San Antonio, TX (PressExposure) November 17, 2011 -- IAS Claim Services moved closer to being a nationwide independent insurance adjusting company with the purchase of Jim Buckley & Associates of Anaheim, Calif. The regional adjusting firm, which also operated under the name JBA Insurance Adjusters, has multiple office locations covering California, Arizona and Nevada. The acquisition now gives IAS a footprint servicing more than one third of the US population for Day-to-day property and casualty claims and two thirds of the US population for catastrophic claims.
"I share everyone's enthusiasm at IAS over the purchase of JBA," IAS Claim Services CEO Larry Cochran said. "Jim has built a solid company with highly professional people doing great work for great companies. JBA's professional culture and established footprint in the Western U.S. make this a great union. This also provides great momentum to follow through on our plans of being a national firm in the very near future."
Buckley, who brings more than 20 years of claims industry leadership, will become a regional vice president of IAS Claim Services in charge of the Western U.S. He will also lead IAS Claim Services' large loss unit across the company.
"We are excited about joining the IAS group and look forward to growing with IAS for years to come," Buckley said. "We feel fortunate to have become part of such a strong claims company whose reputation, resources and technology provide substantial platforms for continued growth in the insurance services industry."
JBA Insurance Adjusters will begin operating as IAS Claims Services immediately.