Torus, a provider of property/casualty and specialty lines insurance in Bermuda, the UK and in the United States, last week announced the appointment of Bob Allen as U.S. Head of Healthcare, effective immediately. With 20 years of health care liability experience, Allen will oversee all of Torus’ U.S. medical professional liability underwriting, reporting directly to Dermot O’Donohoe, chief underwriting officer for Global Specialty. He is based in Torus’ Jersey City office.

Prior to Torus, Allen was most recently VP of Healthcare with Allied World Assurance (United States), where he was responsible for the medical professional liability product line. He has held senior underwriting positions at Zurich Insurance, U.S. RE and AIG. He has also held healthcare brokerage positions with Marsh and Johnson & Higgins.

Allen is a psychology graduate from the University of Virginia and an active member of the American Society of Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) and the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).

“We have ambitious plans to build a significant specialty business,” said O’Donohoe. “The offering of medical professional liability coincides with our overall strategy to position Torus as a leading global specialty carrier in the main classes. Bob is recognized as a leader within medical professional liability and he is an integral part of our goal to grow in this segment.”

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