Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Staff Announcements

Danvers, Massachusetts – Northshore is pleased to announce the transition of one of our Shareholders and the promotion of another staff member.  Effective March 31, 2016, Norman C. Tardif, J.D., a long-standing Principal of the firm, will retire from employment at NiiS.  Norm will remain actively engaged in the Company in a consulting capacity, working on a select number of projects throughout the year.  For 27 years, we have valued Norm’s work ethic, wisdom and good humor.

As of January 1, 2016, Susan A. Arsenault has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Shareholder of Northshore.  As a long-time member of the Northshore Management Team, Susan’s leadership of the Accident & Health unit, within the Audit and Consulting division, has been exemplary; she has successfully balanced the needs of an array of clients, while recruiting, training and supervising a dedicated staff.  Susan’s professional efforts have been widely praised for both technical quality and responsive service; she is well-prepared and deserving of her expanded leadership role within Northshore.

“Susan and Norm have made significant contributions to the success of our clients and, consequently, the company’s growth.  Susan’s promotion recognizes the role she has played in our success, and we are pleased that Norm will remain as an active and contributing force in our future,” commented David W. Ives, Chief Executive Officer. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2016 Medical Excess Claim Conference Dates - May 11-13

The conference dates for Northshore's 27th Annual 2016 Medical Excess Claims Conference have been announced. This year's conference will be held from May 11 through May 13 at the Hawthorne Hotel  in historic Salem Massachusetts.If you have not already received your invitation please contact us immediately!

This conference is a much anticipated industry event. Every year our panel of expert speakers provide informative and timely analysis concerning current industry trends and practices.Conference attendees include medical claims specialists and underwriters from the United States, Canada and international excess and reinsurance companies, managing general underwriters, and other top professionals in the excess and reinsurance claims arena.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The 25th Annual Medical Excess Claims Conference has successfully concluded!

The 25th Annual Medical Excess Claims Conference has successfully concluded. Thanks to all participants for helping to make it such a success! Click on the link below to read our press release for more details and attendee comments. The 26th Annual Claims Conference has been scheduled for May 6-8, 2015. Save the Date!

MECC Press Release

Thursday, March 6, 2014

2014 NiiS Medical Excess Claims Conference Agenda Now Available!

The agenda for the 25th Annual Northshore Medical Excess Claims Conference has been posted on the NiiS Conference web page.

Since 1989, Northshore International has provided a forum for medical excess claim professionals to meet with their peers and industry experts to discuss current and emerging topics impacting medical claims and excess coverages.

The 25th Annual Northshore Medical Excess Claims Conference will be held May 7-9, 2014 at the historic Hawthorne Hotel in Salem Massachusetts.

The 2014 topics will include changes in hospital reimbursement models, catastrophic medical costs trends, Medicare based reimbursement models, surgical implants and innovative approaches for controlling case management/vendor costs. The conference will also include sessions discussing challenges in specific excess claims and concludes with a roundtable discussion led by founder and Chief Executive Officer, David W. Ives, CPCU.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

October 2013 Lorraine Mojica joins Northshore

Lorraine Mojica, JD, CPCU, AIC, API, AIS, AINS  joined Northshore on October 28, 2013, as Claims Director, providing Property / Casualty technical auditing and consulting services to Northshore’s more than 300 insurance and reinsurance clients.  She conducts operational reviews of delegated underwriting authorities, and insurance and reinsurance claims reviews of Third Party Administrators for domestic carriers, Lloyd’s Syndicates and the London Market.  Ms. Mojica also assists in the recovery efforts of Property / Casualty subrogated claims for interested insurers and self-insureds.

Ms. Mojica has been an insurance professional for more than ten years and has management experience, including claims administration, staff leadership, talent development, strategic planning, cost containment, process improvement and operational streamlining. 

Her technical claims experience of Property and Casualty coverages is complemented by her background as a practicing litigation attorney.  She is admitted to practice law in the state and federal courts of Massachusetts and New Hampshire as well as the United States Supreme Court.

Ms. Mojica has achieved several significant insurance designations, including: Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter; Associate in Claims; Associate in Personal Insurance; Associate in Insurance Services; and Associate in General Insurance. 

She is a member of the Boston Chapter of the CPCU Society and is a Notary Public in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Ms. Mojica is fluent in Spanish.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

David Ives Serves on SIIA TPA/MGU Excess Insurer Forum Panel

 David W. Ives, CEO, was recently invited to serve on the panel for SIIA's April TPA/MGU Excess Insurer Forum in Charleston, South Carolina.


Their topic:Is There Such Thing as Hyper-Inflation of Claims, or Are We Just Hyper?

The panel examined trends in catastrophic claims by analyzing data and exploring the most common influences impacting high cost medical claims. Recognizing the reality of catastrophic claim mitigation and response strategies were also discussed by the panel.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

David Ives Moderates Panel at Munich Health North America Symposium

David W. Ives, CEO of NiiS, has just recently returned from the Munich Health North America Symposium held annually in Arizona where he served as moderator for their keynote presentation. Karl Rove and Robert Gibbs spoke on Political Insights on Health Reform, the Economy and the 2012 Election to more than 150 senior leaders active in US and international health insurance and reinsurance.