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.