United Heartland Names Hobbs Vice President of Claims and Managed Care

NEW BERLIN, Wis., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- United Heartland announces the appointment of Rick Hobbs as vice president of Claims and Managed Care.

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Hobbs joined United Heartland's executive team today and is responsible for creating, implementing, and monitoring the strategic direction and executing operational plans for continual improvement to the United Heartland Claims department. His main focus will be on field claims and supporting United Heartland policyholders and agents.

"Rick has extensive industry experience and understands the value of loss control and claims working together to improve our customers' financial result," Stephan Cooper, president of United Heartland, said. "I am very excited to have him join our team given the depth of his technical experience and workers' compensation knowledge."

Hobbs has 25 years of commercial casualty insurance experience in claims, underwriting and loss control with Wausau Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance Companies, serving 20 of those years in claims leadership roles.

Hobbs graduated from University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse with a Bachelor of Science in business administration, concentration in management. Additionally, he earned the following insurance industry designations: Charter Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU); Associate in Claims (AIC) and Associate in Management (AIM).

For more information about United Heartland, visit their website at www.unitedheartland.com.

United Heartland
Headquartered in New Berlin, Wis., United Heartland actively markets in Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin, and insures workers compensation clients across the country. United Heartland is an operating unit of Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. Its business is underwritten by subsidiaries of Accident Fund Holdings that are rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best. For more information, visit United Heartland's website at www.unitedheartland.com.

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