ARAG Appoints Daniel Montgomery VP of Claims

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Insurance executive brings more than 25 years of experience to company.

ARAG, a leading provider of legal insurance and related services, is proud to announce that Daniel L. Montgomery has joined the company as Vice President of Claims.

With more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry, Montgomery’s emphasis has been in claims analysis, management, and the development of departmental efficiencies for a variety of organizations. His responsibilities at ARAG will include overseeing the overall direction, operation and process development for the claims department.

“Dan has exceptional experience and a track record of success in claims management and innovation,” said Robert Fishman, President and CEO of ARAG. “Plus he’s an executive leader who possesses strong analytical skills and has the ability to organize work processes and motivate team members, so we are enthused about adding Dan to our growing team.”

Montgomery previously worked for American Republic Insurance in Des Moines, Iowa, where he has spent the last six years serving as vice president of provider network management and vice president of claims.

While overseeing the claims department at American Republic, Montgomery led initiatives to automate the company’s claims process, achieving significant savings in both administrative costs and benefit dollars. In addition, the procedural and financial accuracy of claims processing increased to nearly 100 percent for the organization on a consistent basis under his leadership.

“I’m honored to join ARAG at a time when it is fortifying its position of leadership in the legal insurance industry,” Montgomery said. “I look forward to the challenge of putting my years of experience in claims management into process here, and I’m excited about being part of the team to lead the organization into the future.”

Prior to American Republic, Montgomery worked for Coventry Healthcare, Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.

Montgomery earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in political science from Iowa State University. He also earned a Juris Doctorate from Drake University Law School. Montgomery has earned the following industry designations: FLMI (Fellow, Life Management Institute), ACS (Associate, Customer Service) and MHP (Managed Healthcare Professional). He also served as the chair of the claims and administrative operations committee for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).

About ARAG North America Inc.

ARAG (] is a leading provider of legal insurance and related services, and maintains its domestic headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. Currently more than 6 million individuals throughout the United States and Canada have access to ARAG’s legal products and services, and the company offers its legal plans as a benefit to more than 500 organizations. The A.M. Best Company has assigned ARAG Insurance Company a Best’s Rating of A (Excellent).

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