Sedgwick appoints Robert A. Johnson executive VP of specialty operations

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Sedgwick announced today that Robert A. Johnson has been promoted to executive vice president of specialty operations.

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In that role, Johnson will have management responsibility for the company's professional liability, consumer claims, Medicare compliance, structured settlements, Ohio state fund, and unemployment insurance units. He will also assume oversight of Sedgwick's special investigative unit (SIU), another new and growing segment of the company's business.

Johnson has been with Sedgwick since 1992, when he joined the company's program management team in the Columbia, South Carolina office. Since that time, he has earned several promotions, serving as regional account executive, national director of program management, and ultimately as managing director of Sedgwick's specialty operations business unit. Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of South Carolina.

"Robert Johnson brings to his new role more than 20 years of experience in claims management and the development of lasting client relationships," said David A. North, Sedgwick's president and CEO. "The knowledge he has gained throughout his years of producing excellent program results, promoting client satisfaction, managing business development opportunities, and ensuring regulatory compliance positions him well to foster continued growth for Sedgwick's specialty lines of business."

Johnson will continue to be based at Sedgwick's headquarters in Memphis.

About Sedgwick
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 2011 and 2012, the company was named the Best Overall Large Account TPA by buyers of risk services through an independent survey conducted by Business Insurance. For more, see

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