Area Vice President, Absence Management Consulting
James joined Gallagher Benefit Services Dallas, Texas branch in January, 2009 when the company he worked for, PartnerSource, was acquired by Gallagher. James had worked for PartnerSource since 2005, and prior to that was with Unum for 5 years as a National Practice Account Manager. Before Unum, James worked for a 65,000 life employer managing their national Workers' Compensation and Integrated Disability Program.
James has extensive experience with the integration and audit of Short Term, Long Term Disability, Outsourcing FMLA & ADA, State Disability, Workers' Compensation, Life Insurance, Return to Work programs, and other ancillary programs.
James is very focused on all contractual provisions to determine if there are improvements or gaps in the programs prior to sending out a Request for Proposal. Price is very important, but James' clients have found real value in knowing there will not be a gap in coverage at claim time due to contract language. James currently works with several mid and large size clients on their integrated disability programs, and has served as a resource for the Gallagher offices for anything related to Disability, FMLA & ADA, Life insurance issues, and Voluntary Benefits.
James graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.B.A. James also maintains his Certification of Professional Disability Management (CPDM).