Spill Center™ has become a North American leader in spill support and environmental claims management by tailoring its programs to meet the needs of clients. Insurance companies partnering with Spill Center are enjoying significant benefits, including lower spill-related costs, while their customers avoid fees and penalties for late incident reporting.
“Our program for insurers is designed to provide assistance to their customers with regulatory reporting, spill response management and coordination with authorities at spill sites,” relates Tom Moses, Spill Center president. He founded the company in 1990 as a resource to businesses at risk for environmental spills and other pollution events. “In short, we help them stay in compliance with environmental laws and reporting regulations and limit third-party liability claims.”
Insurance adjusters are benefitting by using Spill Center’s spill reporting mobile app, TERRA, because it lets them get involved within minutes of an incident and become proactive in helping the claimant mitigate the situation quickly, control spill-related costs and limit any potential liability, notes Tom, who is a former U.S. EPA toxicologist and has a law degree and a certificate in Hazardous Materials Control and Emergency Response.
Spill Center databases contain environmental regulations and cleanup contractor contacts. Contractor listings and disposal resources are maintained along with contact and incident reporting information for nearly 30,000 environmental jurisdictions. Spill Center compliance associates are on the job 24/7 every day of the year to provide immediate assistance to clients, he observes.
“Insurance companies have partnered with Spill Center to offer their insureds spill response and reporting services to avoid any delays in getting assistance after accidental releases,” he says. “Insureds enrolled in the program are better prepared to handle environmental spills and pollution events, which can result in lower spill-related costs, directly benefitting the insurance company,” explains Tom.
Before launching Spill Center, Tom worked in the insurance industry, providing environmental claims and spill management expertise. Also, as a legal specialist for Standard Oil, he interpreted safety and environmental regulations.
“Spill Center is leading the way in technology-driven applications that speed up the spill support and reporting aspects of environmental releases and other pollution events. We founded Spill Center nearly 30 years ago on the belief that no company will ever have enough spills to justify creating and maintaining all the spill resources needed for adequate protection from environmental exposure,” notes Tom.