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Accident Fund Holdings Names New Medical Director

LANSING, Mich., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. has announced the appointment of Dan L. Hunt, M.D., as Corporate Medical Director. Hunt will provide guidance and strategic direction on a wide range of medical management and cost containment initiatives, with a special focus on improving the quality of care for injured workers. He will also serve as clinical liaison to the organization's brands, facilitating communication and relations with providers and medical vendors across the country.

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"We are extremely excited to have Dr. Hunt as part of the Medical Management Practices & Strategy team," said Director of Medical Management Practices & Strategy Jeffrey Austin White. "His strong clinical background and proven leadership will be a great asset to the organization as we continue to develop industry-leading research and refine our medical management practices. Dr. Hunt brings much needed clinical expertise that will facilitate future innovation and collaboration with our brands. The investment in this position demonstrates our long-term commitment to be an elite carrier and the importance of having highly specialized medical skills on staff to achieve this goal."

Dr. Hunt most recently was founder and partner of the Greater Lansing Surgical Associates. Prior to that, he spent nine years with Mid-Michigan Surgeons and led his own practice for more than 13 years. Hunt was Chief of Surgery at Ingham Regional Medical Center from 1992-1998, is a past Alumni Board President for Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine and currently serves as Board President for Genesis Surgery Center in Lansing.

In addition to his medical work, Dr. Hunt is an associate professor at Michigan State University, a general surgery resident trainer at McLaren Hospital in Lansing and a lecturer at the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. He earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University, is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a board certified general surgeon through the American Board of Osteopathic Surgery. An active member of the community, Dr. Hunt is married to Mary Hunt, D.O., and lives in East Lansing, Mich.

About Accident Fund Holdings

Accident Fund Holdings, Inc. (Lansing, Mich.) and its subsidiaries are one of the largest workers' compensation insurers and the largest non-governmental specialty writer of workers' compensation insurance in the United States. Accident Fund Holdings conducts business through its four brands: Accident Fund, United Heartland, CompWest and Third Coast Underwriters. Accident Fund Holdings' insurance company subsidiaries are rated "A-" (Excellent) by A.M. Best.

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