Foresight taps new VP of claims

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Foresight taps new VP of claims

Foresight Risk & Insurance Services, an insurtech company specializing in workers’ compensation, has announced the appointment of Laura Gomez Thomas as vice president of claims. In her new role, Thomas will oversee the company’s claims program.

“The first step is prevention; the second step is the human connection and focusing on best outcomes for our brokers and clients,” said David Fontain, founder and CEO of Foresight. “We’re looking forward to the dedicated and personalized claims handling approach that Laura will bring to Foresight.”

Thomas has more than 30 years of claims experience. Prior to joining Foresight, she worked in client services at Sedgwick, where she focused on providing strategies for captive programs.

“If we only focus on the end result, we might forget about the faces behind it,” Thomas said. “to reach the mutually beneficial outcomes Foresight is pursuing, three important elements must exist: care, concern, compassion. I’m excited to continue on the great progress Foresight has already made with the expansion of those elements.”

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Thomas’ hire comes as Foresight continues its rapid growth. The company recently expanded its insurance offerings with the introduction of commercial property and inland marine lines, including motor truck cargo, contractors’ equipment, and builders’ risk, which are offered as a complement to its workers’ compensation coverage. Foresight’s coverage is currently available in eight states, with plans to expand into several other regions later this year.