I have a lot going on right now but this post must go up. I’ve had one eye peeled on BP claims since we began covering problems in the BP claims process back in late June. (A short follow up to the first post can be found here.) So here is the deal and the story behind the story which is often just as good. BP hires ESIS to handle their claims related ot the oil spill. ESIS is a subsidiary of ACE Insurance, a company connected to the disgraced former CEO of AIG, Hank Greenberg. Obama snags a $20BN claims concession from BP and appoints Ken Feinberg to oversee the process.
Now there are the Women of the Oil and the Anne(a) Marie(as) of the Slabbed so I guess it is only fair there are also Women of the Slabb, a group of discriminating women who are as intelligent as they are lovely that include more than a few ladies that call the insurance industry home in one way, shape or fashion. Two of these women are Deb at Dimechimes and Mary Anne over at The Insurance Situation both of which are on our blogroll under insurance. In the area of claims these women are at the pinnacle of their profession.
Let’s begin Mississippi coast girl made good Mary Anne Medina who snagged a 1 on 1 interview with Ken Feinberg for Claims Magazine in early July. We follow Mary Anne on twitter where I saw both the link to the story and her earlier tweet which enabled me to date her interview with Feinberg. One important thing in her interview was that Feinberg said ESIS was still in handling BP claims. That was important because on Friday enter our good friend Editilla with his link to Gambit/Pro Publica which said ESIS was out and Garden City Group was in. I immediately emailed it to Deb over at Dimechimes since she has done extensive blogging on this very topic. Turns out she had done a post the day after Mary Anne’s article was published on this topic and the inconsistencies in Feinberg’s remarks.
If there is a lesson here for our readers it is that when visiting Slabbed be sure to click the links on our blogroll, especially those in the Slabbed Nation’s claims division. 🙂