SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

March 31, 2015 08:00 ET

Mitchell's 2015 Property & Casualty Conference Draws Leaders From the Auto Casualty, Auto Physical Damage and Workers' Compensation Claims Markets

Annual Event Examines Market Trends and Spotlights New Technologies for P&C Industry

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 31, 2015) - Mitchell, a leading provider of technology, connectivity and information solutions to the Property & Casualty (P&C) claims and Collision Repair industries, concluded its annual Property & Casualty Conference. Hundreds of auto physical damage, auto casualty and workers' compensation insurance claims experts attended the three-day event, which showcased the latest market trends and technologies aimed at improving business processes and outcomes. The 2015 conference took place in Carlsbad, Calif., on March 23 - 25.

"Each year, Mitchell's P&C Conference provides a forum to unite leaders in the Property & Casualty Claims industry fostering collaboration and the exchange of ideas," said Alex Sun, CEO of Mitchell. "Highlighting Mitchell's commitment to our customers and the future of our industry, our goal is to empower attendees through educational sessions focused on market trends and opportunities as well as new resources available to grow and support their businesses."

A newly added track this year focused on Mitchell Labs, granting attendees a glimpse into Mitchell's innovation pipeline. Creating Competitive Differentiation through Advanced Integrations examined the technology trends driving process transformation and why integrations are crucial. Best practices for successful integrations were presented via a case study focused on the joint development of prebuilt Guidewire and Mitchell integrations.

Auto Casualty sessions included a deep-dive into the next phase of Mitchell's ClaimIQ™ solution user interface improvements for liability, and a glimpse into the future of 3rd party processing. Auto Casualty and Workers' Compensation sessions both examined the new legislative climate and included a retrospective analysis of current billing trends. In addition, Workers' Compensation sessions delved into methods payers can use to address the challenges of medical payment dynamics such as rising medical costs, provider consolidation and cost-shifting.

The Auto Physical Damage sessions focused on advanced data and technology as a catalyst toward self-service FNOL as well as the latest safety technologies and their impact on claims frequency. The sessions concluded with an OEM roundtable where equipment manufacturers discussed the move toward bringing automakers and vehicle owners closer during the collision repair process.

"I'm always impressed by the forward thinking sessions that address the real-world challenges of an evolving market," said Shawn Rampelberg, Director of Material Damage Claims, Nodak Mutual Insurance Group. "The breadth of knowledge presented is unique to the P&C Conference and can immediately be put into practice. Each year I leave energized with fresh ideas to improve my business."

The Mitchell P&C Conference concluded with the annual (m)Community Charity Networking Event, an extension of Mitchell's internal initiative to inspire colleagues nationwide in giving back to their communities. This year's event aided the USO, with funds benefitting U.S. troops and young military families.

About Mitchell
Mitchell is uniquely positioned to simplify, enhance and accelerate claims handling processes across the P&C industry through deep workflow solutions that include unparalleled access to data, advanced analytics and decision support tools. Our expert workflow and adjusting solutions advance the claims management process by enabling automotive physical damage, bodily injury and workers' compensation clients to process claims more accurately, consistently, and cost-effectively.

Mitchell's solutions provide an expert level of decision support and connectivity within the claims organization and with industry partners to achieve optimal outcomes. Mitchell's comprehensive solution portfolio and robust SaaS infrastructure enables tens of millions of electronic transactions to be processed each month for over 300 insurance companies, including the majority of the top 25 insurance carriers, and over 30,000 collision repair facilities. With an expanding global footprint, Mitchell products are currently utilized in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Mitchell is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has approximately 2,000 employees. For more information, please visit www.mitchell.com.