Oracle Press Release

Farmers Insurance Claims Implements Oracle’s Siebel Claims Version 8.0 for its Workers’ Compensation Line of Business

Solution is Driving Improvements in Customer Service, Productivity and Operational Efficiency while Reducing Total Cost of Ownership

Implementation will serve as the Blueprint for Farmers’ Property and Casualty Enterprise-wide “Claims Redesign” Initiative

Oracle OpenWorld, San Francisco – October 13, 2009

News Facts

Farmers Insurance claims has deployed Oracle’s Siebel Claims Version 8.0 for its Workers’ Compensation line of business.
This workers’ compensation implementation serves as the pilot for Farmers’ enterprise-wide, multi-line Claims Redesign of its current claims system to a new, Siebel Claims-based solution from Oracle, scheduled for deployment in late 2010.
After completing the roll out of the enterprise-wide Claims Redesign, Farmers expects to have 12,000-plus users live on Siebel Claims Version 8.0.
The National Workers’ Compensation System (NWCS) is a Web-based solution replacing an aging legacy system. NWCS helps Farmers to elevate customer service and satisfaction, improve productivity and operational efficiencies and reduce total cost of ownership through use of the easy to deploy and easy to maintain application.
The business solution helps Farmers rapidly identify and resolve severe claims, and reduces loss costs and loss adjustment expenses.
The solution moves Farmers from paper-based files to straight-through processing that takes advantage of electronic bill review and online file storage.
Oracle’s Siebel Claims provides Farmers with a configurable solution that enables the Workers’ Compensation line of business to easily configure the system – without hard coding – to fit its business processes, while automating previously manual tasks to improve the efficiency of back-office operations.
Farmers also plans to implement Oracle Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition and Oracle Business Intelligence Applications as the second phase of its Workers’ Compensation implementation to improve insight into the effectiveness and efficiency of its claims processes.

Supporting Quotes

“The National Workers’ Compensation System (NWCS) and the Multi-line Property and Casualty (P&C) Claims Redesign initiatives are cornerstones of Farmers’ claims roadmap. Enhanced, more personalized customer experience, greater employee productivity and new levels of process excellence are key business drivers to better serve our customers and leapfrog our competition in today’s dynamic market,” said Shohreh Abedi, Vice President of Claims Applications, Farmers Insurance Group, Inc.
“Our new National Workers’ Compensation Claims System (NWCS) will be instrumental in improving the efficiencies of our employees, enhancing the experience of our customers and elevating our claims handling to new levels. This is another step in making Farmers the insurer of choice in our workers’ compensation markets,” said Dirk Bumann, Director of Farmers Workers’ Compensation Claims, Farmers Insurance Group, Inc.
“Leveraging Oracle’s product suite, experienced systems integrators like Oracle Certified Advantage Partner Capgemini and forward-thinking insurers like Farmers can take advantage of Oracle’s Siebel Claims Version 8.0 to implement flexible, rules-based, end-to-end claims processing solutions that streamline claims handling, reduce operational costs and further extend business visibility into the entire claims lifecycle,” said Rick Connors, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Insurance.

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About Farmers

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit our Web site at www.farmers.com.

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Contact Info

Katie Barron
Oracle
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Mary Tobin
O'Keeffe and Company
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