U.S. Insurance


Watford's U.S. operations were founded to develop insurance business in the U.S. through long-term partnerships with selected Managing General Agents and Program Administrators. Our U.S. operations are led by Alex Scherer, a seasoned insurance and reinsurance executive with over 20 years of experience in underwriting, risk management and general management.

Watford offers admitted and surplus lines capacity through our New Jersey-licensed insurers, Watford Specialty Insurance Company ("WSIC") and Watford Insurance Company ("WIC"). WSIC is approved to write surplus lines in 49 states and the District of Columbia, and WIC holds admitted licenses in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Both have earned an A- (Excellent) rating from A.M. Best.

Our underwriting operations are conducted with the full commercial, technical, and logistical support of Arch.







When you experience a claim or have a question about a claim we want you to know that our experts are here to help.

Please contact our claims team at (877) 590-5611.

You may also address any claim questions and enquiries in writing to:

Watford Specialty Insurance Company
Claims Department
445 South Street, Suite 220
P.O. Box 1988
Morristown, NJ 07962-1988

Contact Us

We are looking to develop long-term relationships with Program Administrators and Managing General Agents that exhibit the following attributes:

  • Best-in-class expertise

  • Demonstrated profitable program administration

  • A strong distribution platform

  • Clear understanding of successful program management

  • A unique perspective in the market they serve

If you have a program that you would like us to consider please contact John Willemsen at (973) 889-6470.