Swiss Re Asia named reinsurer claims team of the year

Swiss Re has been named 'Reinsurer Claims Team of the Year' at the inaugural Claims Awards Asia 2013, held in Hong Kong on 19 November.

On announcing the award, the host said Swiss Re is extremely committed to Asia and has been at the forefront of innovation on the region, working with customers, brokers and insurers.

Beat Schnegg, Executive Claims Manager Asia, accepted the award on Swiss Re's behalf. Following the ceremony he said: "This is the first time this award has been given and it is particularly rewarding that we are the winners. Paying claims has been part of our core value proposition for 150 years. The last three years have been challenging in Asia with large nat cat events as well as more significant man-made losses, but we made a difference." 

"Thanks to the teams for all their efforts and strong commitment, but also to all our stakeholders. Claims is an integral part of the cross functional teams so this award goes to the full Swiss Re team!. We will not rest and will continue to raise the bar."

A special thank you to Michelle Oosthuizen, Senior Claims Manager P&C, and the ANZ Communications team for helping drive the submission.

Other winners on the night included:

♦ Claims Innovation of the Year - Bajaj Allianz
♦ Major Loss Award - Crawford & Company
♦ Health Insurer Claims Team of the Year - Chola MS
♦ Claims Service Provider of the Year - Willis Processing Services India
Reinsurer Claims Team of the Year - Swiss Re
♦ Claims Legal Services Provider of the Year - Ince & Co
♦ General Insurer Claims Team of the Year - Tata AIG

Beat Schnegg (centre) with Corinna Cheng from HK and Patricia Mack from Singapore claims teams