Epic to expand, reorganize healthcare practice

16 October 2019 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Epic Insurance Brokers & Consultants has announced an expansion and reorganization of its healthcare practice. The practice will be rebranded and begin operation under the name Edgewood Healthcare Advisors. 

Epic, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultancy, last year acquired Integro Insurance Brokers – including that firm’s healthcare, reinsurance, and analytics practices. Edgewood Healthcare Advisors will leverage those resources, combining them with those already existing within Epic’s ecosystem. 

The practice will provide insurance and risk services for the entire healthcare industry, and will be led by Susan Tewhill, a managing principal at Epic. Edgewood’s process will include brokerage, risk analysis, modeling, risk management, provider excess and stop loss, alternative risk financing, and claims advocacy services.  

Epic to expand, reorganize healthcare practice

"I'm very excited to lead the Edgewood Healthcare Advisors team," Tewhill said. "We have an experienced and growing group of professionals with a passion for developing solutions for clients in the healthcare industry. The industry is diverse, and we will serve it by setting our considerable experience, skill and insight to crafting solutions for hospitals, health systems, physician groups, senior living, managed care organizations, and medical device companies."

"Combining resources and streamlining operations around our clients enables us to move faster while continuing to deliver innovative solutions and superior service to them," Marc Kunney, Epic’s president of risk management, added.

News of the rebranded practice comes hot on the heels of three additional high-profile moves for Epic, both also announced in October. The firm appointed Pam Stoutenburgh, a former senior vice president at Willis Towers Watson, as a principal consultant in Epic’s property and casualty practice. Dave Tate was also named a principal in the same regional practice. Both Tate and Stoutenburgh are based out of Dallas, Texas. 

Epic also named principal Lou D’Agostino as the head of its national hedge fund practice. D’Agostino became a principal at Epic after the 2018 acquisition of New York-based Iron Cove Partners, the risk management and brokerage firm he founded.