Sams & Associates Acquires Anderson Claims Service

October 20, 2008

Sams & Associates has acquired Anderson Claims Service. The alliance of the two firms will provide for more capacity to respond to the increased outsourcing of claims handling, the company said.

This latest acquisition follows the purchase of Langhammer & Associates earlier this year, which strengthened the capabilities of Sams & Associates in Southern California.

“Our growth will be steady, but will never be out of control,” Don Sams of Sams & Associates stated. “We will not relinquish our ability to control the products that we deliver and we will diligently monitor the work of the adjusters who are, after all, representing the carriers who assign the work. Each timely report will be filtered through the main office in the Sacramento area to maintain the quality that we are known for.”

Steve Anderson started his independent adjusting firm 19 years ago. His reputation began in the claims field in the Chicago area and through the years, he has held positions of responsibility with major carriers and the business bearing his name. Anderson is a past Western regional vice president of the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (NAIIA) and is currently an active member of that organization. He is also a past president of the California Association of Independent Adjusters (CAIIA) and Affiliated Adjusters. He is also a member of the East Bay Adjusters Association and the Central Coast Claims Association, as well as the Northern California Fraud Investigators Association (NCFIA).

Anderson said, “For the last couple of years I have been looking to merge with an independent adjusting company that could give me an opportunity to utilize my skills and abilities in a new and different way. I have owned my own company for 19 years and had a very successful run but even with this success I was looking for new challenges.”

Sams is committed to growing his company in Oregon, Washington and Arizona.

None of Anderson’s staff will be negatively affected by the merger — all will be given full employment.

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