J.S. Held News

Viewpoint: J.S. Held CEO Refutes ‘Claims Surrogate’ Label

William F “Chip” Merlin is both a nationally known and a respected advocate for policyholders who raises timely issues in his blog. In his post, dated Oct. 20, 2020, Mr. Merlin references a McKinsey study predicting a growing outsourcing model …

Growing Use of ‘Unlicensed Surrogates’ Worries Policyholder Attorney

Can insurers resolve claims more efficiently by dispatching specialist vendors instead of claims adjusters to determine the cause of loss and the replacement value? Some experts say so. But policyholder attorney Chip Merlin of Tampa, Fla. posits in an Oct. …

Business News: Roost, J.S. Held, Charles Taylor Technical Services

Roost Teams Up with Church Mutual Roost, a Silicon Valley company that sells telematics products, has penned an agreement with Church Mutual to provide policyholders with water leak, freeze and power outage detection and alert equipment. Church Mutual will be …

Business News: Genpact, SCM, J.S. Held

Genpact Acquires BrightClaim Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for clients, has acquired BrightClaim and their associated company National Vendor, both leading providers of integrated claims solutions to the U.S. property and casualty (P&C) insurance …

Business Moves

Prime P&C Casualty Insurance Enters Florida Commercial Auto Market Prime Property and Casualty Insurance Inc. (PPCI) has entered the Florida commercial auto market as an admitted carrier specializing in insurance services for distressed and substandard risks. PPCI offers the capacity …