Vericlaim opens registration for Insights 2017 conference

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Vericlaim opens registration for Insights 2017 conference

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, Nov. 2, 2016 – Vericlaim—a subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., and leading national provider of loss adjusting and claims management solutions—has announced that registration is now open for its Insights 2017 conference, one of the premier expositions in the property damage restoration industry.

Insights 2017 will be held March 12–15 at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, Texas. The event will bring together industry specialists and feature some of today’s most innovative training courses, world-class speakers and valuable networking opportunities. The conference has become one of the most extensive trade shows and exhibition floors in the property restoration industry.

This year’s conference will feature keynote speakers Kevin Harrington, original Shark on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and inventor of the infomercial; Alden Mills, founder of Perfect Fitness and three-time Navy SEAL Platoon Commander; and Bill Bates, former Dallas Cowboys safety and three-time Super Bowl champ. Additionally, many exciting hands-on workshops, training sessions and continuing education credit opportunities are scheduled. Topics will be wide-ranging and address such areas as aerial imaging, drones, managed repair best practices, new claims and estimating technology trends, among others.

“This is Vericlaim’s first year spearheading the Insights conference, and we are committed to making the event an exceptional experience,” said Vericlaim President Thomas Simoncic. “Insights 2017 will offer property damage restoration specialists a unique opportunity to come together, exchange ideas, and hear from leading experts. We have assembled specialists from around the country to demonstrate technology, share strategies, and offer proven and practical tips for business success.”

Those who register by Nov. 15, 2016, will save $475 off full conference registration and be entered into a drawing to win a brand-new 2017 Ford F-150 pickup truck, free conference registration for 2018 and other prizes.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit www.InsightsConference.com.

About Vericlaim
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Vericlaim is a preeminent global loss adjusting and claims management company committed to helping its clients—insurance companies, corporations, public entities and brokers—manage and control their risk needs around the world. The success of Vericlaim stems from its focus on providing clients with superior claims resolution on the most timely and cost effective basis in the industry, continually adapting to the evolving service and information needs of its clients, and developing innovative solutions to complex risk management issues. The company has global reach and maintains a distinct local market presence in more than 400 locations throughout the world. For more, see www.vericlaiminc.com.

About Sedgwick
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions. At Sedgwick, caring countsSM; the company takes care of people and organizations by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other services through the dedication and expertise of more than 14,000 colleagues in some 275 offices located in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. Sedgwick facilitates financial and personal health and helps customers and consumers navigate complexity by designing and implementing customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed expectations. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is KKR; Stone Point Capital LLC, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.

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Sedgwick media contact
Catherine Bennett, public relations director, 615-892-9361, catherine.bennett@sedgwick.com

Vericlaim acquires Mid-Texas Claim Service

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Vericlaim acquires Mid-Texas Claim Service

NAPERVILLE, Illinois, Nov. 1, 2016 – Vericlaim—a subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., and global provider of loss adjusting and claims management services—has acquired the assets of Mid-Texas Claim Service, Inc., an independent provider of all-lines insurance adjusting and appraisal services in central Texas.

Based in Temple with servicing offices in Waco and Bryan-College Station, the company has delivered best-in-class adjusting and appraisal services to insurance carriers, property owners, defense attorneys and self-insured companies in the heart of Texas since 1954. As part of the transaction, the owners of Mid-Texas Claim Service, industry veterans Larry Vardeman and Byron Gilchrest, and their team of experienced adjusters and appraisers have joined Vericlaim.

“The addition of the Mid-Texas Claim Service team to the Vericlaim organization brings more than 157 years of combined adjusting and appraisal experience to our ranks,” said Vericlaim President Thomas Simoncic. “This strategic acquisition greatly strengthens our expertise and presence in central Texas and allows us to meet the needs of this highly populated region, where significant weather events are all too common.”

“For nearly 40 years, Sedgwick has focused on the care of people in the casualty and disability claims process,” said David A. North, president and CEO of Sedgwick. “Investing in the continued growth of our Vericlaim family of companies enables us to apply our ‘caring counts’ philosophy to the property loss space. With expanded capabilities and more resources on the ground nationwide, we are better positioned than ever to be where our customers need us when they need us most.”

