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John Biddar

Assistant Vice President, EIL Claims

Ponte Vedra, FL

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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
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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
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Atlanta, GA
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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
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Atlanta, GA
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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
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Atlanta, GA
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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
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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
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Fort Rucker, AL
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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

Education

Bachelor of Arts

East Carolina University

November 1983

Doctor of Jurisprudence

John Marshall Law School

June 1983