Sedgwick CMS Awarded Employer of Choice(R) Recertification

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 8 /CNW/ -- Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.
(Sedgwick CMS) announced today that it has been successfully recertified as an
Employer of Choice(R).  The Employer of Choice designation is granted to
public, private or not-for-profit employers that demonstrate effective
implementation of best practices in attracting, developing and retaining
outstanding people.  The certification is for two years rather than the
customary one year term.  Sedgwick CMS has maintained uninterrupted standing
as an Employer of Choice since its initial certification in 2004.

    "Retaining Employer of Choice certification for an extended period
requires not only outstanding evaluation results but also continuous
improvement," said Joyce L. Gioia, chief executive officer of Employer of
Choice, Inc. and co-author of How to Become an Employer of Choice.  "Sedgwick
CMS has improved its standing in virtually every category used by our
independent panel to benchmark the health of employee/employer relationships
and workplace practices.  It is particularly for their outstanding achievement
of sustained progress that we made the highly unusual decision to confer a
two-year certification upon Sedgwick CMS."

    "The people of Sedgwick CMS are the real honorees in our Employer of
Choice designation," said David A. North, president and chief executive
officer of Sedgwick CMS.  "They continue to embrace the opportunities we offer
for professional development, provide open feedback that strengthens our
services to clients and our internal culture, and demonstrate their commitment
to our Core Values.  We remain the only risk and insurance services
organization to have been awarded national certification as an Employer of
Choice.  It is my privilege once again to accept this award on behalf of my

    Employer of Choice, Inc. is a partner organization of The Herman Group, a
provider of strategic business consulting services concentrating on workforce
and workplace trends and employee retention.  For a detailed discussion of the
characteristics of the "Employer of Choice" workplace see How to Become an
Employer of Choice by Roger E. Herman and Joyce L. Gioia (Oakhill Press, April
2000).  For more visit  Contact: Joyce Gioia,
CEO, Employer of Choice, Inc., (336) 282-2019,

    Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is the leading North American
provider of innovative claims and productivity management solutions.  Sedgwick
CMS and its affiliated companies deliver cost-effective claims administration,
medical management, risk consulting and related services to clients through
the expertise of 6,400 colleagues in a hundred and fifty offices in the U.S.
and Canada.  The company specializes in workers' compensation; disability,
FMLA and other employee absence; general, automobile and professional
liability; and warranty and credit card claims services.  Sedgwick CMS and its
affiliates design and implement customized programs based on proven practices
that meet client needs.  For more see

    Contact: Frank J. Huffman, Senior Vice President, Corporate
Communications, 901-415-7548,


For further information:

For further information: Frank J. Huffman, Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications, Sedgwick CMS, +1-901-415-7548, Web Site:

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