Is your claims team over capacity, or does it lack the
expertise to manage these specialized matters?

GB Specialty’s Employment Practices Liability (EPL) team provides dedicated claims professionals who can augment your EPL claims department and grow with your business.

GB Specialty is a division of Gallagher Bassett, the global leader in risk and claims management services. 


Current challenges facing
insurance carriers


More claims are affecting
the ability to scale

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Hiring and retaining qualified
claims managers is more difficult

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Staffing the number of
claims managers needed is
more expensive

GB Specialty’s dedicated
EPL team – by the numbers

Average decrease
Claims closed without incurring
ALAE or engagement of counsel
Experienced EPL
claims professionals

Our EPL team is your EPL team

Businesses in every industry have seen an uptick in the frequency and severity of employment claims. Some recent trends that have brought about this rise in claims are attributed to employees working from home and returning to the office, talent gaps and staffing shortages, and wage and hour tracking. 

The most common employment practices liability exposures include the following:
•    Wrongful termination
•    Failure to promote
•    Discrimination
•    Retaliation
•    Sexual harassment
•    Disability
•    Freedom of speech 
•    Breach of HIPPA privacy laws
•    Wage and hour tracking 

Our team of dedicated EPL claims professionals can expertly manage your claims in all jurisdictions.

*Except Puerto Rico.

We tailor our claims services to help as you need it:

Complete outsourcing
Our team has extensive experience in handling EPL matters for public and private entities, healthcare facilities, retail establishments, law firms, staffing companies, and car dealerships, whether simple or complex. We can operate as a white-glove service, readily contribute as core team members, and integrate seamlessly with your organization. 

Project basis
Our team can assist with a backlog of EPL matters, whether the task requested includes auditing files for efficiency and compliance with corporate claims handling policies or drafting coverage positions. We can scale our services to suit your needs. 

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Meet the EPL leadership team


Brian Smith

SVP, Executive & Professional
Liability, EPL Lead


Nicholas Gumpel

SVP, Director of Executive &
Professional Liability


Joe Zinga

SVP, Risk Management


Jon Stambaugh

SVP, Carrier Practice


Rob Blasio

Managing Director,
GB Specialty


Charlie Lamberta

EVP, Director of Operations,
GB Specialty


Tim Over

SVP, Business Development Director

Why GB Specialty?

Your insureds purchase a policy expecting to receive outstanding service during the claims handling process. Often, it is the standard by which policyholders measure whether they will renew with your company or not. As such, selecting the right TPA for claims management is crucial. 

We have handled more than 15,000 EPL claims for a wide variety of public and private entities. Examples of insureds include healthcare facilities, retail establishments, law firms, staffing companies, and car dealerships.

GB Specialty’s team handles claims expediently and efficiently, keeping each stakeholder’s specific needs and requirements in mind. We proactively keep you and your insured informed regarding the status of each case and provide timely responses, ensuring they feel confident their claims are in good hands. 

GB Specialty reduces defense costs and decreases settlements

Direct Negotiation of Pre-Suit Age and Disability Claim

Potential verdict value: $400K - $1.4M    |    Settled for: $12,500K

Wrongful Termination

Potential verdict value:

$665K - $1.35M

Settled for:


Discrimination Charge
Filed with the DFEH

Estimated settlement range:

$50 - 60K

Settled for:


Wage and Hour Class
Action Lawsuit

Estimated settlement range:

$2.5 - 6M

Settled for:


The GB Specialty difference

No other third-party administrator has a dedicated team focused solely on EPL claims and risk management. 

Backed by Gallagher Bassett

Expertise by Gallagher Bassett

GB Specialty is a division of Gallagher Bassett, the global leader in risk and claims management services. 

Gallagher Bassett established the GB Specialty Executive and Professional Liability practice area to bring enhanced focus to EPL claims management and litigation. 

A partner you can trust

A partner you can trust

We actively work with your insured during the claims process, including facilitating settlement negotiations and orchestrating resolutions often at or below targeted goals.

An emphasis on collaboration and trust enhances our business relationships and has proven invaluable in evaluating risk and indemnity and reducing claims costs. 

We have reduced defense costs by up to 45% via establishing negotiated rates with defense counsel and resolving matters without the need for outside counsel. 

Claims professionals who know their stuff

Experienced claims professionals who are experts
in employment-related matters

Regulations and requirements vary from state to state; however, our EPL team can expertly manage your insureds’ claims in all jurisdictions.*

Our team of EPL claims professionals is comprised of former defense attorneys, insurance carrier claim professionals, and experienced resolution managers. 

*Except Puerto Rico.

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