C&F appoints Nicole Bennett new Pethealth CEO

Crum & Forster , Accident & Health announced that Nicole Bennett has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of recently integrated Pethealth . Pethealth, in a deal expected to close by the end of the fourth quarter 2020, will become part of Crum & Forster Holdings Corp. Accident & Health division, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairfax Financial.

“Welcoming Pethealth to the A&H family earlier this year was tremendous for C&F, moving our combined position to fourth in the pet insurance market in the US. Securing Nicole at the helm of this new vertical positions us for synergies within our growing pet insurance ecosystem and allows us to scale with confidence as we continue to meet insurance needs of pet families across North America and the UK.” – President of C&F Accident & Health, Gary McGeddy.

Bennett brings 27 years of experience in the P&C insurance industry, most recently as C&F Chief of Staff where she has been engaged in strategy and execution related to growth and profitability objectives across underwriting, production, analytics, innovation, technology, talent and leadership development and communication. She is one of C&F’s thought leaders on long-term innovation and strategy. In that realm she is also the senior executive leader of the Digital Partners unit within C&F, which focuses on InsureTech distribution. Bennett will relinquish her role as Chief of Staff to head up Pethealth operations and she will retain oversight of C&F’s Digital Partners, reporting directly to McGeddy.

“I’m one of the few people who started out knowing I was going into insurance. But to be presented with the opportunity to apply that initial instinct to a career that serves to protect pets across regions is a true privilege. I’m looking forward to seeing Pethealth solutions continue to anticipate the needs and improve the lives of pets and pet families everywhere.” – Chief Executive Officer, Pethealth, Nicole Bennett.