AXIS Global Accident & Health, a Princeton, N.J.-based division of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (NYSE: AXS), recently announced that it is now actively marketing accident and health insurance coverage in the United States. Leading these accident and health insurance operations is James “Jay” Hamilton, who was recently named Chief Executive Officer, AXIS North America Accident & Health.

Insurance products now available from AXIS Global Accident & Health include Personal Accident and Business Travel Accident for employer groups, affinity groups and financial institutions, including banks, credit card issuers and credit unions. Related insurance programs, such as Student Accident and Sickness and Special Risks, including youth activities, daycare and non-profit group will be available later in 2010.

Hamilton brings more than 20 years of accident and health experience with a consistent record of success in strategically growing premium and profit at leading insurers. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, North American Accident & Health for the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies. Previously, he was Vice President, Accident & Health for CNA Insurance Companies.

“I’ve worked with Jay for several years, and I’m thrilled to have him on board leading our U.S. insurance operations,” said Chris DiSipio, Chief Executive Officer and President, AXIS Global Accident & Health. “Jay brings with him leadership experiences in all functions of accident and health operations, including underwriting, sales, claims, technology and product development.”

AXIS Global Accident & Health offers what the company calls a “fresh, modern alternative to traditional insurance carriers” with a disciplined and innovative product development process that delivers customized, flexible accident and health products to the global market. AXIS Global Accident & Health continually explores opportunities for strategic partnerships and growth. For more information, visit www.AXISCapital.com/accident.