About Vericlaim
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Vericlaim is a preeminent global loss adjusting and claims management company committed to helping its clients—insurance companies, corporations, public entities and brokers—manage and control their risk needs around the world. The success of Vericlaim stems from its focus on providing clients with superior claims resolution on the most timely and cost effective basis in the industry, continually adapting to the evolving service and information needs of its clients, and developing innovative solutions to complex risk management issues. The company has global reach and maintains a distinct local market presence in more than 400 locations throughout the world.

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Media contact
Catherine Bennett, public relations director, Sedgwick, 615-892-9361, catherine.bennett@sedgwick.com.

Vericlaim Canada acquires RGM Claims Services

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Vericlaim Canada acquires RGM Claims Services

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2016 – Vericlaim Canada—a subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., and leading national provider of loss adjusting and claims management solutions—has acquired the assets of RGM Claims Services, Inc., a licensed, independent adjusting company based in Mississauga, Ontario, specializing in municipal, automobile, product and environmental liability, as well as property, casualty and cargo losses.
Founded in 2003 by industry veteran Ross Macdonald, RGM is an especially strong player in the Canadian municipality and condominium claims markets. As part of the transaction, Macdonald and his colleagues have joined Vericlaim Canada’s growing team.

“Investing in the continued expansion of our Canadian operations with acquisitions like RGM and opening new branch offices in the central and western provinces supports our national development strategy and ensures we are optimally positioned to provide responsive, best-in-class services for customers across Canada,” said Michael Holden, president of Vericlaim Canada. “Together, we can offer unparalleled claims solutions and bring our ‘caring counts’ philosophy to new markets.”

“With Sedgwick and Vericlaim’s star on the rise in Canada, it is an especially exciting time for us to join forces,” Macdonald said. “Combining our capabilities and expertise results in one of the strongest adjusting programs in the Canadian market today.”

More information is available online at www.vericlaim.ca.

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About Vericlaim Canada
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Vericlaim Canada provides high-quality services designed to meet the specific needs of the Canadian marketplace offering property, liability, auto and specialty claims and adjusting services. Vericlaim is committed to helping its customers—insurance companies, corporations, public entities and brokers—manage and control their risk needs around the world. The success of Vericlaim stems from its focus on providing clients with superior claims resolution on the most timely and cost effective basis in the industry, continually adapting to their evolving service and information needs, and developing innovative solutions to complex risk management issues. Vericlaim has global reach and maintains a distinct local market presence in more than 400 other locations throughout the world. For more, see www.vericlaim.ca.

About Sedgwick
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions. At Sedgwick, caring countsSM; the company takes care of people and organizations by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other services through the dedication and expertise of more than 14,000 colleagues in some 275 offices located in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. Sedgwick facilitates financial and personal health and helps customers and consumers navigate complexity by designing and implementing customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed expectations. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is KKR; Stone Point Capital LLC and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.

Sedgwick media contact:
Catherine Bennett, public relations director, +1-615-892-9361, catherine.bennett@sedgwick.com.

Vericlaim Names Bill Breslin President of Managed Repair Networks

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Vericlaim names Bill Breslin president of managed repair networks

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 23, 2016 – Vericlaim announced the promotion of William Breslin to the role of president of its managed repair networks, First Choice Repair and Diamond Property Loss Solutions. Breslin’s appointment as leader of both networks is part of Vericlaim’s ongoing effort to consolidate the companies, which it acquired earlier this year.

Vericlaim’s managed repair network provides claim and service provider management to insurance carriers in both personal lines and commercial markets, offering a one-stop solution for securing high-quality repairs for property damage and restoration work. With a total of 1,600 contractors and a service area covering nearly 80 percent of the U.S. population, the network offers a suite of specialized services, including roofing, siding and gutters; water and mold remediation; and general construction.

