FRESNO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, has added Joe Dunn as Vice President, Workers Compensation Claims in its Fresno office. Dunn brings eleven years of experience in workers compensation, settlement negotiation, and Medicare sectors to EPIC.
As Vice President, Workers' Compensation Claims, Dunn will be responsible for Workers' Compensation claims advocacy. He will work with EPIC's Central Valley clients to manage and reduce claims expense. This will include education and training, investigating and overseeing claims and establishing "best practices" for claims cost control. Dunn will also coordinate and oversee insurance carrier services; ensuring case reserves are not excessive. Additionally, he will make sure that all claims are effectively managed to an early, successful conclusion, and that experience modifications are kept low.
"Joe's expertise in all aspects of workers' compensation claims management and his strong understanding of Medicare make him a valuable resource for our Central Valley clients," said EPIC co-founder Dan Francis. "We are very pleased to have another professional of Joe's caliber join EPIC."
Before joining EPIC, Dunn worked as a senior workers compensation claims adjuster for the State Compensation Insurance Fund. In this role, he determined liability and coordinated the distribution of workers' compensation benefits to qualified workers. He also was responsible for providing quality customer care, overseeing project timelines and defending the State Fund against fraudulent activities.
Dunn has completed extensive training in his field including courses in Basic Finance, Quantitative Management Skills, Diverse Cultures, Check Sit-Employee Evaluations, Management Applied Personnel Skills Leadership, Violence in The Work Place, and Management Safety Principles, Medicare Set Aside Specialist.
"Workers' compensation is an employer's most controllable insurance expense," stated Dunn. "But to reduce costs to their lowest possible level, you need the assistance of knowledgeable, aggressive, experienced partners and advocates. And that's the difference that EPIC and I can make for our clients."
EPIC is an innovative California-based retail property and casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. The company provides a unique equity ownership opportunity and has created a values-based culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence.
The fastest growing brokerage in the state, EPIC now has nearly 300 team members operating from eight offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Fresno, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon).
With more than $60 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 50 retail insurance brokers in the United States and is the 5th largest privately-held broker in California. For more information, please visit http://www.edgewoodins.com/ .