Workers’ compensation carrier United Heartland Insurance has announced the promotion of Ben Richeson to regional director in Kansas City. In his new role, Richeson (pictured above) will oversee business development, claims, loss control and agency management for United Heartland’s operations in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ben to this important new role,” said Justin Bealhen, vice president of business development at United Heartland. “During his tenure at United Heartland, Ben has demonstrated elite levels of leadership, team building, and insurance acumen that will serve him well in this expanded capacity. Kansas City has been an important region to United Heartland, and Ben’s leadership will help us continue to build on our commitment to our customers.”
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Richeson has more than 10 years of workers’ compensation insurance experience. He joined United Heartland in 2015 as a regional claims manager. Prior to joining United Heartland, he served as a unit manager in the workers’ compensation division of Travelers’ Insurance. Richeson also worked for eight years in risk management with The Kansas City Star and John Deere & Company.
Licensed in all 50 states, United Heartland focuses on six key business segments: education, healthcare, long-term care, manufacturing, nonprofits/social services, and wholesale/retail.