SOURCE: Mitchell International

Mitchell International

April 15, 2014 08:00 ET

Mitchell's Annual Conference Attracts Leaders From the Auto Physical Damage, Auto Casualty and Workers' Compensation Claims Markets

Annual P&C Industry Event Outlined Market Trends and New Technologies for Improved Business Operations

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2014) - 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, which brought together hundreds of auto physical damage, auto casualty and workers' compensation insurance claims experts. The two-day event covered the latest market trends and new technologies to help attendees improve business processes and outcomes. The 2014 conference took place in Amelia Island, Fla., on April 1 and 2, 2014.

"Every year, Mitchell focuses on building a network and forum for collaboration and leadership across the Property & Casualty Claims industry during the annual P&C Conference. And our aim is to provide attendees with valuable industry insights on market trends and opportunities to leverage new concepts, resources and solutions to support their growing businesses," said Alex Sun, CEO of Mitchell. "By bringing together the market's top innovators and thinkers, we are able provide a growth-focused experience for P&C Conference attendees that further underscores Mitchell's commitment to our customers and the future of our industry."

Auto Physical Damage sessions outlined how to improve the claims handling process, while looking at the differences between U.S. and global organizations, and insights gained from those methods. Speakers highlighted the best practices from overseas that can be applied to U.S. organizations to enhance business practices.

In addition, attendees gained Workers' Compensation insights from the session on eBilling and ePayment regulations, which covered how to evaluate and select optimal partners and solutions. The session also addressed the regulatory industry trends that will drive the market in 2014.

Among the variety of the Auto Casualty market topics discussed, one of the most widely attended sessions was a breakout panel outlining the value of a single workspace for end users through the implementation of pre-built integrations between core claims systems and expert claims systems. Attendees walked away with a deeper knowledge and actionable steps to enable better end user experiences, reduce implementation and IT expenses, and improve overall claims processing efficiency.

"I make an effort to attend the Mitchell P&C Conference every year. The content of keynote and breakout sessions continues to improve and remains relevant. As an industry leader, Mitchell is able to bring together representation of both carriers and vendor partners," said Stacey Bartz, Divisional Manager of Claims for Ameriprise Auto & Home Insurance. "The conference provides a unique opportunity to leverage industry knowledge to improve outcomes for our employees and policyholders."

"Attending the Mitchell P&C Conference is something I look forward to every year. The sessions and information are insightful and on topic," said Jim Van Farowe, Vice President of Claims for Grange Insurance Association. "I come away with valuable connections and discover opportunities that are important to me."

As is tradition each year, the Mitchell P&C Conference concluded with the (m)Community Charity Networking Event, an extension of Mitchell's internal initiative of connecting colleagues nationwide in giving back to their communities. This year's event supported the children of Nassau County, Florida. Founded in 1977, Nassau's Communities In Schools is a private nonprofit and the largest dropout prevention organization in the U.S. The organizations serves 1.3 million students and families in more than 3,400 partner schools in 25 states.

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.