Sedgwick News

Claims People: Crawford, CRU Group, CoventBridge and PLNAR

Crawford Appoints General Counsel Crawford & Company has promoted Tami Stevenson to senior vice president, global general counsel. Stevenson will report to Joseph Blanco, who is president of the Atlanta-based claims administrator. Stevenson assumes the role that Blanco left behind …

Claims Shops Offer New Services to Help Businesses Reopen

As businesses begin to reopen after weeks-long closures to slow the spread of coronavirus, claims management companies have adjusted their service offerings to smooth the transition. Sedgwick, for instance, in February began helping clients set up temperature screenings for essential …

Sedgwick Expands Service Offerings to Help Employers Cope with Coronavirus

While most businesses brace for an economic collapse caused by coronavirus, the outbreak has prompted creation of a new service offering by the nation’s largest claims administrator. Sedgwick, based in Memphis, Tenn., announced Thursday that it has expanded the scope …

Sedgwick Founder Robert Young Dead at 83

Robert Lerton “Bob” Young, founder of a company that grew to become claims-management giant Sedgwick, died on Feb. 20, the company announced Wednesday. He was 83. Young in 1969 founded a small claims services company in San Francisco. The company …

Business People: Sedgwick, Swiss Re and Crawford & Co.

Sedgwick Appoints Pool Administrator Sedgwick has hired Rob Kramer, a former York Risk Services manager, as director of pool administration. Kramer will be responsible for developing creative solutions to help risk pools continue to thrive as they face exposures and …

Business News: FloodMapp, Ironshore, Sedgwick

FloodMapp Announces U.S. Launch of Flood-Prediction Technology FloodMapp, a firm founded in Brisbane, Australia that provides predictive flood modeling, will soon offer its product in Texas and Florida. The company said in a press release that FloodMapp uses a proprietary …

Sedgwick Closes on Acquisition of York Risk Services

Insurance and benefits claims firm Sedgwick said it has completed its purchase of York Risk Services Group, which offers claims administration, managed care and loss adjusting services. The acquisition plan was first announced in July. The purchase marks Sedgwick’s third …

Business News: Travelers, VenAssure, Sedgwick Make Announcements

Travelers Paying Claims with PayPal Travelers has launched a new service that allows auto, property and general liability policyholders to receive claim payments through PayPal. The carries link to PasyPal comes through Global Digital Disbursements, a service provided by Bank …

CRU Group, RT Speciality, Lombardi Associates Make Appointments

CRU Group Hires CEO for US Claims CRU Group has appointed David Repinski as chief executive officer of CRU USA, which provides claims adjusting services. “The dramatic consolidation of the independent adjusting sector in the United States has created huge …

Sedgwick’s Purchase of York Furthers Consolidation of TPA Industry

Sedgwick announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to purchase York Risk Services, continuing a long-term consolidation trend among third-party administrators. The purchase of York — which must be approved by federal regulators — would mark Sedgwick’s third acquisition …