UNITED STATES


                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported)          March 19, 2003


                            CNA FINANCIAL CORPORATION

            (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

               DELAWARE                  1-5823              36-6169860
     (State or Other Jurisdiction      (Commission         (IRS Employer
           of Incorporation)           File Number)      Identification No.)

       CNA PLAZA, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS                             60685
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)                     (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code         (312) 822-5000

          (Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)


Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits

(c)  Exhibits:

Exhibit No.      Description
-----------      -----------

99.1             CNA Financial Corporation press release, issued March 19, 2003,
                 providing information on a revision to 4th quarter and year-end
                 2002 results.

Item 9.  Regulation FD Disclosure

On March 19, 2003 CNA Financial Corporation issued a release providing
information with respect to a revision of 4th quarter and year-end 2002 results.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                                        CNA FINANCIAL CORPORATION

Dated:  March 19, 2003             /s/ Robert V. Deutsch
                                  By:  Robert V. Deutsch
                                  Its: Executive Vice President and
                                  Chief Financial Officer