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John Biddar

Assistant Vice President, EIL Claims

Ponte Vedra, FL


Experienced insurance claims professional with progressive and increasing responsibility in managing settlement conferences, mediation and controlling legal expense. Ability to simplify and solve complex problems in high-pressure situations, under tight time constraints. Excellent communicator with effective interpersonal skills in developing relationships with a diverse employee and client base.

Work Experience

Assistant Vice President, EIL Claims

TIG Insurance Company / International Insurance Company

1994 to February 2010

1994 - […] 
Subsidiaries of Fairfax Financial Holding Corporation 
Assistant Vice President, EIL Claims 
• Managed Environment Impairment Liability Claims on behalf of certain ceding companies involved in a UK underwritten environmental insurance program. 
• Managed litigation support, document production, micro-graphics, case management budgeting, database management, time and billing system financial planning and computer support. 
• Company designated officer for deposition and trial testimony. 
• Coordination of claims and reinsurance processing. 
• Managed the computerization of database and bordereau information. 
• Environmental litigation, consultation and negotiation.

Assistant Vice President, Claims Dept

The London Agency
Atlanta, GA

1985 to 1994

• Investigation, evaluation and negotiation of insurance claims involving various lines of insurance including; umbrella, excess, product liability, medical malpractice, hospital liability, errors and omissions and inland marine. 
• Managed Truckers Liability run off claims for Seaboard Underwriters. 
• Conducted internal, external and S.I.R. audits. 
• Audited outside counsel. 
• Coordination of claims and reinsurance processing. 
• Assisted in the development of panel counsel. 
• Developed an aggregate computerized tracking and database retrieval program. 
• Company designated individual for depositions and trial testimony.

Senior Claim Specialist/Supervisor

CNA Insurance Companies
Atlanta, GA

1979 to 1985

• Investigation, evaluation and negotiation of commercial lines insurance coverage involving automobile, property, product liability, fidelity bonds, dental malpractice and medical malpractice. 
• Supervised Contractor Repair Program and Re-inspection Program. 
• Quality reviewed programs involving salvage, subrogation, fraud, arson and structured settlements.

Senior Claim Representative/Claim Representative

Allstate Insurance Company
Atlanta, GA

1973 to 1979

• Investigation, evaluation and negotiation of Personal Lines insurance coverage involving automobile and homeowners. 
• Investigation, evaluation and negotiation of some Commercial Lines insurance coverage.

Assistant Office Manager

Piedmont Development Companies

1971 to 1973

• Supervised special projects involving real estate land development 
• Supervised rental agents at various apartment complexes. 
• Worked on special projects involving advertising and land development.

Helicopter Instructor Pilot/Helicopter Pilot

U. S. Army
Fort Rucker, AL

1967 to 1971

• Standardization Gunnery Instructor Pilot/Instructor Pilot 
• Fire Team Leader/Helicopter Gunship Pilot 
Awards and Decorations 
• Distinguished Flying Cross 
• Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry 
• Air Metal (27 oak leaf cluster) 
• Vietnam Service Medal 
• Good Conduct Medal 
• National Defense Service Medal


Bachelor of Arts

East Carolina University

November 1983

Doctor of Jurisprudence

John Marshall Law School

June 1983