Business News: Kemper, PDA, Sage Adjusting LLC

February 12, 2019

Kemper Announces Retirement of Director Douglas Geoga

Kemper Corporation (NYSE: KMPR) announced today that Douglas G. Geoga has informed the company’s Board of Directors of his intention to retire as a director at the end of his current term, expiring May 1, 2019.

Mr. Geoga assumed his responsibilities on Kemper’s Board in 2000. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Salt Creek Hospitality, LLC, and also serves as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of both Extended Stay America, Inc. and a related REIT, ESH Hospitality, Inc.

Property Damage Appraisers Expands Same Day Damage Estimates

Property Damage Appraisers (PDA), a national independent damage appraisal firm, has expanded its guaranteed same-day and next-day damage estimates for standard auto claims to more than 200 cities across the United States.

PDA developed this expedited service to help its clients deliver outstanding customer service by processing claims faster. The company initially launched Same-Day and Next-Day Service to 11 pilot markets in August 2018, and has since expanded the offering across its national team of appraisers.

Since launching the Same-Day Service and Next-Day Service program, PDA has averaged an appraisal cycle time of just over four hours for Same-Day Service assignments.

After assigning a claim to PDA, clients are notified if it’s eligible for Same-Day or Next-Day Service. Same-Day Service guarantees a completed damage estimate by the end of the day it’s assigned, while Next-Day Service guarantees an estimate by the end of the next business day. Delivery times for both services are backed by a money-back guarantee.

PDA was the first independent appraisal company to offer Same-Day Service. The product is the result of a multi-year effort to improve efficiencies and reduce the time it takes to deliver damage estimates across the company’s national team of more than 650 local appraisers.

More information about PDA’s Same-Day and Next-Day Service is available at

Charles Taylor, Signal Mutual Launch Sage Adjusting LLC to Provider Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Comp Claims Administration

Signal Mutual, a national provider of longshore workers’ compensation benefits, in collaboration with Charles Taylor, its manager, announce the launch of Sage Adjusting LLC. Sage Adjusting LLC has been created through the consolidation and integration of Signal Mutual’s four largest, independent third-party longshore and Hhrbor workers’ compensation firms: Charles Taylor TPA, Lamorte Burns, AS&G Claims Administration and Acclaim Risk Management. The longshore portfolio assets of the four workers’ compensation administration firms were acquired to establish Sage Adjusting LLC.

Sage Adjusting LLC will operate as a single entity aligned with and controlled by the Association and its Manager, Charles Taylor. It is comprised of 100 people in 19 offices across the U.S. Christopher Schaffer, chief executive officer of Charles Taylor TPA, will assume the additional leadership role as chief executive officer of Sage Adjusting LLC.

Charles Taylor TPA, as well as two of the other third-party administrators, will retain their respective brands for providing workers’ compensation services to other industry sectors.

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