Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. announced it will open two new Midwest service centers, located in New Albany, Ohio, and Coralville, Iowa, to support the company's continued growth.
The Coralville location is contingent on the approval of available job training and economic development incentives by the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the City of Coralville.
Sedgwick anticipates hiring approximately 200 people at each location over the next 24 months. Nearly 60 employees in each location are expected to be hired before the offices become operational in January 2013.
Job opportunities available at the service centers will include customer service representatives, disability claims specialists, leave specialists, nurse case managers, and management, technical, and support roles. Additional positions will be added at both locations throughout 2013. These new Sedgwick colleagues will support claims and productivity management programs related to the company's continued client growth.
Recruitment for these new positions will begin immediately, with a target start date in November for training purposes. Details about the new positions and employment applications can be found on Sedgwick's website at www.sedgwick.com.
"We are excited about the opportunity to promote job growth and service our growing client base in New Albany and Coralville, two areas whose economies have been hit hard by the recession but include outstanding pools of highly motivated and engaged prospective employees," said Bradley Johnson, Sedgwick's executive vice president of disability and absence management. "We look forward to becoming an integral part of the community in these two great towns."
Sedgwick currently operates 15 offices throughout Ohio and 4 offices in Iowa.
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting, and other services to clients through the expertise of more than 10,000 colleagues in 195 offices located in the U.S. and Canada. The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability, FMLA, and other employee absence; managed care; general, automobile, and professional liability; warranty and credit card claims services; fraud and investigation; structured settlements; and Medicare compliance solutions. Sedgwick and its affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices and advanced technology that exceed client expectations. For eight years in a row, Sedgwick has been awarded the distinguished Employer of Choice® certification, the only third-party administrator (TPA) to receive this designation. In 2012, the company was named the Best Overall TPA by buyers of risk services through an independent survey conducted by Business Insurance. For more, see www.sedgwick.com.