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Vericlaim expands operations into Calgary

September 13, 2016   by Sedgwick

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Vericlaim expands operations into Calgary
Monte Ponton joins expert team advancing strategic growth in the Canadian market

Calgary, September 13, 2016 – Sedgwick and its subsidiary Vericlaim, a global provider of loss adjusting and claims management solutions, are pleased to announce further Canadian expansion as the companies celebrate the newest office opening for Vericlaim in Calgary. In addition, industry expert Monte Ponton has joined the team as executive general adjuster.

“We are moving quickly to expand our national footprint and we are recruiting the best experts in the industry in each region/territory to ensure we provide the service and quality our customers deserve,” said Mike Holden, President of Sedgwick and Vericlaim Canada. “Monte Ponton, with his experience and industry knowledge, is an excellent fit and a valuable addition to our roster of experts in Calgary.”

Monte S. Ponton, AIIC | Executive General AdjusterMonte-Ponton-web
Monte Ponton is licensed in all lines of insurance, and his areas of special expertise include liability, property, marine and motor vehicle loss adjustments. In his new role with Vericlaim Canada, Monte will work out of the new Calgary office and manage large losses, catastrophic and complex cases in Western Canada.

With approximately 37 years of experience as a qualified loss adjuster for both large international companies and smaller firms, Monte has conducted numerous investigations into loss circumstances in all areas of claims and risks, public, commercial (hotels) and governmental. He also has focused on risk management and large account control for hotels, department stores and government risks (public housing, airport), including recommendations on loss prevention, claim reporting procedures, securing vital documentation, record keeping, general incident logs and housekeeping/security issues. He also has performed damage assessments, negotiations and settlements with third parties and attorneys.

Monte holds an associate degree from the Insurance Institute of Canada. He earned his full adjuster license in Ontario in 1979 and is a member of the International Institute of Loss Adjusters.

To learn more about Sedgwick and Vericlaim Canada, visit and You can contact the Calgary office at +1-403-472-4773.

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About Vericlaim Canada
A wholly owned subsidiary of Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., Vericlaim Canada provides high-quality services designed to meet the specific needs of the Canadian marketplace offering property, liability, auto and specialty claims and adjusting services. Vericlaim is committed to helping its customers—insurance companies, corporations, public entities and brokers—manage and control their risk needs around the world. The success of Vericlaim stems from its focus on providing clients with superior claims resolution on the most timely and cost effective basis in the industry, continually adapting to their evolving service and information needs, and developing innovative solutions to complex risk management issues. Vericlaim has global reach and maintains a distinct local market presence in Canada and more than 400 other locations throughout the world. For more, see

About Sedgwick
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc., is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions. At Sedgwick, caring countsSM; the company takes care of people and organizations by delivering cost-effective claims, productivity, managed care, risk consulting and other services through the dedication and exper­tise of 14,000 colleagues in some 275 offices located in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. Sedgwick facilitates financial and personal health and helps customers and consumers navigate complexity by designing and implementing customized programs based on proven practic­es and advanced technology that exceed expectations. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is KKR; Stone Point Capital LLC and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see

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Catherine Bennett, public relations director, +1-615-892-9361,

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