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Broadspire® Receives Four URAC Accreditations

ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadspire, a Crawford Company (NYSE: CRDA; CRDB) and leading third-party administrator of workers compensation claims, liability claims and medical management services, announced today that it has been awarded continued accreditation for Case Management, Workers' Compensation Utilization Management, Health Utilization Management, and Independent Review Organization: Internal Review from URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

The URAC accreditation process demonstrates a commitment to quality services and serves as a framework to improve business processes through benchmarking organizations against nationally recognized standards.

"Broadspire is honored to receive these continued accreditations from URAC," said Danielle Lisenbey, CEO of Broadspire. "We are very pleased to be recognized in the industry for providing outstanding services. Such a distinction also underscores the quality of our work with customers, patients, clients, payors, and providers by demonstrating compliance with national standards for case management, workers compensation utilization management, and health utilization management services as well independent review organization."

"By applying for and receiving URAC Case Management Accreditation, Broadspire has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care," said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. "Quality health care is crucial to our nation's welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards and undergo rigorous evaluation by an independent accrediting body."

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC's standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

About BroadspireBroadspire ( www.choosebroadspire.com), a leading international third party administrator, provides risk management solutions designed to help clients improve their financial results. Broadspire offers casualty claim and medical management services to assist large organizations in achieving their unique goals, increasing employee productivity and reducing the cost of risk through professional expertise, technology and data analytics. As a Crawford Company, Broadspire is based in Atlanta, Ga., with 85 locations throughout the United States. Services are offered by Crawford & Company under the Broadspire brand in Europe ( www.Broadspire.eu), including the United Kingdom ( www.BroadspireTPA.co.uk).

About Crawford Based in Atlanta, Ga., Crawford & Company ( www.crawfordandcompany.com) is the world's largest independent provider of claims management solutions to the risk management and insurance industry as well as self-insured entities, with an expansive global network serving clients in more than 70 countries. The Crawford System of Claims Solutions(SM) offers comprehensive, integrated claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for major product lines including property and casualty claims management, workers compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration. The Company's shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbols CRDA and CRDB.

SOURCE Crawford & Company

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