SOURCE: Cooperative of American Physicians Inc.

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.

October 24, 2016 08:30 ET

Cooperative of American Physicians Names Alyson Lewis as Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer

Healthcare Professional Liability Expert to Focus on Growth and Retention for the CAP Enterprise

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - October 24, 2016) - The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP) today announced the appointment of Alyson Lewis to serve as its new Senior Vice President and Chief Underwriting Officer effective October 24, 2016. Ms. Lewis will be responsible for overseeing the underwriting functions of the entire CAP enterprise, reporting directly to Cindy Belcher, Chief Operating Officer.

Ms. Lewis brings a wealth of experience to the position. Most recently she served as Ironshore's Vice President, Hospital Professional Liability Product Manager for that company's western U.S. region. Her responsibilities included strategy, coverage innovation, risk management services, and business development, as well as broker relationships. Additionally, Ms. Lewis has held senior underwriting positions at other notable companies including Zurich North America and Chubb Executive Risk.

"As we look to the future and consider CAP's long-term mission, we are focused on providing an outstanding level of guidance and service to our Mutual Protection Trust (MPT) members, as well as our clients who are part of CAPAssurance, a Risk Purchasing Group and the Cooperative of American Physicians Insurance Company, Inc. -- from solo practitioners to medical groups and hospitals and facilities of all sizes," said CEO Sarah Pacini. "The appointment of Alyson is commensurate with our vision for CAP's evolution, one that is able to anticipate the changing needs of physicians, medical groups, and healthcare facilities."

Ms. Lewis earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Southern California, and subsequently her Juris Doctor from Concord Law School. Additionally, she holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation and is licensed as a Property and Liability Insurance Broker and Surplus Lines Insurance Broker in the State of California.

"We are delighted to welcome someone of Alyson's caliber to the CAP team," said Chief Operating Officer Cindy Belcher. "Her broad knowledge, experience, and expertise will serve as vital assets to help drive the strategic direction of our organization."

About the Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc.

The Cooperative of American Physicians, Inc. (CAP), established in 1975, offers medical professional liability protection and risk management services to more than 12,000 of California's finest physicians through the Mutual Protection Trust. In 2013, CAP organized CAPAssurance, a Risk Purchasing Group, to bring liability insurance coverage to member hospitals, health care facilities, and large medical groups. Based in Los Angeles, CAP also has offices in San Diego, Orange County, Sacramento, and Palo Alto. For more information, visit www.CAPphysicians.com. CAP is licensed as a California surplus lines broker (License. No. 0B72723). The insurance products provided under the CAPAssurance program are issued by a "non-admitted" or "surplus line" insurer that is not licensed by the State of California.

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