What our clients say...


During the past 3 and a half years our company has been working with ESM on a variety of different projects in helping reduce our Excess Workers' Compensation costs and exposure. The amount of potential savings is in the millions and we are very satisfied with their high level of expertise, service and innovative approach which has exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend ESM for their risk management services in helping reduce your Workers' Compensation risk and costs. Our company continues to use ESM and look forward to their ongoing work in further reducing our costs and exposures. They have become a critical partner in our ongoing success today and for the future

- Jimmy Rowe
Director of Claims
Schools excess liability fund

ESM has provided consistent support and education to assist with making Campbell Unified School District’s Workers’ Compensation program the lowest rate in the area.

Through their services from creating a Safety Committee, conducting safety inspections, safety trainings and implementation of various safety & Workers’ Compensation initiatives, CUSD has reduced their number of claims by 51% over the past 4 years.

ESM also assisted with formalizing and implementing a Return To Work program that has saved CUSD over $173,320 in direct savings during one policy year alone.  

— Jim Crawford
Deputy Superintendent
Campbell Union School District

I have had the great opportunity to work with ESM over 3 years. Through their partnership, we have transitioned our Company to an organization that not only administers Workers' Compensation insurance properly, we have created a culture of safety, and the result is clear when reviewing our reported claims.  I am extremely grateful that we were introduced to ESM, and give them the highest level of recommendation possible.

— Ken Strunk
Owner / General Manager
Artisan Bakers

I have worked with Sharon Poston of ESM for almost 7 years.  She is the most knowledgeable person I have met, in the ever changing arena of workers' compensation.  If you have a question, she has the answer.  Sharon is a most supportive ally for any company in need of an advocate.  I would not want to work without her valuable input

— Mary MacDonald
Safety Manager
Robert Mondavi Winery

PMSIP had a significant caseload, which included both high value and extensive injury claims, many of which appeared would neither settle or close, with compromise and release settlements, the latter of which was necessary to allow PMSIP to windup the company as both a SIG and a California nonprofit corporation. The Board determined that ESM could best work with the third party administrator (“TPA”) to push all of PMSIP’s claims closure, with C&R settlements as their final resolution, which would allow PMSIP to windup and dissolve. In June 2017, through ESM's continued work with the TPA, all of PMSIP’s known/open claim liabilities were successfully resolved, thus allowing PMSIP to wind-up and dissolve PMSIP, as a self-insured group and corporate entity and without being conserved by the State of California, as other similarly situated SIGs had done. 

- robert berman
Plastic Manufactuerers Self Insurance progam (PMSIP)

ESM provides the professional service and in-depth legal and industry knowledge necessary to control costs of our workers’ compensation claims.  ESM challenges conventional thinking and provides fresh insight into the resolution of the most difficult of cases.”

Ken fletcher
Manager, Safety, Workers' Comp Administration
Blue Diamond Growers

I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for our WCG Pool.  If it were not for you and your team, we would not been able to turn a $5M deficit to a current $600K amount.  We will be positive by year end, and again much of that success goes to ESM.

- Jeff Einhorn
NonProfits' United

ESM has provided not only the expertise we need, but a second set of eyes to see where we may have not, resulting in better managed claims.

Karen Benedetto
Risk Manager
Constellation Brands

Over the past seven years, ESM served an important role in helping VSP Vision Care decrease our workers' compensation claims and costs. ESM developed a deep understanding of our unique business and is a strategic partner.

— April Bettencourt,
Manager Benefits & Payroll
Vision Service Plan (VSP)

I have certainly benefited from the expertise and safety management instruction given by ESM’s Anthony Poston. Being assigned the position of Safety Officer with Rossi Builders was a challenge for me. Having construction knowledge but no formal safety training, Anthony began assigning tasks with workable tools, forms and instruction that brought me to a place of compliance in a short time. When crucial circumstances arose on job sites where OSHA became involved, Anthony wrote letters and guided me through the process for success with no fines. He met with me  to review assignments and set new goals. Because of ESM's management skills we have a safety program that is in place. Our work culture is becoming one that thinks safety first.

- Doug Thornson
Safety Officer / Operations Coordinator
Rossi Builders

I wanted to take a moment and thank you for your attendance today in Roseville. The value and  input that Sharon and you bring to the meetings I find very valuable. You ladies truly seem to be one step ahead of everyone and I am grateful you are on the team. 

— Sean Ashby
Director, EH&S Operations
Trinchero Family Estates

I would like to take a moment and acknowledge the superior service provided by ESM. Their combined knowledge and expertise in the field of Workers’ Compensation Claims Management is an integral part of FPI Management’s success in managing its claims. I have worked closely with them for a number of years and find them to be extremely responsive, efficient, and most of all, a pleasure to work with.

- Lentice Carter
HR Analyst / Safety Administrator
FPI Management

It was a pleasure working with ESM as they provided a valuable service for our Property and Liability members. Their thoroughness and flexibility while completing our required school inspections was a real value add to our overall mission.  Their staff was professional, knowledgeable and adapted well to our inspection philosophy.

Corinne Kelsh
Executive Director
Santa Clara County Schools'Insurance Group

When we needed to make a decision of hiring a full time safety professional or contracting with ESM, we chose ESM because they provided a team of professionals to our organization rather than just one employee.

-Wyatt jones
Airco Mechanical

Outstanding reporting…..appreciate it very much and it’s very encouraging to see the direction we are going as a company.  Much of what we’re accomplishing is due to your support and guidance.

— Mike Miller
Plastic Package, Inc.