A 40-year insurance industry veteran, Breslin brings to the position a wealth of technical and management experience in personal lines and commercial claim operations. He previously served as president of First Choice Repair, CEO of Wenonah Consulting, senior vice president of claims for USAA and chief operating officer at TriServ Alliance. Breslin holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Bernard College and completed continuing education and executive training at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

“Consolidating the First Choice Repair and Diamond networks under one umbrella will ensure that Vericlaim is optimally positioned to support carriers and their insureds in the aftermath of catastrophic and everyday property damage,” Breslin said. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with our colleagues, contractors and clients in building the nation’s premier managed repair network.”
In his new role, Breslin will oversee the Vericlaim managed repair teams based in Jacksonville, Florida, and Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

About Vericlaim
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Vericlaim is a preeminent global loss adjusting and claims management company committed to helping its clients—insurance companies, corporations, public entities and brokers—manage and control their risk needs around the world. The success of Vericlaim stems from its focus on providing clients with superior claims resolution on the most timely and cost effective basis in the industry, continually adapting to the evolving service and information needs of its clients, and developing innovative solutions to complex risk management issues. The company has global reach and maintains a distinct local market presence in more than 400 locations throughout the world.

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Media contact
Catherine Bennett, public relations director, Sedgwick, 615-892-9361, catherine.bennett@sedgwick.com

Vericlaim acquires Diamond Property Loss Solutions

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Vericlaim acquires Diamond Property Loss Solutions

NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 2, 2016 – Vericlaim—a subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., and global provider of loss adjusting and claims management services—has signed and closed an agreement with DKI Ventures LLC to purchase national restoration and mitigation network Diamond Property Loss Solutions. The transaction includes ownership of the Insights conference, the property damage restoration industry’s premier annual exposition and trade show.

Based in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, Diamond Property Loss Solutions provides claims and service provider management to insurance carriers across North America, offering a one-stop solution for securing high-quality repairs for property damage and restoration work. Many of the credentialed contractors in Diamond’s managed repair network specialize in mold remediation, water damage restoration and general construction.

“Diamond Property Loss Solutions is our second investment in the high-frequency, low-severity claims arena this year, and we are pleased to welcome President Dan Cassara and his talented colleagues to our team,” said Michael Arbour, CEO of Vericlaim, Inc. “Their expertise in water mitigation and focus on servicing commercial customers nicely complement the world-class residential offerings of our First Choice Repair network. We are deeply committed to broadening our capabilities so that Vericlaim is optimally positioned to help our clients and their customers nationwide make things right in the aftermath of catastrophic and everyday property damage.”

“For nearly 40 years, Sedgwick has focused on the care of people in the casualty and disability claims process,” said David A. North, president and CEO of Sedgwick. “Investing in the continued growth of our Vericlaim family of companies enables us to apply our caring countsSM philosophy to the property loss space. With expanded capabilities and more resources on the ground nationwide, we are better positioned than ever to be where our customers need us when they need us most.”

About Vericlaim
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Vericlaim is a preeminent global loss adjusting and claims management company committed to helping its clients—insurance companies, corporations, public entities and brokers—manage and control their risk needs around the world. The success of Vericlaim stems from its focus on providing clients with superior claims resolution on the most timely and cost effective basis in the industry, continually adapting to the evolving service and information needs of its clients, and developing innovative solutions to complex risk management issues. The company has global reach and maintains a distinct local market presence in more than 400 locations throughout the world.

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Media contact
Catherine Bennett, public relations director, Sedgwick, 615-892-9361, catherine.bennett@sedgwick.com

Vericlaim expands operations in Canada

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Vericlaim expands operations in Canada
Expert team to lead the company’s strategic growth in the Canadian market

TORONTO, June 1, 2016 – Sedgwick and its subsidiary Vericlaim, a global provider of loss adjusting and claims management solutions, announced that they will expand their services available in the Canadian market.
In addition to Sedgwick’s existing third-party administration (TPA) operations, the companies will offer high-quality claims administration and adjusting services designed to meet the specific needs of the Canadian market in the areas of property, liability, auto and niche industries.

Industry veterans Michael Holden and Terry Deamer are leading the companies’ Canadian expansion. Holden has been appointed president, and Deamer will serve as senior vice president of operations. During their extensive careers, Holden and Deamer served as CEO and CFO, respectively, of Granite Claims Solutions, working hand-in-hand to transform Granite from a small business into a leading national Canadian provider.
“Sedgwick has been helping its U.S.-based clients manage their exposures in Canada for the past 12 years; this expansion ensures we can continue helping our clients manage and control their risk needs as they grow and that we are optimally positioned to provide responsive, best-in-class services for customers based in Canada,” said Vericlaim CEO Michael Arbour.

