United Heartland Names New Claims Director

New Berlin, Wis.  United Heartland has announced the appointment of Jeff Lynde as director of Field Claims. Lynde is responsible for the ongoing development of the company’s claims strategy and direction with direct involvement in claims quality control, divisional consultation and training.

I am excited to have Jeff join our exceptional Claims team, said Rick Hobbs, vice president of Claims and Managed Care for United Heartland. He is a strong leader with a noted reputation for his dedication to customer service. We are pleased to welcome him to United Heartland.

Lynde previously served as Claims Manager for West Bend Mutual Insurance. His career includes 19 years in claims handling and leadership positions with national insurance companies, including Wausau Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance Group.

Lynde graduated from University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, with concentration in law and courts. Additionally, he has earned the Associate in Claims (AIC) insurance industry designation.

About United Heartland
United Heartland is a leading regional workers compensation carrier specializing in health care, long-term care facilities, manufacturing, nonprofits, schools/colleges, social services and wholesale/retail industry segments. Our high-touch service model and broad experience allow us to be nimble and responsive to effectively manage large accounts with complex needs.

United Heartland is the marketing name for United Wisconsin Insurance Company, a member of Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. All policies are underwritten by a licensed insurer subsidiary of Accident Fund Holdings.

About Accident Fund Holdings, Inc.
Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. (Lansing, Mich.) and its subsidiaries are one of the largest workers’ compensation insurers and the largest non-governmental specialty writer of workers’ compensation insurance in the United States. Accident Fund Holdings conducts business through its four brands: Accident Fund, United Heartland, CompWest and Third Coast Underwriters.
Accident Fund Holdings’ insurance company subsidiaries are rated “A-” (Excellent) by A.M. Best.