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Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Expands Surety Business in Australia

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 23 ottobre 2019

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) today announced that it is entering the surety market in Australia and has named Jonathan Griffiths as Head of Surety, Australia.“We are pleased to expand our surety footprint and our team into Australia. With his extensive experience, Jonathan is exceptionally qualified to bring to market surety solutions with BHSI’s agility, underwriting expertise and financial strength,” said Mark Lingafelter, President, Australasia, BHSI.BHSI will focus on providing contract surety solutions for large and mid-sized contractors throughout Australia. The company currently provides surety solutions in the U.S, Canada, UK & Europe and Asia. Jonathan comes to BHSI with more than a decade of surety underwriting experience at Liberty Specialty Markets, where he was most recently Head of Surety, Asia-Pacific, based in Sydney. Before that he held increasingly senior roles underwriting surety for Liberty in Australia as well as North America, the UK and Europe. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics from London Metropolitan University in the UK and an Associate in Fidelity and Surety Bonding certification. He has served as Vice President of the Australian Surety Association since 2015.

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Access for More Patients™ Transforms Patient Access to Specialty Medications

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 settembre 2019

RxCrossroads by McKesson and CoverMyMeds today announced the launch of AMP: Access for More PatientsTM, a first-in-class, technology-driven patient support solution that transforms how patients access, afford and adhere to their medications. Designed to automate access to specialty medications for physicians and patients, this collaboration brings together the robust technology platform and established provider network of CoverMyMeds with the deep specialty experience and commercialization expertise of RxCrossroads by McKesson.
Innovative therapies designed to treat complex and chronic specialty diseases continue to reach the market1, growing from fewer than 30 specialty medications approved by the FDA in the early 1990s to more than 400 today2,3. The traditional hub model that helps enroll an average of one in five patients into specialty medication access programs has complex requirements and time-consuming manual processes, which, on average, delay treatment by up to eight weeks.Fundamentally changing the way patient support is provided, the proprietary AMP solution enables four out of five patients across the United States to access their specialty medications 27 percent faster than traditional hub programs. By integrating directly into the physician workflow, AMP enables patients to enroll into biopharma-sponsored patient support programs at the point of prescribing, in real-time before the patient leaves the provider’s office. Results published today in an AMP case study found AMP’s ability to capture patient consent in the provider’s office also helped increase patient enrollment completion by 92 percent. AMP also provides high-touch services for patient cases that need intervention support beyond the automated technology platform, such as proactive clinical support, behavioral coaching and financial assistance. These patient-centric programs improve adherence to medication regimens by an average of 10 percent6, helping to support better outcomes for patients. AMP also helps patients manage reimbursement issues, incomplete benefits information, payment denials and appeals, and other exceptions to enable optimal access to medications.

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Brightlane Announces Specialty Financing Acquisition in the U.K.

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 13 aprile 2019

Brightlane Corp. (OTCMKTS: BTLN) today announced the completion of its acquisition of U.K. based VATBRIDGE Limited, a specialty financing company for commercial properties. As a result of this agreement, VATBRIDGE will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Brightlane.
The acquisition of VATBRIDGE is part of Brightlane’s wider expansion plans of both geographic markets and portfolio of services. This will accelerate Brightlane’s real property and specialty financing products, which it has positioned as a growth engine in its two-year, medium-term management plan, and is promoting a shift towards service businesses that utilize proprietary horizontal Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms. Brightlane is also expanding its business horizon to include new-build, multi-tenant projects and management services to be implemented under Brightlane’s “Smart Foundations” program, which considers the tenant’s credit over term, smart identity and accessibility which supports the realization of captured market share.”We welcome the Brightlane teams with the exciting outlook for opportunities ahead for specialty financing products in new markets,” said Laurence Rutter, VATBRIDGE’s company director. “The technology development and combined strengths of these companies are an important element of this strategy. The combined companies will give us the momentum to grow our U.K. business and maximize the value of our combined operations.”

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American Oncology Network, LLC (AON) Introduces Specialty Oral Oncolytic Pharmacy

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 26 marzo 2019

The American Oncology Network, LLC (AON), an alliance of physicians and seasoned healthcare leaders, provides a unique array of support services to its affiliated community-based oncology practices, including in-house specialty pharmacy services. The AON Pharmacy streamlines the process of filling prescriptions for cancer patients who are being treated with oral oncolytic medications. According to the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), approximately 25% to 35% of all cancer drugs are currently available in pill form and that percentage is increasing each year.AON CEO Brad Prechtl, MBA, said, “Through the American Oncology Network, community oncology practices across the nation now have access to practice-proven solutions that bring tremendous value and benefit to their patients. The AON Pharmacy is a prime example of this. Pharmacy staff members not only handle the complicated insurance authorization process, they also work with patients and educate them about potential side effects of these powerful cancer drugs and ensure that patients are compliant and understand how to take prescribed medications.”Director of Pharmacy Ray Bailey added, “Our pharmacists are experts in oncology medications and they are available to speak with both patients and physicians, as needed. Through our electronic medical record (EMR), AON pharmacists can view a patient’s chart and then work directly with the patient’s oncologist to best manage any side effects of the oral therapies.”AON Board Member Dr. William Harwin pointed out, “When someone is diagnosed with cancer, he or she doesn’t want to wait several weeks to receive prescribed medications; yet, many of the smaller community oncology practices in the AON network don’t have the infrastructure to provide speedy access to oral oncology drugs. Through the AON Pharmacy, which ships directly to patients’ homes, usually within 48 to 72 hours, patients have easier, more convenient and much faster access to the medications they need.”

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Alliant Specialty Adds Danielle Maxey in Georgia

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 24 luglio 2018

Alliant Insurance Services, the nation’s largest specialty insurance brokerage firm, has announced that Danielle Maxey has joined its Construction Services Group as Account Executive. In this role, she will continue to service clients operating in the construction and real estate industries.“Danielle is a passionate client advocate who is committed to providing extraordinary service,” said Peter Arkley, President, Alliant Specialty. “She has a strong network of contractors, real estate contacts, and insurance company relationships that will help Alliant expand in the Southeast.”Prior to joining Alliant, Maxey was an Assistant Vice President–Account Executive and Client Service Team Leader in the construction and real estate division for a large global insurance broker. There, she dedicated her career to being an integrated risk management advisor and an extension of her clients’ risk management team. Before her broker role, Maxey worked as an underwriter, focusing on casualty lines for trade and artisan subcontractors. Maxey joins Alliant with 13 years of insurance experience with various lines of coverage.Maxey is a graduate of Georgia State University, graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English. She holds a property and casualty (P&C) license in all 50 states. She is an active member in the community, volunteering with special needs individuals and veterans.

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