Equity Risk Partners Launches Healthcare Risk Practice

Press Release

San Francisco and Chicago — March 4, 2014 — As the Healthcare industry and its related supporting businesses continue to evolve in the wake of increased reform,  legislation and innovation, Equity Risk Partners is addressing the unique needs of the industry. The full-service insurance brokerage, employee benefits and risk management consulting firm has created Healthcare Risk, a practice group offering specialized services to the healthcare and related industries. The new dedicated practice is committed to helping private equity firms, their portfolio companies and traditional healthcare related operations enhance returns through the development and implementation of competitive and cost-effective risk management and employee benefit programs that are aligned with the strategic and financial objectives of each constituency.

Equity Risk Partners’ Healthcare Risk solutions are customized for each client; examples of services offered include:

  • Specialized healthcare due diligence
  • Dedicated risk management products and services
  • Proprietary insurance brokerage access to specialty insurers
  • Claims advocacy group with dedicated healthcare experience

“We are seeing an unprecedented level of rapid transformation in the healthcare vertical largely due to the recent changes in legislation and healthcare reform,” said Michael Marcon, CEO, Equity Risk Partners. “We created Healthcare Risk to help private equity firms meet the opportunities created by this evolution. The group provides an unequaled understanding of the impact risk can have on private equity firms, their portfolio companies and traditional healthcare related businesses.”

Healthcare Risk is led by senior vice president Scott Pachtman. He is a seasoned insurance industry professional with nearly 20 years in the insurance industry; six with Equity Risk Partners. Prior to joining Equity Risk Partners, he was a vice president at ABD Insurance & Financial Services (a Wells Fargo Company). Mr. Pachtman holds an Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation.

“Equity Risk Partners’ dedicated team of experienced healthcare industry professionals come from diverse backgrounds. Our combined experience contributes to an acute understanding of healthcare businesses and trends that is unparalleled and enables us to better serve our clients,” said Pachtman. “The healthcare risk team is a group of established professionals with a strong track record of providing unmatched value to businesses in the healthcare industry.”

In the Healthcare space, Equity Risk Partners specialize in services, devices and products, life sciences and information technology. This is inclusive of, but limited to, companies conducting business in the following industries:

  • Acute-Care Hospitals
  • Assisted Living
  • Biotechnology
  • Clinical Laboratories
  • Contract Pharma Manufacturing
  • Clinical Research Organizations
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Dialysis Services
  • Disease Management
  • Drug Development
  • Durable Medical Equipment
  • Emergency Services
  • Health Care Staffing
  • Home Care / Hospice
  • Information Services
  • Life Sciences Tools
  • Long-Term Care
  • Medical Devices/ Products / Supplies
  • Surgical / Dental Products / Supplies
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Physician Practice Management
  • Psychiatric Hospitals / Management
  • Specialty Managed Care / Pharmacy Management
  • Surgicenters / Rehabilitation

About Equity Risk Partners
Equity Risk Partners is a full-service insurance brokerage, employee benefits and risk management consulting firm. In addition to a suite of services for a variety of insurance lines, Equity Risk provides specialized products and services to private equity firms, alternative asset managers, family offices, hedge funds and their portfolio companies. Founded in 2001, the company is dedicated to improving the efficiency, structure and return of private equity transactions through consistent and timely due diligence. Combining extensive industry experience with a dedication to excellence, Equity Risk delivers creative, cost-effective insurance solutions, as well as innovative product and financing alternatives. Headquartered in San Francisco, Equity Risk Partners has a nationwide presence with additional offices in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. For more information, please visit www.EquityRisk.com.  

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