Alliant Broker Lorraine Lewis Recognized as a 2020 Health Care Power Broker
Lorraine Lewis, Executive Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services
In early 2019, Vidant Health, a not-for-profit, 1,447-bed hospital system serving more than 1.4 million people in 29 North Carolina counties, received some unexpected news: Its reimbursement from the state and other sources would be significantly reduced.
With a need to reduce insurance expenses, it looked to Lorraine Lewis for help.
Vicki Haddock, vice president of general counsel at Vidant, said the company first engaged Lewis five years ago to place its property coverage. “Because of the service we received, we expanded our relationship with Lorraine two years ago to place all of our coverages with the exception of workers’ comp,” she said.
To reduce insurance costs, Lewis collaborated with Vidant to evaluate multiple self-insured retention structures, both in terms of premium expense and actuarial funding with respect to the Healthcare Professional General Liability (HPL/GL) program.
Lewis negotiated a program that increased retention while generating substantive premium savings and that required very little additional funding into the captive insurance company. Vidant was able to save more than $1.4 million in premium while doubling its limits of insurance.
At Vidant’s request, Lewis also marketed its property program, which prompted the company to change to a standalone syndicated program that gave it better coverage at a slightly lower premium.
“Lorraine is always responsive and planning ahead to meet and anticipate all of our needs,” said Haddock.
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