United Heartland Names Walsh Vice President of Claims and Managed Care

02 Aug, 2010, 09:00 ET from United Heartland

NEW BERLIN, Wis., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- United Heartland announces the appointment of Patrick Walsh as vice president of Claims and Managed Care.

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Walsh joined United Heartland's Executive Team today and is responsible for setting the strategic direction and executing operational plans for continual improvement to the United Heartland Claims department.  

"Pat brings not only extensive claims experience and expertise, but an outgoing, energetic leadership style that makes him a great fit for the United Heartland culture," Stephan Cooper, president of United Heartland, said.  "I am very excited to have him on board and I am confident he will help us continue our efforts to enhance our claim model and provide the best claim service in the business."

Walsh came to United Heartland from The Hartford, where he served since 2007 as Senior Vice President, Property & Casualty Field Claim Operations, responsible for the management of 3,800 employees in North America.  Prior to joining The Hartford, Walsh served as Vice President, Claims (Chief Claims Officer) for Sentry Insurance Company in Stevens Point, Wis., overseeing the claim operations supporting eight niche sales markets and the management of 1,600 employees in North America.  Pat spent his career prior to Sentry at Kemper Insurance Companies in a variety of claims positions between 1986 and 2003, completing his time there as Vice President, Client Services Group.

Walsh graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communications.

Headquartered in New Berlin, Wis., United Heartland actively markets in Wisconsin, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, and insures workers compensation clients across the country. United Heartland is rated "A" (Excellent) by A.M. Best. Its business is underwritten by United Wisconsin Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accident Fund Holdings, Inc., the 9th largest workers compensation insurer in the United States. For more information, visit United Heartland's Web site at www.unitedheartland.biz.

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