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AEU Launches New Claims Management System

May 6, 2020

The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU), the leading provider of workers’ compensation to waterfront employers, today announced the launch of a new claims management platform through a partnership with Origami Risk.

As program administrator for the American Longshore Mutual Association Ltd. (ALMA), a group self-insurance fund, AEU provides in-house claims handling services for nearly 1,400 waterfront employers.

The new system will operate on a technology platform developed by Origami Risk, the leading provider of integrated SaaS solutions for the risk, safety, and insurance industry. Key features include improved data analytics for claims trends and incident tracking, customizable and user-friendly interface, and accessibility on all browsers and devices.

“We’re excited to transition our members to this dynamic new system,” said Will Scheffler, AEU’s director of claims. “It’s one more way that we at AEU continue to innovate in ways that allow for improved service and savings.”

With the new system, AEU now can outsource to top-tier third-party vendors for bill review and pharmacy benefit management, allowing for enhanced savings for ALMA members.

“Because our claims department is not a profit center, our investment in this system reflects a commitment to innovation and transparency which sets us apart from other USL&H providers,” said Michael Lapeyrouse, president, and CEO of AEU. “All of its features are geared toward achieving rapid claims resolution. Our members will have a complete view of their claims activity and the strategies taken to resolve each claim quickly and cost-effectively, all while ensuring quality care for the injured worker.”


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