Gallagher Bassett (GB) is pleased to announce the official launch of the GB Transportation Major Case Unit (MCU). The MCU is a claims handling center of excellence within the GB Transportation integrated practice group. The unit was established to focus solely on the clients’ most severe, complex and high exposure claims.
“Given the many challenges the transportation industry is faced with such as the increasing rate of adverse litigation, inflated medical costs, plaintiffs being quicker to file – to name only a few, GB has established the MCU to provide additional expertise and specialized focus on unique transportation exposures. The MCU is one example of a tailored liability solution our GB Transportation team has created and implemented, to help our clients more easily reduce their total cost of risk,” said Michael Hessling, Chief Executive Officer – North America of GB.
Robert Blasio, Managing Director – GB Specialty, commented, “The transportation sector has a significant severity problem, with a small number of claims producing the vast majority of indemnity payments. In response to that severity issue, we have created the MCU and staffed it with individuals who have extensive experience in managing transportation losses and who have a singular focus on driving superior outcomes on these significant claims. We are fortunate to have Keith Dunlap, Senior Vice President, Transportation Practice – who has more than forty years of experience in the transportation claims business, leading the team. We are confident that the MCU staff’s aggressive and proactive investigation and management of these losses will improve our clients’ loss ratios and reduce their overall cost of risk.”
In addition to Mr. Dunlap, GB’s Transportation Practice leaders include Lori Ilgenfritz, Account Principal; Jim Martin, MCU Lead and April Brackett, Vice President, Industry Marketing. Collectively, these leaders will drive industry-specific solutions and best practices for GB’s trucking and transportation clients, clients with large corporate fleets and insurance carriers, captives and program administrators who specialize in transportation risks.
Watch Michael Hessling, Chief Executive Officer – North America of GB, announcement video here. Learn more from the MCU leadership this week and next on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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