With the companies’ caring countsSM approach, the Sedgwick and Vericlaim Canada teams will focus on delivering comprehensive claim solutions and ensuring high-quality customer service from start to finish.
“The options for claims administration and loss adjusting services have been limited for businesses in Canada,” said Sedgwick President and CEO Dave North. “By investing in the continued growth of Sedgwick and Vericlaim in Canada, we can partner with Canadian businesses to enhance their programs and expand the claims solutions available to them.”

More information is available online at vericlaim.ca.
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About Vericlaim
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Vericlaim is a preeminent global loss adjusting and claims management company committed to helping its clients—insurance companies, corporations, public entities and brokers—manage and control their risk needs around the world. The success of Vericlaim stems from its focus on providing clients with superior claims resolution on the most timely and cost effective basis in the industry, continually adapting to the evolving service and information needs of its clients, and developing innovative solutions to complex risk management issues. The company has global reach and maintains a distinct local market presence in more than 400 locations throughout the world.

About Sedgwick
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions. At Sedgwick, caring countsSM; the company takes care of people and organizations by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other services through the dedication and expertise of more than 13,000 colleagues in some 275 offices located in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. Sedgwick facilitates financial and personal health and helps customers and consumers navigate complexity by designing and implementing customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed expectations. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is KKR; Stone Point Capital LLC and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.

Sedgwick Media Contact:
Catherine Bennett, public relations director, +1-615-892-9361, catherine.bennett@sedgwick.com.

Sedgwick Acquires OSG Group

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Sedgwick acquires OSG Group

Investment in Irish market expands the company’s global footprint

 

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 25, 2016 – Sedgwick has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire OSG Group, the leading independent specialist outsource services provider in Ireland. OSG provides property and liability loss adjusting services, as well as third-party administration (TPA), motor and specialist claims, customer support and staffing services to a diverse range of clients in the Irish and overseas markets.

 

The purchase marks Sedgwick’s first investment in Ireland and a milestone in the expansion of its global footprint. As part of the purchase agreement, OSG’s team of more than 400 colleagues in eight locations across Ireland will join the international operations of Sedgwick and its subsidiary Vericlaim.

 

“Becoming part of the growing Sedgwick and Vericlaim family is a terrific opportunity for OSG’s colleagues and customers alike,” said Malcolm Hughes, CEO of OSG. “We will all benefit from their unparalleled depth of resources and knowledge. Sedgwick’s investment in OSG demonstrates the confidence of an industry leader in our talented team and the strength of the financial services market in Ireland. Together, Sedgwick, Vericlaim and OSG will offer a broad array of best-in-class outsourced services to the global insurance market and to customers the world over.”

 

“As a sophisticated insurance and financial services center for much of Europe, Ireland was a natural fit for the next stage of Sedgwick’s growth beyond North America,” said Sedgwick President and CEO Dave North. “OSG has been an esteemed member of our vrs Adjusters network for more than a decade, earning a stellar global reputation in both loss adjusting and claims administration. The leading-edge services they provide nicely complement the strategic solutions offered through our Sedgwick and Vericlaim brands.

 

“Joining forces with OSG enables us to meet the ever-changing needs of our international customers and to bring our caring countsSM philosophy to new markets. With expanded capabilities and more resources around the world, we are better positioned than ever to be where customers need us when they need us most,” North said.

 

The transaction is expected to close next month, subject to customary conditions and approvals.

 

About Sedgwick

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions. At Sedgwick, caring countsSM; the company takes care of people and organizations by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other services through the dedication and exper­tise of more than 13,000 colleagues in some 275 offices located in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Sedgwick facilitates financial and personal health and helps customers and consumers navigate complexity by designing and implementing customized programs based on proven practic­es and advanced technology that exceed expectations. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is KKR; Stone Point Capital LLC and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.

 

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Sedgwick media contact

Catherine Bennett, public relations director, +1-615-892-9361, catherine.bennett@sedgwick.com

Vericlaim acquires Farrell & Associates

 

Vericlaim acquires Farrell & Associates

NAPERVILLE, Ill., April 25, 2016 – Vericlaim—a subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., and global provider of loss adjusting and claims management services—has acquired the assets of Farrell & Associates Insurance Claims Services, Inc., an independent claims management and investigative firm based in Portland, Oregon, serving the needs of insurance carriers, public entities, defense attorneys and self-insured companies in the Pacific Northwest.

