The ClaimEdge Podcast

Successful litigation claim managers and defense counsel are always looking for an edge in this era of social inflation and outsized verdicts. Jim Chapman, founder of ClaimEdge, interviews insurance claims leaders and attorneys responsible for managing litigated claims. Guests share their insider stories on how they handle these claims, along with best practices, key insights and new ideas. Want to learn from real-life challenges? Listen to the ClaimEdge Podcast.

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Tuesday Aug 30, 2022

In this episode, ClaimEdge host Jim Chapman talks with David Vanalek, Senior VP of Richmond National Insurance Company, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer. Listen along as they cover subjects such as E & S claims litigation, picking the right defense lawyer, and how technology is changing claims litigation management.

Tuesday Jul 12, 2022

In this episode, host Jim Chapman has an insightful conversation with Max Brusky—Gallagher Bassett Services, Major Case Unit—about trucking claims, litigation, and technology.

Wednesday Jun 01, 2022

Acceptance provides auto insurance for high-risk drivers, paying close attention to claims, especially the ones that end up in lawsuits. Join Acceptance’s General Counsel Sarannah McMurtry and podcast host James Chapman as they talk about tough claims, shifting insurance coverage requirements, and the impact of social movements on the business of insurance.

Tuesday May 03, 2022

Branch Insurance is a startup personal lines carrier, whose mission is to return insurance as a force for communal good.  Join ClaimEdge podcast host Jim Chapman and Charlie Wendland, Head of Claims at Branch, as they talk about setting up a claims organization from scratch, challenges in claims management and how to find the best attorneys to defend cases, along with Charlie’s journey from commercial lines claims to leading claims at an Insurtech startup.

Wednesday Apr 13, 2022

Trellis has an innovative solution that provides comprehensive access to data on judges and lawyers in state court cases. Join ClaimEdge podcast host Jim Chapman and Trellis CEO Nicole Clark as they discuss how Trellis delivers the legal intelligence to select the best attorneys and craft winning arguments, along with Nicole’s journey from defense attorney to legal tech startup founder.

Tuesday Mar 29, 2022

In this episode of The ClaimEdge Podcast, we discuss how insurers can identify high-performing defense counsel and achieve best outcomes on their litigated claims. Our guest Dean Harring shares approaches from his experience as Chief Claims Officer with leading carriers, including CNA, QBE, and Zurich. Our host Jim Chapman and Dean talk about defining "high-performance" insurance defense counsel, performance metrics and scorecards, assessment data reliability, and the roadmap for success.

Monday Mar 07, 2022

In our inaugural episode of The ClaimEdge Podcast, we focus on the workflow of litigated claims. Improving these workflows provides major benefits for insurers, mitigating risk and delivering better results. And panel law firms can establish themselves as preferred defense counsel. Host Jim Chapman talks about challenges claims leaders face, and how design thinking and technology can improve the workflow.

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