HGI RELOCATES CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS TO NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS, LA – MAY 9, 2012
Hammerman & Gainer International, Inc. (HGI) has recently announced that it has established its corporate headquarters in downtown New Orleans. HGI is the largest African-American owned program administrator and business processing out sourcing company in the nation. HGI has over 335 employees serving clients at 12 field offices in Louisiana, Texas, Georgia and Washington D.C. and the company anticipates more growth and expansion in the future.
The New Orleans Business Alliance assisted HGI in selecting a downtown location for its corporate headquarters. Representing the interests of the City of New Orleans, the New Orleans Business Alliance welcomes HGI to the City and looks forward to aiding in the future expansion of the company.
"HGI is a strong and growing company well positioned in the New Orleans market," said Rod Miller, President & CEO of the New Orleans Business Alliance. "HGI has already made an impact on the New Orleans economy thanks to its disaster recovery efforts and with HGI's headquarter relocation; HGI will now be able to take their investments in New Orleans to the next level."
The Parish of Caddo partners with Hammerman & Gainer, Inc. to provide all Third Party Claims Administrator Services.
HGI Corporate Office: Lutcher, LA – October, 2011
Hammerman & Gainer (HGI) was selected as a partner to the Parish of Caddo to provide Third Party Claims Administrator Services arising from General Liability, Professional Liability, Automobile and Workers' Compensation claims. Vanessa James, Vice President of HGI P&C TPA Services, will oversee the management of this program from HGI's Shreveport Branch Office. HGI will takeover the Claims Administration contract for Caddo on February 1, 2012.
HGI will provide Caddo Parish its industry leading claims management services that are designed with the understanding that a variety of individual needs must be addressed and met. As a result, HGI will consistently customize its programs to guarantee that Caddo Parish receives the right level of service and attention for everyone in the claims process. Because HGI has established these highly efficient methods and standards of control, Caddo Parish can expect the highest quality of performance and customer satisfaction for its employees.
The City of New Orleans partners with Hammerman & Gainer, Inc. to manage and administer all Workers' Compensation claims.
HGI Corporate Office:Lutcher, LA – October, 2011
Hammerman & Gainer (HGI) was selected as a partner to the City of New Orleans to provide Workers' Compensation Third Party Claims Administration services. Vanessa James, Vice President of HGI P&C TPA Services, will oversee the management of this program from HGI's New Office. HGI will takeover the Claims Administration contract for City in March, 2012.
HGI will provide the City of New Orleans its industry leading claims management services that are designed with the understanding that a variety of individual needs must be addressed and met. HGI's will focus on managing the 'cost drivers' of a WC claim by our experienced staff and demonstrated through our customized programs which will in turn, guarantee that the City receives the right level of service and attention for everyone in the claims process. Because HGI has established these highly efficient methods and standards of control, the City of New Orleans can expect the highest quality of performance and customer satisfaction for its employees.
HGI Will Help Protect New Orleans' Fleet of Vehicles
HGI Corporate Office: Lutcher, LA – September 26, 2011
The investment the City of New Orleans has made into its fleet of vehicles will have an extra layer of protection for the upcoming years. H&G, Inc., a subsidiary of Hammerman & Gainer (HGI) was recently awarded the Third Party Automobile Claims Administrator contract for the City of New Orleans. The Property / Casualty Third Party Administration (TPA) Division of H&G, Inc. led by Vanessa James, Vice President, will oversee the three year effort.
HGI will provide services for investigation and adjusting, including appraisals of the City's Self- Insured Program for Third Party Automobile Liability and Property Damage claims. The program consists of on-call duty and scene investigations for any and all accidents involving city owned fleet including, but not limited to police department and any other city-owned vehicles.
The TPA Automobile Claims contract continues to highlight HGI's commitment to servicing the
citizens of New Orleans. The City has also recently awarded HGI with important contracts to
oversee the appraisal of commercial and residential properties, and assist with the appeals
process for tax assessments. HGI distinguishes itself by providing customized solutions
through its people, processes and technology, making the company a valuable partner for the
City of New Orleans.
New Orleans Braces for 'Flood of Appeals" With HGI
HGI Corporate Office: Lutcher, LA – September 12, 2011
The City of New Orleans anticipates a large number of property tax assessment appeals for the 2011 Commercial and Residential Tax Assessments. Therefore, the City has taken pro-active measures in dealing with the potential appeals by awarding the 2011 Tax Assessment Contract to HGI Catastrophe Services, LLC. HGI Catastrophe Services is a subsidiary of Hammerman & Gainer (HGI).
Under the scope of the contract, HGI will be responsible for- reviewing all appeals, securing professional staff (hearing examiners, real estate consultants, and appraisers), arranging publicly accessible venues for hearing process, logistics and coordination (perform data entry, schedule appeal hearings, notify appellants of hearings), drafting a communication and education plan, tracking and compliance reports, and other key elements.
HGI began the appeals process on Monday, September 12, 2011 and will complete the appeals process no later than October 7, 2011. At the end of the hearings process, the New Orleans City Council anticipates certifying the tax roll by October 20, 2011, with tax bills going out in January 2012.
HGI is excited about this opportunity as it is very similar to the services HGI provided to the Louisiana Tax Commission in 2008, which proved to be a success venture for both parties.
City of New Orleans turns to HGI for Blight Renovation and Recovery
HGI Corporate Office: Lutcher, LA – September 1, 2011
As the City of New Orleans continues its post Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, the renovation and recovery of blighted properties will now be at the forefront. The City recently awarded a commercial and residential property appraisal contract to HGI Catastrophe Services, LLC., a subsidiary of Hammerman & Gainer (HGI).
The Property Services Division of HGI Catastrophe will be responsible for project oversight which will include providing appraisal services for vacant properties, single or two-family residential properties and multi-family residential structures. The contract represents a one year agreement that runs from June 2011 through May 2012. The Property Services Division is led by Judy Hendrix, Vice President.
Larry Oney, Chairman, believes that HGI’s involvement with this opportunity has the potential to impact the community on a much broader scale. “We are extremely excited to continue to develop a business relationship with the City of New Orleans, and equally excited to play an active role in the city’s overall and on-going recovery efforts.”