Medical Excess Claims Conference

Northshore International has provided a forum for medical excess claim professionals to meet with their peer and industry experts to discuss current and emerging topics impacting our industry. Northshore International has the distinction of having hosted this conference for 30 years; the longest of its kind in the industry.

Northshore International is proud to announce the dates and location of our 30th Annual Medical Excess Claims Conference, which will be held from Tuesday, May 7th, through Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

In addition to an agenda which is filled with claim and cost containment topics pertinent to the medical stop loss and managed care industries of today, the conference ends with our Round Table event. This event is not to be missed and is formatted with industry questions posed by the guests of our conference; questions are discussed in detail with input from all in attendance which results in in-depth interactive discussions on matters faced in our industry. Included in the cost of registration is all meals and mid-day snacks, traditional lobster bake dinner (non-seafood options available), a fun event/dinner the second conference night, and refreshments/drinks.

This is an invitation-only event attended by claims, underwriting and clinical professionals from MGUs, Carriers and Reinsurers throughout the country. Save the Date announcements will be sent in February and invitations emailed in March. For any questions, please click here.


Prior Conference Agendas:

2018 Medical Excess Conference

Speaker

Session Topic

Horace Garfield
Frederick J. Miller
D.W. Van Dyke & Company, Inc.
What Did We Know and When Did We Know It? And, I’m Not Talking About Washington!
Tammy Burns
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
The Mysteries of the Universe Revealed (as they Pertain to HMO Re and Provider Excess of Loss)
Susan A. Arsenault – Program Moderator
Lea M. Zurek, HIA, MHP – Audit Perspective
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Michael Reisinger – Carrier Perspective
Companion Life Insurance Company
Karen G. Whitehead – Employer Perspective
Arthur J. Gallagher
Eligibility Issues Facing Our Industry Today: A Panel Perspective
Hy Byrd
Golden Triangle Specialty Network
Specialty Tools for Specialty Pharmacy
Ellen K. Motolo, RN, CCM
Optum
Discussions on a New Revolutionary Therapy, as well as Other High Cost Drug Trends
Susan A. Arsenault
Michael A. Chase
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Aggregate Claims – Show Me the Money!
Scott E. Williams
Golden Triangle Specialty Network
The Rest of the Story: Dialysis
Steve V. Murphy
Lea M. Zurek, HIA, MHP
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Case Studies in Specific Excess Claims
David W. Ives, CPCU
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Round Table Discussion

2017 Medical Excess Conference

Speaker

Session Topic

Katie Lynn
The Jacobson Group
Today’s Talent Puzzle, Engaging the Next Generation
Karen English ACI, AU, ARM, CPCU
Teri Weber ACI
Spring Consulting Group, LLC
The ABC’s of PTO, MFLA & ADA: Continuation of Eligibility and Continuing Health Care Coverage
David W. Ives, CPCU
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Willem Noorlander, JD
Gierke Frank Noorlander, LLC
The Identification and Handling of Professional Liability Exposure in the Medical Excess Environment
Ryan Work
Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc.
The Changing Political and Policy Environment
Jeremy Perkinson
National Bill Audit Services, LLC
The Art of Extracting Your Profits from a Provider’s Receivables without Resorting to Violence
Scott E. Williams
Golden Triangle Specialty Network
Building a Better Mousetrap
Steve V. Murphy
Lea M. Zurek, HIA, MHP
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Case Studies in Specific Excess Claims
David W. Ives, CPCU
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Round Table Discussion

2016 Medical Excess Conference

Speaker

Session Topic

John LeBlanc
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Rehab Rep-Off: Frauds and Felons
Brian Wroblewski
ClearHealth Strategies, LLC
The Secret Society of Reference-Based Pricing: Are You Ready to Join?
Ginny McHugh
McHugh Consulting Resources, Inc.
Stop Loss Contracts Today - What You Need to Know
David C. Vizzini, MA
Scott Bennett
6 Degrees Health, Inc.
Proper Preparation Promotes Prime Performance: A Pragmatic Counter-Offence to Mitigating High-Dollar Claims and Navigating the Cost Containment Landscape
Steve V. Murphy
Lea M. Zurek, HIA, MHP
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Case Studies in Specific Excess Claims
David W. Ives, CPCU
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Round Table Discussion

2015 Medical Excess Conference

Speaker

Session Topic

Mark Hartmann
Ethicare Advisors
Cost Containment from 30,000 feet
Stuart Silfen
D.W. Van Dyke & Co., Inc.
A Look at the Medical Stop Loss Survey
Richard Ives
International Subrogation Management Inc.
Subrogation: The Process...Are You Receiving the Full Amount You Are Entitled To?
K. Suzi Johnson
S.J. Connect
Let’s Talk Operations and I’m Not Talking Surgical Procedures...
Tom Croft
Croft Law, LLC
Less Than a Perfect Union: Plan Document Language, Stop Loss Policy Language and the Consequences of Marital Discord
Steve V. Murphy
Lea M. Zurek, HIA, MHP
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Case Studies in Specific Excess Claims
David W. Ives, CPCU
Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc.
Round Table Discussion