Arbella Names Allen Chaves Director of Personal Lines Product

QUINCY, Mass., February 6, 2018 The Arbella Insurance Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Allen Chaves to the position of director of personal lines product. Chaves will be responsible for the auto, home, dwelling fire and umbrella products and will lead the team focused on rate, product and system enhancements. In this role, Chaves will now report to Jim Hyatt, senior vice president of personal lines.

“We are proud to announce that Allen is joining the personal lines team,” said Hyatt. “Allen is not only an integral part of the Arbella family, but brings deep product, pricing and analytics experience to his new position, along with solid leadership, coaching, development and mentoring skills.”

Chaves joined Arbella in 2011. As an integral member of the Actuarial and Research Analytics Department, through collaboration with both business and IT teams, Chaves has been instrumental in implementing Arbella’s predictive models and rating plans. Serving most recently as director of data governance and research analytics, Chaves spearheaded the organization’s data strategy project and worked with analysts across the organization to strengthen the company’s analytics capabilities.

Chaves has more than 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, and brings extensive industry knowledge and an informed perspective to his new role. A resident of Duxbury, Chaves began his career as an underwriter at Liberty Mutual, where he held a variety of analyst and leadership roles in underwriting, pricing, product, and marketing. He received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of New Hampshire and earned his CPCU, API, ARC, and AIAF designations from The Institutes.

Recognized as one of the Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” for nine consecutive years, Arbella is deeply committed to maintaining high levels of employee satisfaction and a positive workplace culture.

About the Arbella Insurance Group

Established in 1988, the Arbella Insurance Group ( is a company with more than $800M in revenue with approximately $1.5B in assets, headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts. Arbella is a customer-focused regional property and casualty insurance company, providing personal and business insurance in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and business insurance in Rhode Island and New Hampshire. 

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Christine Williamson

Greenough Communications