20 September 2019Analysis

Risk Strategies strengthens its healthcare practice

Risk Strategies, the privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has named Brad Gabbard as senior vice president in its national healthcare practice.

Gabbard was most recently executive vice president and healthcare practice leader for Willis Towers Watson’s Columbus, OH office. He also spent nine years at Aon Risk Services focused on the healthcare industry, and time as a medical professional liability underwriter with General Electric’s Employers Reinsurance Corporation.

He has worked with dozens of captives and some of the country’s largest acute facilities and hospital systems. He has also developed and administered alternative risk-financing vehicles, such as self-insurance trusts, captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and high deductible programs.

Bob Dubraski, Risk Strategies’ national healthcare practice leader, said: “Risk Strategies’ healthcare practice is committed to hiring and retaining the best experts in the business in order to deliver superior service and advice to healthcare clients across the spectrum of risk.”

Gabbard said: “Being part of a firm built on industry specialisation and joining a truly national, client-focused healthcare team that collaborates to deliver value across all areas of risk is exactly what I was looking for to best serve healthcare clients throughout the country.”