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Beecher Carlson taps ACM to handle claims for national client

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San Diego, CA, 1/8/2019 DS Services of America, in partnership with their broker Beecher Carlson, recently selected American Claims Management (ACM) to handle claims management in a portion of the states in which they operate.

“In our selection process, we looked at the technology innovations, claims records and service standards of a number of claims administrators to handle the workers’ compensation and auto liability claims for our client, and ACM exceeded our standards,” said Christian Florence, managing director of Beecher Carlson.

“We are delighted to collaborate with Beecher Carlson to deliver optimum claims management results for their client, DS Services of America,” said Dhara Patel, ACM president.

Patel estimates that in the first year alone, ACM will be responsible for both administration and claims account oversight for approximately 1,000 claims in 31 of the 48 states in which DS Services operates. Some 90 percent of those claims are workers’ compensation.

Additionally ACM will be directly responsible for the administration of all auto liability claims that occur, estimated at 120 annually.

ACM will also provide managed care services for DS Services’ largest business exposure, which is in California.  In all other states, ACM and sister company Clear Risk Solutions will work in tandem with EK Health. 

DS Services of America, Inc. provides bottled water, coffee and tea and related supplies and equipment, plus equipment and services for water filtration systems, for offices, restaurants, retail outlets and homes across the country.

About ACM. Since 1988, American Claims Management has been a nationwide third-party claims administrator specializing in both commercial and personal lines. By offering professional expertise in claims administration, ACM is committed to providing superior claims services and innovative solutions. View more at ACMclaims.com. ACM is a subsidiary of Arrowhead General Insurance Agency Inc.

About Beecher Carlson. Beecher Carlson Insurance Services, LLC is a large account risk management broker with 19 offices nationwide. They specialize their deep resources in energy, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, public entities, real estate, retail, technology and hospitality and gaming industries. View more at www.beechercarlson.com.



Jeffrey Dalessandro, ACM Vice President of Business Development


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