DRBA names new claims manager

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Robert R. Piha Robert R. Piha

CAPE MAY – Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials have announced that Robert R. Piha was selected to be the bi-state agency’s new claims manager.

“I’m honored that the Delaware River and Bay Authority selected me to lead their insurance claims management program, “said Piha. “I hope to bring my talents and expertise that I’ve gained from my many years in the private sector and apply them here to improve the claims management operation. I’m really excited with this tremendous opportunity.”

Piha is responsible for the management and administration of Authority-wide insurance claims program. In addition, Piha will review and assess agency claims data to identify risk, coordinate with Human Resources and all departments for return to work programs, work with the Safety Department to conduct risk-related training programs, maintain claim loss statistics and trends and interact with management and the external insurance broker on the development of the Authority’s Insurance Program.

Prior to his selection, Piha was compensation claims specialist for Corvel Corporation. In his role at Corvel, he was responsible for developing and implementing workers’ compensation claims strategies with a strong focus on reducing severity and duration; investigating and managing workers’ compensation claims; and effectively managed customers’ self-insured/high deductible workers' compensation claims program.

Piha began his career at Cigna Corporation in 1988 and was promoted five years later to claims supervisor. Following his time at Cigna, he went on to work for Sunoco, Inc as  a workers’ compensation claims specialist.

Piha holds a property and casualty license in ten states, including Delaware, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice from the University of Delaware. He also has his Associates in Risk Management designation.

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