BCx has contracted with insurance and risk management consultants who handle the day to day operations of our company. Each of these brings us an expertise in managing liability programs for blood centers.
Eric Blomfelt, JD, CPCU, ARM – serves as Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Blomfelt has extensive insurance and risk management experience including being the executive director of an association of risk managers and working with risk retention groups.
If you have any questions about the program, you may contact the BCx Executive Director, Eric Blomfelt.
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc. – Lorraine Lewis has over 20 year's experience in working with liability insurance programs, including working directly with blood centers. Lorraine and her team at Alliant manages daily underwriting, policy services, marketing, reinsurance and other policy administration matters.
Lorraine Lewis5444 Westheimer, Suite 900
Services Provided by Alliant Include
Western Litigation ("WLI") – The team at WLI has significant experience in the administration of medical professional and general liability claims, including blood center specific liability claims. WLI will administer receipt of incidents and claims, updating of Genesis claim information, reviews with blood centers, etc. WLI also Investigates and manages settlements as necessary and coordinates with local legal counsel.
For assistance with incidents or claims, please contact Kathryn A. Fenelon Kathryn_Fenelon@westernlitigation.com Phone/Fax (713) 935-2414 / (713) 243-7305 or Robert B. Blasio firstname.lastname@example.org Phone/Fax (713) 935-2400 / (713) 722-1603, Mobile (713) 824-1976
Claims Checks/Accounting: Paula Prestridge at email@example.com, Phone/Fax (713) 935-2444 / (713) 243-7374
Western Litigation, Inc. ("WLI" )
Houston, Texas - Administrative Office
Phone: (800) 588-0619
Services Provided by WLI Include
Phone: (713) 935-2414
Fax (713) 243-7305
MCM CPAs & Advisors – MCM performs our overall program management and prepares quarterly and annual financial regulatory filings and accounting, and handles day to day administrative matters of BCx. For assistance, please contact Chrisy Colvin-Slusher at Chrisy.Colvin-Slusher@mcmcpa.com, Phone (502-882-4500) or Todd Rosenbaum at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (502) 882-4459.2600 Meidinger Tower, 462 S. 4th Street Louisville, KY 40202
Services Provided by MCM include
McDermott Will & Emery – Provides general counsel legal support other than claims defense work.
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.– Manages the BCx reinsurance treaty placements and negotiations.
Conner-Ash CPA - Prepares annual financial audit and renders audit opinion.
Willis Towers Watson – Provides actuarial services and rate making consulting.
While the day to day operations of BCx are conducted by insurance professionals, the strategic planning operational oversight is provided by the Board of Directors, the vast majority of whom are blood center executives. BCx administrative practices and operating decisions are made with Board involvement. Our administrators serve in an advisory capacity to assure consistency with insurance industry norms. Committees of the Board assist in shaping and implementing Board decisions and formulating the future of BCx.
Claims Committee – Responsible for advising the BCx Board and Consultants on matters that impact how BCx settles claims. Review claims reports provided by the adjuster.
Information Management Committee – Advise on changes in technology that impact how Members operate.
Governance Committee - Responsible for corporate governance and Board nominations.
Risk Management Committee – Responsible for advising the BCx Board and Consultants on matters that impact how BCx Members avoid claims or minimize their losses. Development of risk management seminar and bulletin. Benchmarking of claims and risk management information.
Audit Committee – Provide oversight to assure that accounting practices utilized are in accordance with government statutes/regulations and "best practices" for BCx. Responsible for advising the BCx Board and consultants on matters that impact the financial strength of the BCx. Review financial statements, investment reports, budgets, financial ratio trends. Owner/insureds are invited to inquire about committee participation.
Executive Committee – Functions on behalf of the Board of Directors.
Underwriting, Rate and Medical Advisory Committee - Advise the Board and Consultants on all underwriting matters including risk exposures, new applicants, member-insured activities and coverage forms for risks underwritten by BCx. Based on financial analysis and actuarial input, makes recommendations to the Board as to which blood center operations we charge premiums, and the respective rate levels. Responsible for advising the BCx Board and Consultants on matters that impact the type of risks underwritten by BCx. Review information about the risks of prospective new members or existing members.