Partner with GB Specialty to reduce defense costs and decrease settlements

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. 

Our dedicated EPL team reduces your total cost of risk with claims services that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A virtual claim file within our claims management system and online access to review and download reports of all matters.

  • A dedicated claim team consisting of an account supervisor and claims resolution manager with experience in managing EPL matters in all U.S. jurisdictions.*

  • Loss runs that provide claimant demographic and financial information on all matters. If desired, we will populate our claims system with your historical EPL claims information, thereby providing one source for all EPL claims data.

  • An evaluation of each claim for coverage under the applicable EPL policy and recommendations regarding coverage defenses and denials relative to the same.

  • Subject to appropriate instructions from you in order to ensure all necessary functions of claims handling are performed, and, subject to your authority, we will retain, coordinate, and supervise the activities of defense counsel and take such other actions as may be necessary to accomplish the optimal disposition of all matters.
  • Litigation management services, including review of all bills and statements from defense counsel, experts, and other vendors, to ensure the work performed on your insured’s behalf is properly invoiced and substantiated.

  • If requested, we will pay claim expenses and settlements from a designated trust account and issue annual 1099 statements to all vendors that have received a payment from us on your behalf.

  • Reporting on all applicable state and federal matters, including MMSEA Section 111.

  • Regularly scheduled claim meetings to discuss the most significant matters, as well as any trends and/or concerns impacting the future profitability of the program.

*Except Puerto Rico

Successful outcomes for clients

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. 

Wrongful Termination

Claim overview:

An arbitration demand alleging gender discrimination, harassment; retaliation, failure to prevent harassment and/or retaliation and wrongful termination in violation of public policy filed by a former employee physician against the client hospital and fellow MD. Our EPL team assisted with early settlement efforts that successfully resulted in the settlement of this matter far below the lowest range recommended by defense counsel.

Potential verdict value:

$665K - $1.35M

Settled for:


Discrimination Charge
Filed with the DFEH

Claim overview:

A pre-litigation demand letter coupled with a Charge of Discrimination filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) alleged disability and age discrimination, harassment and retaliation. GB Specialty’s EPL team was instrumental in orchestrating an early settlement with low defense costs through early evaluation of risk and identification of settlement opportunities.

Estimated settlement range:

$50 - 60K

Settled for:


Wage and Hour Class
Action Lawsuit

Claim overview:

A Wage and Hour class action lawsuit with exposure in excess of $125 million had been in litigation for three years prior to the implementation of our EPL program. The GB EPL team was instrumental in obtaining a defense budget, damages analysis and assisted with settlement negotiations at mediation.   

Estimated settlement range:

$2.5 - 6M

Settled for:


The GB Specialty difference

No other third-party administrator has a dedicated team of claims professionals with specialized expertise in managing EPL matters. 

Regulations and requirements vary from state to state; however, our EPL team can expertly manage your 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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