Chris Behling is hub head and chief underwriter, Life & Health Americas at Swiss Re. He joined Swiss Re in April 2017 to lead strategy for the US Life and Health Division.
Behling has spent more than twenty years in the U.S. life and health insurance industry, working with several firms including Princeton Consultants, Hooper Holmes, and AXA/Equitable. He has a diverse background and has worked in product development, underwriting and distribution functions. During his career, Behling founded LifeSource, one of the first point-of-sale brokerage general agencies in the industry. While at Hooper Holmes, he led their underwriting solutions business, providing outsourced underwriting services, APS summaries and quick quotes to U.S. insurers. He also created Hooper Holmes Health and Wellness and grew it to become the largest onsite health screening company in the U.S. While at AXA, Behling led U.S. life insurance distribution relationships, sales operations, and business development. In addition, he created and led AXA’s Specialty Markets life division which included AXA’s business in the premium financing, foreign national, professional athletes and COLI/BOLI markets.
Behling received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Albion College and a Masters degree in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.
Behling can be reached at Swiss Re, 175 King Street, Armonk, NY 10504. Phone: 914-828-8000.