Sedgwick CMS Employer of Choice(R) Certification Renewed

    MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 19 /CNW/ -- Sedgwick Claims Management Services,
Inc. (Sedgwick CMS) announces that it has been certified an Employer of
Choice(R) for the fourth consecutive year. The Employer of Choice designation
is awarded to public, private or not-for-profit employers that demonstrate
effective implementation of best practices in attracting, developing and
retaining outstanding people. Sedgwick CMS has been awarded certification for
two years rather than the customary one year.
    "Success in the Employer of Choice evaluation requires outstanding
results in the workplace rather than just good intentions," said Joyce L.
Gioia (joy-yah)-Herman, chief executive officer of Employer of Choice, Inc.
and co-author of How to Become an Employer of Choice. "Sedgwick CMS has
maintained its standing as an Employer of Choice since 2004 and remains the
only firm in its industry to have achieved this distinction. Our evaluators'
decision to extend certification for two full years was based on the strength
of the company's application and the responses of Sedgwick CMS colleagues to a
confidential, independently administered survey."
    "Both clients and colleagues of Sedgwick CMS benefit from our
participation in the Employer of Choice process," said David A. North,
president and chief executive officer of Sedgwick CMS. "The annual evaluation
has become an important benchmarking and planning tool for Sedgwick CMS in
implementing our strategy of team excellence in claims services. Our
colleagues understand that the Employer of Choice survey is part of our
commitment to listen and respond to their experiences and insights. Although
the survey is not required for recertification until 2009, we intend to offer
it again in 2008 rather than forego these benefits."
    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-Herman,
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 6,200 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; and general, automobile and professional liability
claims services. Sedgwick CMS and its affiliates design and implement
customized programs based on proven practices that meet client needs. For more

    Sedgwick CMS is a minority-owned subsidiary of Fidelity National
Financial, Inc., (NYSE:   FNF), number 264 on the Fortune 500 and a leading
provider of title insurance, specialty insurance and claims management
services. More information about FNF can be found at The other
principal investors in Sedgwick CMS are Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. and
Evercore Partners (NYSE:   EVR).
    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 of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., (901)
415-7548, Web Site:,,

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