Mike Farrell, a 30-year veteran of the casualty claims business, founded the company in 1995. Under Farrell’s leadership, his eponymous firm established a regional reputation for excellence and strong relationships with area public entities and corporations. As part of the transaction, he and his colleagues will join the Vericlaim organization.

“The addition of Mike Farrell and his knowledgeable team of adjusters to the Vericlaim organization greatly strengthens our presence in the Pacific Northwest,” said Vericlaim CEO Michael Arbour. “Together we can offer customers an unparalleled depth of resources and level of care.”

“For nearly 40 years, Sedgwick has focused on the care of people in the casualty and disability claims process,” said David A. North, president and CEO of Sedgwick. “Investing in the continued growth of our Vericlaim family of companies enables us to apply our caring countsSM philosophy to the property loss space. With expanded capabilities and more resources on the ground nationwide, we are better positioned than ever to be where our customers need us when they need us most.”

 

About Vericlaim

A wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Vericlaim is a preeminent global loss adjusting and claims management company committed to helping its clients—insurance companies, corporations, public entities and brokers—manage and control their risk needs around the world. The success of Vericlaim stems from its focus on providing clients with superior claims resolution on the most timely and cost effective basis in the industry, continually adapting to the evolving service and information needs of its clients, and developing innovative solutions to complex risk management issues. The company has global reach and maintains a distinct local market presence in more than 400 locations throughout the world.

 

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Media contact

Catherine Bennett, public relations director, Sedgwick, 615-892-9361, catherine.bennett@sedgwick.com.

2016 PLRB Conference

2016 PLRB Conference

 

April 17 – 20, San Antonio, TX

 

 

Vericlaim and its new managed repair acquisition, First Choice Repair, will be exhibiting at the upcoming Property & Liability Resource Bureau’s conference in San Antonio, TX.

 

This is truly an exciting time for both Vericlaim and First Choice Repair, and we encourage you to come visit each organization at our respective booths: Vericlaim – Booth 707 and First Choice Repair – Booth 214.

 

If you’d like to schedule a meeting with members of our executive teams, please contact:

 

Vericlaim

Barry Drury – VP Sales

678-429-1967        bdrury@vericlaiminc.com

 

First Choice Repair

Myron Blankenbaker – Sr. Vice President

904-608-1275        mblankenbaker@firstchoicerepair.com

   

 

 

Vericlaim Acquires BPO Technical Services

 Vericlaim acquires BPO Technical Services

 

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Feb. 23, 2016 – Vericlaim—a subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., and global provider of loss adjusting and claims management services—has acquired the assets of BPO Technical Services, a Texas-based professional loss adjusting company with specialized expertise in agricultural losses.

 

BPO Technical was founded a decade ago by Thomas Powell, a 37-year insurance industry veteran who previously held leadership positions at Crawford & Company and Tennessee Farmers Mutual, the loss adjusting arm of the Tennessee Farm Bureau. Established as a small family business, today the firm manages national commercial property accounts and serves clients in Canada and the U.K. from its office near Houston.

 

“The addition of Tom Powell and his knowledgeable team of BPO Technical adjusters to the Vericlaim organization allows us to round out our service offerings and expertly cater to the agriculture market,” said Vericlaim CEO Michael Arbour. “Together we can offer customers an unparalleled depth of resources and a more holistic approach to claims adjusting.”

 

“For nearly 40 years, Sedgwick has focused on the care of people in the casualty and disability claims process,” said David A. North, president and CEO of Sedgwick. “Investing in the continued growth of our Vericlaim family of companies enables us to apply our philosophy of care in the property loss space. With expanded capabilities and more resources on the ground nationwide, we are better positioned than ever to be where our customers need us when they need us most.”

 

About Vericlaim

A wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Vericlaim is a preeminent global loss adjusting and claims management company committed to helping its clients—insurance companies, corporations, public entities and brokers—manage and control their risk needs around the world. The success of Vericlaim stems from its focus on providing clients with superior claims resolution on the most timely and cost effective basis in the industry, continually adapting to the evolving service and information needs of its clients, and developing innovative solutions to complex risk management issues. The company has global reach and maintains a distinct local market presence in more than 400 locations throughout the world.

 

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Media contact

Catherine Bennett, public relations director, Sedgwick, 615-892-9361, catherine.bennett@sedgwick.com.