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The Hartford Hires Jim Villa As Head Of Accident And Health

May 31, 2016
"As part of the Group Benefits’ growth strategy, we continue to build our portfolio of income protection products and broaden our distribution footprint, and the accident & health space represents an excellent growth opportunity"

The Hartfordhas hired Jim Villa as the new head of accident and health (A&H), reporting to Mike Concannon, executive vice president of Group Benefits. In this role, Villa is responsible for expanding the A&H product suite across The Hartford’s businesses.

“As part of the Group Benefits’ growth strategy, we continue to build our portfolio of income protection products and broaden our distribution footprint, and the accident & health space represents an excellent growth opportunity,” Concannon said. “Jim brings deep leadership experience and knowledge of the marketplace that will help drive our strategy forward while delivering value to our clients and business partners.”

Villa joined The Hartford with more than 25 years of underwriting and sales experience in A&H. Most recently, he was senior vice president and global A&H chief operating officer at Chubb, where he led all aspects of the business. Prior to joining Chubb, he held roles of increasing responsibility for A&H business at Aon Consulting and at AIG. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern New Hampshire University.

The Hartford’s current A&H portfolio includes:

  • Accidental death & dismemberment insurance offered through employers and associations/affinity groups; and
  • Business travel accident and blanket insurance coverage for employers and specialty groups.

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