Minnesota County Modernizes on Insurity SIMS Claims for Workers Compensation

Self-insured Ramsey County valued Insurity’s cloud hosting option, as well as the SIMS Claims’ capabilities, scalability and capacity to support current business and planned growth.

(St. Paul Cathedral, Ramsey County Minnesota. Photo Credit: Fascinating Universe.)

Ramsey County, Minnesota’s second most populous county and home to the state capital St. Paul, has chosen Insurity’s (Hartford) SIMS Claims to support administration of its workers’ compensation claims. The vendor reports that a key factor in the County’s decision was Insurity’s ability to host the system reliably and securely via its SIMS Cloud environment. Ramsey County, which has approximately 4,000 employees, also chose the Insurity claims system’s for its capabilities, scalability and capacity to support the self-insured government’s current business and planned growth.

Greg Anderson, HR Manager for Employee Benefits, Safety and Workers’ Compensation, Ramsey County, Minnesota.

Seeking to provide an enhanced set of leading and lagging indicators to its many operating departments and increase functionality beyond its in-house legacy claims system, Ramsey County opted to evaluate the market for available solutions, Insurity reports. The government was looking for a solution that could be deployed, hosted, enhanced, and maintained in a cloud environment by a vendor partner. With a vendor hosting and supporting the system, the county’s limited IT resources could focus on supporting the county with new initiatives rather than maintaining a system.  After evaluation of four systems, Ramsey County selected Insurity’s SIMS Claims as the best fit solution due to a combination of its cloud deployment as well as the expanded capabilities the county would be able to leverage to modernize and enhance its claims environment.

Insurity details additional anticipated capabilities and benefits from Ramsey County’s implementation of SIMS Claims as follows:

  • Ability to offer additional lines of business including short-term and long-term disability;
  • Improved data capture and reporting;
  • More effective communication with customers and business partners;
  • Access to dashboards for a better perspective of performance and efficiencies;
  • Transparency and analysis for enhanced decision making.

    Jose Tribuzio, SVP, SIMS Claims, Insurity.

“With SIMS Claims we are looking forward to interconnecting our various benefit programs, and enhancing our data outcomes and business process,” comments Greg Anderson, HR Manager for Employee Benefits, Safety and Workers’ Compensation, Ramsey County. “In addition, we will be able to add other lines of business, manage short-term and long-term disability, and increase medical surveillance with SIMS Claims.”

Depth of Functionality and Scalability

“We are pleased that Ramsey County has selected SIMS Claims and that the county recognized the system’s depth of functionality and scalability, along with Insurity’s proven hosted cloud environment,” comments Jose Tribuzio, General Manager and Senior Vice President, SIMS Claims. “We are confident that SIMS Claims’ powerful platform and modern design will enable Ramsey County to be even more competitive in the market and provide consistent and exceptional customer service.”

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Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at AnthODonnell@IIReporter.com or (503) 936-2803.

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