Chuck Hewitt, Author at Insurance Thought Leadership



Chuck Hewitt

Chuck Hewitt

Chuck Hewitt is a veteran claims executive with over 40 years of management experience at both national and regional carriers.

He is currently the Claims Technical Director of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group in Santa Cruz, California.

Before taking his current position, he was under contract to the California Insurance Commissioner to wind up the affairs of the former Golden Eagle Insurance Company, and prior to that he held successive executive positions with Liberty Mutual, Western Employers, Industrial Indemnity and Zenith Insurance Companies.

Chuck has been a frequent speaker at conferences sponsored by the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, the Workers’ Compensation Defense Counsel Association, the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters, the Harmonie Group, and Lorman Education Services.

He is a past president of the Los Angeles Claim Managers’ Council, a member and the 1997 past president of the Pacific Claim Executives Association, a member of the Central Claim Executives Association, past national co-chair of the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters National Advisory Council (on which he still sits), a member of the American Management Association, and a Past President and member of the Board of Directors of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County.

Chuck resides in Soquel, California with his wife Mary. Besides doting on their 3 children and 7 grandchildren, they like to travel, play Bridge and tend to their Shih Tzu, Lucy.

Recent Articles by Chuck Hewitt

Fiduciary Liability Insurance in the Nonprofit Sector – What You Need to Know

As a national insurer of nonprofits we are often asked what do their directors and officers need to know about their fiduciary responsibilities and can they insure for their errors or omissions. Just do an Internet search on “fiduciary duties of nonprofit directors and officers” and be treated to 150,000 articles describing the responsibilities, but […]

Skiing The Slippery Slope Of Employment Practices Liability In The Nonprofit Sector

One of your employees has been out on disability with a workers’ compensation injury and you have been getting great advice and service from your workers’ compensation carrier regarding managing the employee while out on leave. Ultimately, you are advised that it has been determined in the workers’ compensation case that the employee has reached […]

Spotlight on Sexual Abuse

The Risk A significant problem faced by organizations offering services to youth, elderly, and the developmentally disabled is that individuals who sexually abuse are not easily identified. The majority of perpetrators involved in these incidents at nonprofit organizations have no prior abuse convictions. Also, they are often highly regarded by their peers and the families […]

You Run a Community-Based Nonprofit – What to Do When You Have an Accident, Claim or Lawsuit, Part 2

This is the second of a two-part series on what non-profits should do when a lawsuit is filed against them. Part 1 of this series can be found here. What Are All of These Papers? Let’s look at the lawsuit itself. When a lawsuit is served, there are two different parts: a summons and a […]

You Run a Community-Based Nonprofit – What to Do When You Have an Accident, Claim or Lawsuit, Part 1

This is the first of a two-part series on what non-profits should do when a lawsuit is filed against them. Part 2 of the series can be found here. When Can a Lawsuit Be Filed? In each state, there are various statutes of limitations or time limits in which a lawsuit must be filed for […]

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