Matrix Absence Management names William M. Schutz Chief Operating Officer

  Matrix Absence Management names William M. Schutz Chief Operating Officer

                          Replaces Ken Cope in role

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- April 25, 2013

Matrix Absence Management, Inc., (Matrix), a market leading integrator of
insurance and absence management services, has named William Schutz chief
operating officer (COO), replacing newly-named President Ken Cope in the role.

William Schutz named COO of Matrix Absence Management. (Photo: Matrix Absence
Management, Inc.)

William Schutz named COO of Matrix Absence Management. (Photo: Matrix Absence
Management, Inc.)

In his new position, Mr. Schutz is responsible for overseeing Matrix’s
integrated claims, leave of absence (LOA), workers’ compensation and medical
unit operations nationally. He is based in the company’s flagship claims hub
in Phoenix, AZ.

Founded in 1987, Matrix is a market leader in delivering services to help
employers proactively manage employee absence and related programs. Matrix
seamlessly integrates workers’ compensation, short and long term disability,
return-to-work services, and personal/family and medical leave (FMLA) programs
. Matrix is also the administrator and claims processing platform for Reliance
Standard Life Insurance Company’s integrated disability clients.

Prior to his arrival at Matrix, Mr. Schutz built an operations leadership
career spanning 25 years with premier global organizations including WebMD,
National City Bank, Texaco, and WorldCom. He has specific experience and
documented success employing technology to replace manual processing of highly
sensitive financial, confidential (HIPAA) and heavily regulated applications.

“Bill has an eclectic background with a consistent thread of operations
excellence demonstrated by measurable ROI,” Mr. Cope said. “His legacy has
been to create efficiency and capacity among work forces, delivering on the
promise of superior service and employee satisfaction. That is an
extraordinary fit with our organization and value proposition at Matrix.”

Headquartered in San Jose, California, Matrix has service locations
nationwide, including claims hubs in San Jose, Phoenix, AZ, Hawthorne, NY and
Portland, OR. Matrix clients employ nearly 2 million employees nationwide with
total payrolls exceeding $60 billion.

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company (Reliance Standard) is a leading
insurance carrier specializing in innovative and flexible employee benefits
solutions including disability income and group term life insurance, a suite
of voluntary (employee paid) coverage options and fully integrated absence
management. Reliance Standard markets these solutions nationwide through
independent brokers and agents to employers of all sizes.

Matrix and Reliance Standard also partner with leading wellness provider
Viverae® to deliver RelianceONE®, an innovative program to improve the health
of employees and the bottom lines of employers through integrated workforce
health and productivity management services.

Both Matrix and Reliance Standard are members of the Tokio Marine Group. Tokio
Marine Holdings, Inc., the ultimate holding company of the Tokio Marine Group,
is incorporated in Japan and is listed on both the Tokyo and Osaka Stock
Exchanges. The Tokio Marine Group operates in the property and casualty
insurance, reinsurance and life insurance sectors globally. The Group’s main
operating subsidiary, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire (TMNF), was founded in 1879
and is the oldest and leading property and casualty insurer in Japan.

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