BOSTON, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Risk Strategies, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today announced the acquisition of Corporate Benefit Audits (CBA), a firm providing claim outsourcing and audit services to the medical stop loss, managed care and self-funded industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 1992 and based just outside Boston, CBA offers outsourced claim auditing services ranging from general claim consulting and complex claim reviews to targeted and randomized claim audits. The company’s clients include stop loss carriers, managing general underwriters (MGUs), reinsurance companies and self-funded employers. CBA works with both plan sponsors and their reinsurance partners to ensure the integrity of stop loss claim adjudication and payment.
“We’re excited about joining the respected Risk Strategies organization,” said Steve Kurkul, founder and president of CBA. “They have a strong, national reputation as smart, technical experts in the employee benefits space, and we see our capabilities and business aligning perfectly with their collaborative culture and direction.”
CBA created a unique claim analytic tool in response to rising cost pressures, increased use of alternative benefit financing structures and deepened scrutiny on cost and loss drivers in plan performance. The company’s emphasis on early identification and management of catastrophic risk issues has driven an expansion in service offerings and an increase in firms seeking their sophisticated talent, resources and technologies.
“Today’s health care delivery system is incredibly complex, making it difficult for all stakeholders to understand if claim obligations are being managed in a cost-effective manner,” said John Greenbaum, Risk Strategies employee benefits practice leader. “CBA brings unmatched expertise to this issue that will greatly benefit our client base and add a new service dimension to our practice.”
Risk Strategies employee benefits practice is one of the country’s most innovative, having grown through targeted acquisitions of companies with expertise in the implementation of a practical, non-traditional approach to benefits programs. These programs aim to control cost while advancing client business goals and supporting their employee value proposition.
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About Risk Strategies
Risk Strategies is a privately held, national firm with offices across the country. As a leading U.S. insurance broker, the company offers sophisticated risk management advice as well as insurance and reinsurance placement for property & casualty, healthcare and employee benefits risks. Risk Strategies serves commercial companies, non-profits, public entities and individuals, and has access to all major insurance markets. Ranked among the top 20 brokers in the country, Risk Strategies has offices in more than 50 locations nationwide including Boston, New York City, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, Nashville, Los Angeles and San Francisco.