CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Dec. 5, 2012 - Safelite® Solutions, the U.S. leader in claims management solutions, has announced plans to more than double its Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based operation by the end of 2013.Safelite® currently operates its business unit Alliance Claims SolutionsTM, which is an employer of choice in the community and ranked No. 14 in 2012 Top Places to Work in Iowa program from the Des Moines Register, at 1620 E Avenue NE in Cedar Rapids.The relocation to the new 21,220-square-foot facility at 1125 Dina Court, Hiawatha, IA 52233, will allow the company to add up to 200 new full-time and part-time jobs to the community on top of Alliance’s existing 75 associates.
Alliance Claims SolutionsTM, which is a provider of property, auto physical damage and auto glass claims management for small to mid-sized insurance companies, plans to move after February 1, 2013.
“We are excited about our expansion in Cedar Rapids and what it will mean for our customers, our employees and the community. We thank the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, local leadership and the community for its continued partnership.” said Jerry Beigel, senior vice president of Safelite® Solutions. “Being able to grow our business in tough economic times is a testament to the people who make Safelite® Solutions and Alliance Claims SolutionsTM the success we are.”
Hiawatha Mayor Tom Theis said he is “very excited” Alliance Claims Solutions/Safelite® has decided to stay and expand in the Cedar Rapids area.
“We look forward to supporting their needs to attract a workforce, recognizing it will provide employment opportunities not only for the citizens of Hiawatha but those throughout the region,” Theis said.
In addition, Beigel thanked City of Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett and City Manager Jeff Pomeranz, for their efforts in helping to ensure the company remain in the Cedar Rapids metro area.
Mayor Corbett was instrumental in the initial discussions with Alliance Claims SolutionsTM. While the company’s physical expansion will be in the neighboring community, Corbett said it will keep the jobs in the Cedar Rapids area.
“Not only does this retain jobs, but the addition of 200 jobs will provide Cedar Rapidians more opportunities,” he said.
Dee Baird, Economic Alliance president and CEO, said she is pleased the company made the decision to stay in this region, retaining and adding jobs in Iowa’s Creative Corridor.
“We are very glad Safelite® chose the Creative Corridor to expand their operations,” she said. “Safelite® is also a great fit amongst our other financial service companies in the region.”
The company will be utilizing Iowa’s New Job Training Program administered through Kirkwood Community College.
About Safelite® Solutions / Alliance Claims SolutionsTM
Safelite® Solutions provides property and casualty claims management for more than 175 insurance and fleet companies, including 18 of the top 30 property and casualty insurance companies. Safelite® Solutions and its subsidiary Alliance Claims SolutionsTM of Cedar Rapids, Iowa together manage a network of nearly 9,000 affiliate providers and operate four national contact centers located in Columbus (2), Phoenix (1) and Cedar Rapids (1).
Alliance Claims SolutionsTM is solely focused on enabling small to mid-sized insurance companies to deliver quality claim care. Alliance’s call center is staffed 24/7 to provide the insurance industry with a variety of claims solutions, including Managed Glass Programs, First Notice of Loss, Statements, Desk Reviews and Claims Resolution. For more information, visit www.allianceclaimssolutions.com.