Dale Underwriting Partners and Marketform. He began his insurance career with Chaucer Syndicates Ltd.

Tungatt said, "In addition to our signature CyberPro products, Medical Billings has been phenomenal in opening up distribution channels for Ascent in the US. We are extremely pleased to welcome Ben who will not only help meet demand but will be instrumental in further developing Ascent's healthcare proposition. With Ben's expertise added to that of the existing team, Ascent will look to move quickly in developing additional covers, such as allied health and complementary medicine, initially for core markets in the US, Canada and Australia and ultimately on a worldwide basis."

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