Claims News

Accident Fund Insurance Names Holland as Claims VP

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America has appointed Dean Holland to vice president of Claims. In this role, Holland is responsible for all claims and medical operations. Holland joined the company in 1987 as a claims examiner, and has worked in various …

American Claims Management Chosen by Pet Health Provider VCA to Manage Claims Experience

San Diego, CA, June 28, 2016 –American Claims Management, Inc. (ACM) has assumed third party administration of all animal malpractice and general liability claims for Veterinary Centers of America (VCA), a publicly traded provider of pet health care services. By teaming …

Wedding Vendors Account for Most Costly Claims: Travelers

Problems with vendors amounted to 30 percent of claim payments for all wedding claims, according to Travelers Companies, Inc. which announced the findings of its recent analysis of wedding insurance claims from 2011–2015. Wedding venues going bankrupt, photographers failing to …

Long Named Marketform’s Claims Director, Moving from XL Catlin

Marketform, the specialist Lloyd’s insurer, announce it has appointed Sharon Long to its executive team as claims director. Long’s appointment further strengthens the new leadership team that is driving the transformation of Marketform, the company said in a statement. Long …

XL Catlin Hires Newick as Leader for Energy, Property & Construction Claims

XL Catlin announced the strengthening of its insurance claims team with the appointment of Oliver Newick to the position of global practice leader for Energy, Property & Construction Claims. Newick joins XL Catlin from Liberty International where he held the …

CNA Adds Townsend as Sr. VP, Claim

Chicago-based CNA has appointed Joel Townsend as senior vice president, Claim. He will be head of claims customer service for CNA’s global Management Liability, Financial Institutions and Technology business units. Townsend previously served as senior vice president and worldwide specialty …

Chubb Names Claims Management Team in Europe

Chubb announced a number of appointments within its claims management team in Europe, with immediate effect. All the following positions will report to Peter Murray, director of claims for Chubb in Europe and will be based in London, unless otherwise stated: Steve Parry, formerly UK and …

Marsh Appoints Reeve as Head of First Party Claims, UK Specialties

Marsh announced with immediate effect the appointment of Gary Reeve as head of First Party Claims for its UK Specialties division. Reeve will report to Ian Martin, head of Claims for UK & Ireland. Reeve will act as a senior …

J.M. Wilson Adds Benda, Mandwee

Property/casualty insurance wholesaler J.M. Wilson has hired Adam Benda as claims representative and personal lines underwriter. The company also Adam Mandwee as assistant fleet underwriter in its Portage, Mich. office. Prior to joining J.M. Wilson, Benda worked as an underwriting and …

California Hospital Workers’ Comp Report Shows Claim Severity on Rise

California workers’ compensation claim severity continues to increase, while claims frequency declines, according a newly released report. The latest California hospital report benchmarking workers’ comp costs by Milliman and Keenan Healthcare uses data from 35 hospital systems and individual facilities …