Business News: Sedgwick, GEICO, Bardavon Health Innovations, Enservio

December 12, 2017
Sedgwick to acquire Cunningham Lindsey

Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., a global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Cunningham Lindsey, a global loss adjusting, claims management and risk solutions firm.

Cunningham Lindsey assists businesses, insurance companies, brokers and policyholders around the world by offering expert support when losses occur, such as during natural disasters. The company’s 6,000 professionals comprise local teams in 600 offices across 60 countries.

The Cunningham Lindsey group includes a range of services addressing all aspects of the risk management life cycle, including pre- and post-loss; their specialties in loss adjusting, third-party claims administration, global account management, forensic engineering, and restoration and repair consulting, among others, notably complement the existing offerings of Sedgwick and subsidiary Vericlaim.

The strategic acquisition of Cunningham Lindsey enhances Sedgwick’s status as a global provider of innovative risk and benefit solutions and broadens the company’s international footprint. Following the close of the transaction, the Sedgwick family will be more than 20,000 colleagues strong.

The closing of the transaction is subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals.

GEICO Hiring 500 Jobs as Virginia Beach Operations Expanded

GEICO is once again adding to staff and expects to fill 500 positions in claims, sales, service, auto damage and the company’s management development programs.

Candidates for these open spots need not have previous experience. To learn more and apply online today, candidates can go to www.geico.com/careers/office-locations/virginia-virginia-beach/.

Bardavon Health Innovation, Planned Administrators, Inc., to Launch Integrated Commercial Health and Workers’ Comp Product

Bardavon Health Innovations and Planned Administrators, Inc. (PAI), a third party administrator for property and casualty, announced an integrated commercial health and workers’ compensation product for large employers nationwide.

Employers who participate in this program will be able to enhance workforce productivity and population health outcomes through integration of relevant clinical, cost and quality information among commercial health insurers, wellness programs and workers’ compensation programs.

The effort is uniquely valuable to large employers nationwide who continue to grapple with rising health care costs and lost employee productivity, due in large part to musculoskeletal injuries and disabilities. (It is well-established that musculoskeletal injuries drive 16 to 18 percent of total U.S. health care spending.)

The program combines and streamlines the often-siloed components that service a workers’ compensation claim into one process.

This integrated service provides near real-time information and establishes an employer-directed set of customized quality metrics that can be tracked and measured consistently at an individual patient and provider level throughout the continuum of care.

For more information about this partnership, please contact Cadie Connors
cconnors@parriscommunications.com.

Enservio Offers WildfireContents.com for Southern California Victims to Expedite Filing of Insurance Claims

To help victims of the southern California wildfires quickly start the insurance claim process, Enservio is offering WildfireContents.com, a free contents inventory creation tool to assist homeowners, renters and businesses with the difficult task of inventorying their lost personal property.

Enservio, Inc. is a Solera owned company and a provider of contents claim management software, inventory and valuation services and payments solutions for property insurers.

WildfireContents.com is a self-service contents inventory option for policyholders to document lost possessions and generate a contents inventory document to support an insurance claim. The web-based app is powered by Enservio’s SaaS contents platform and offers intelligent autocomplete typing, receipt and image uploading.

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