Healthcare experts to converge on Bermuda for new forum


More than 160 healthcare industry specialists are set to converge on Bermuda to discuss risk management trends and challenges facing healthcare providers in the United States at the inaugural Bermuda Healthcare Forum.

The forum will be held at Rosewood Tucker's Point March 15 and 16, and will include insurance brokers, lawyers, specialists in captives, finance and risk management, plus patient safety professionals from some of the largest health systems in North America.

The event has been aimed at sophisticated insurance buyers for major hospital systems, long-term care facilities, physicians groups, and health-benefits and services providers.

Around 30 Bermudian companies will participate, with representatives from commercial insurance, broking, accounting and legal firms, as well as members from the Bermuda Hospitals Board, Bermuda Health Council, and the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies. Keynote speakers include Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) CEO Ross Webber, who will talk about the Bermuda market's evolution and why the island became the "World's Risk Capital."

"This event is a substantial achievement by our healthcare insurance industry," Webber said, praising members of the BDA's healthcare risk-management sector who collaborated last year to turn an idea into reality. "We stand ready to support organisers through this week, and over the next few years, as they develop the forum to become a staple of our industry calendar."

"With US healthcare providers facing many of the same challenges after the passing of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), and now the uncertainty brought by a new governmental administration in the US, this is an invaluable opportunity to bring our customers together in an intimate setting in Bermuda to hear from speakers on topical subjects," said Kim Morgan, senior vice president and healthcare practice leader, Endurance Bermuda.

"Those topics range from programme design to data analytics to successful claims defence strategies-all of which we hope will serve to better prepare them for this changing healthcare environment," she said.

Twenty industry carriers, brokers and service providers are sponsoring the event. These include: Aon (Bermuda), Ascot Underwriters, BDA, Integro (Bermuda), XL Catlin, Allied World Assurance, Bowring Marsh Bermuda, Endurance Insurance, Iron-Starr Excess Agency, Chubb Bermuda, Atlantic Security Brokers, JLT Re, Healthcare Risk Partners, Willis Towers Watson, Arch Insurance, Argo Re, Lockton Bermuda, Markel Global Insurance Bermuda, RKH Specialty, and R&Q Quest Management Services.

Bermuda Healthcare Forum, Kim Morgan, Healthcare, Bermuda, North America

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