Thursday, August 2, 2018

Northshore News

On July 25, 2018, Joseph (Joe) J. Yablonski, one of Northshore International’s three founding members, passed away following a 10-month medical battle. Joe passed at home, surround by his beloved wife of 34 years, Faith (Citroni), his son, Eric, daughter, Caitlin, and other close family members.  Following receipt of his bachelor’s degree from Nichols College, Dudley, MA, Joe served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Most of Joe’s work career was in the insurance and reinsurance claims management and consulting arena, which began at Liberty Mutual in 1970. In November 1988, Joe joined David W. Ives, CPCU, and Mark E. Scerra, CPCU, in forming Northshore. Joe was a valuable contributor to the firm and well-respected partner and friend. Even though Joe “retired” in 2004, he continued to take on multiple challenging assignments each year - to stay connected and “young.” Joe specialized in reviewing Governmental Entity claim service providers and complex reinsurance programs.  Several of Joe’s long-standing clients would work their schedule around Joe’s availability, which is a testament to Joe’s technical skill and agreeable nature – clients loved working with Joe, and staff loved traveling with him. Whenever Joe was not on assignment, he was on a cruise with Faith, meeting up with Eric or Caitlin, or perfecting his skiing or golf game. Joe had an energetic and youthful soul.

Joe, you will be sorely missed by your family, friends, industry colleagues, and especially your “brothers and sisters” at Northshore International.

Final arrangements were provided by Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Londonderry, NH, August 5, 2018.

Monday, March 19, 2018

2018 Medical Excess Conference Announced

Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc. is proud to announce the dates and location of Northshore's 29th Annual Medical Excess Claims Conference. This year's conference will be held from Tuesday, May 8th, through Thursday, May 10th 2018 at The Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, NH; a new sea-side location for its conference. Northshore's Medical Excess Claims Conference is an invitation-only event attended by claims, medical management and underwriting professionals representing MGUs, carriers and reinsurers throughout the country. While keeping its core claim, cost management and industry topical sessions, as well as the highly-regarded Roundtable session, Northshore is adding Provider Excess and Aggregate Claim educational workshops to its agenda.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Northshore Announces Two New Shareholders

Danvers, Massachusetts – As of January 1, 2018, Charles H. Betz, III, (Chab) and Tammy Burns have become Principals and Shareholders of Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc. [“Northshore”].  As Corporate Vice Presidents, Mr. Betz and Ms. Burns have been long-standing and highly valued members of the Northshore Management Team.

While Mr. Betz has been active in conducting and managing Property and Casualty claims and compliance reviews, he is the principal practice leader of Northshore’s Lloyd’s Coverholder audit team, which reviews more than 400 Lloyd’s Coverholders annually.  In addition to his more than 30 years of claims management and audit experience, he has earned Chartered Property/Casualty Underwriter and Casualty Claim Law Associate designations.  Mr. Betz earned his B.S. from Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Ms. Burns conducts review and analysis of Medical Excess, Provider Excess and HMO Reinsurance claims on behalf of Managing General Underwriters, Issuing Carriers, and Reinsurers, supervising a 12 person staff.  Her professional efforts have been widely praised for technical quality and responsive service.  She also oversees technical management of Northshore’s Managed Care Claims Adjudication System.  Her prior experience includes 25 years of technical medical claims review, internal and external medical claims auditing, training and customer service for national life insurance carriers.  Ms. Burns earned her B.A. from Merrimack College, Andover, Massachusetts.

David W. Ives, Chief Executive Officer, commented “Growing and meeting the expanding and evolving needs of more than 300 Northshore clients depends upon our ability to develop excellent business leaders like Tammy and Chab.  As claims technical experts, they continue to recruit and train a strong team of claims and audit professionals.”