Chubb Corp. history, profile and corporate video
The Chubb Corp. operates as a holding company for a family of property and casualty insurance companies known informally as the Chubb Group of Insurance Cos. It provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals around the world. The company operates through three strategic business units: Chubb Personal Insurance, Chubb Commercial Insurance and Chubb Specialty Insurance. The Chubb Personal Insurance business unit offers personal insurance products for homes and valuable articles. It also offers personal insurance products for fine automobiles and yachts as well as personal liability insurance. The Chubb Commercial Insurance business unit offers a full range of commercial insurance products, including coverage for multiple peril, casualty, workers’ compensation and property and marine. The Chubb Specialty Insurance business unit offers a variety of specialized professional liability products for privately and publicly owned companies, financial institutions, professional firms and healthcare organizations. Its products include include directors and officers liability insurance, errors and omissions liability insurance, employment practices liability insurance, fiduciary liability insurance and commercial and financial fidelity insurance. The Chubb was founded by Thomas Caldecot Chubb and Percy Chubb in 1882 and is headquartered in Warren, NJ.“
In the spring of 1882, Thomas Caldecot Chubb and his son Percy opened their marine underwriting business in the seaport district of New York City. Having collected $1,000 from each of 100 prominent merchants to start their venture, they focused on insuring ships and cargoes. The Chubbs were adept at turning risk into success, often by helping their policyholders prevent disasters before they occurred. By the turn of the century, Chubb had established strong relationships with the insurance agents and brokers who placed their clients’ business with Chubb underwriters, and the original subscribers enjoyed a substantial return on their investment in the young company.
Chubb & Son did not value size in itself but regarded it as a measure of what had been achieved. Upon the Company’s 75th anniversary in 1957, Hendon Chubb — who had joined his older brother Percy in the firm in 1895 — noted, “I think there is perhaps a tendency in American business to overemphasize mere size, whereas to me it should be a by-product of a job well done.”
“Never compromise integrity,” also a Hendon Chubb principle, captures the spirit of our companies. Each member of the Chubb organization seeks to stand apart in bringing quality, fairness and integrity to each transaction, for the benefit of all involved.
The Chubb Corporation was formed in 1967 and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 1984.
With approximately 10,100 employees throughout North America, Europe, South America, and the Pacific Rim, Chubb serves property and casualty customers from some 120 offices in 27 countries around the globe. Chubb works with 8,500 independent agents and brokers worldwide.”
*Information from Forbes.com and Chubb.com
**Video published on YouTube by “ChubbInsurance“