Crum & Forster Welcomes Barbra Merwin as New President of Travel Insured International
Accident and Health division poised to exploit opportunity as travel continues to increase
MORRISTOWN, NJ , August 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Crum & Forster, one of the nation’s leading property and casualty, accident and health insurance companies, which has been helping clients manage risk for 200 years, has hired Barbra Merwin as the new President of Travel Insured International (www.travelinsured.com) within the Accident & Health (A&H) division.
Travel Insured International (TII) is part of the Specialty Business Unit within C&F’s Accident & Health division. TII is a leading provider of travel insurance, providing quality travel protection worldwide for over 25 years and focusing on products such as emergency assistance and evacuation, protection against trip cancellation and interruption, baggage insurance, airline ticket protection, and plans that include medical benefits for students and travelers. worldwide.
In her new role, Ms. Merwin will lead the TII organization of more than 150 employees, including its customer service and sales organization. TII has several global target business segments, including travel services and insurance, a wholesale business focused on cruises, tours and group travel needs, and a dedicated A&H business, which meets a wide range of traveler needs.
“Barbra joins us at a time of great opportunity to shape our strategic expansion into the broader travel insurance and protection market. In her capacity as President, Barbra will oversee the direction of the organization to drive the future growth and profitability of the agency,” said Susan SilfenSVP of SBU A&H.
Ms. Merwin has over 30 years of experience in the development, multi-channel distribution and administration of insurance and related products in the specialty, commercial, property and casualty, employee benefits and affinity lines of business. “I am delighted to join the Crum & Forster family and drive the strategic growth of our travel business as the market regains momentum,” said Ms. Merwin. “This is a dynamic opportunity in an organization that has long been focused on its partners and end customer needs, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Prior to joining Crum & Forster, Ms. Merwin spent over eight years at AmTrust Financial Services where she held various leadership positions in strategic product development, marketing, operations, state disability insurance and, most recently was responsible for integrated claims solutions. She has also held senior management positions at HSBC.
About Crum & Forster Accident & Health
Crum & Forster (www.cfins.com), founded in 1822, is one of the nation’s leading insurers of property, casualty and accident and sickness, providing specialty insurance products through its admitted and excess insurance companies. C&F has $3.7 billion in gross written premium and is rated “A” Excellent by AM Best for 2022.
Since 2000, C&F’s Accident & Health division has offered a diversified portfolio of specialist insurance and reinsurance products. We place great emphasis on innovative product development and flexible distribution methods, as well as excellent customer service and support.
In addition to a strong domestic portfolio, C&F offers accident and health solutions internationally through its wholly owned captive facility, Crum & Forster Segregated Portfolio Company (SPC) located in the Cayman Islands, as well as through its various partnerships within the Fairfax family. These global capabilities provide partners with even greater flexibility in underwriting solutions.
VP C&F Corporate Communications
SOURCE Crum & Forster