Marsh Broker Eileen Flaherty Recognized as a 2023 Health Care Power Broker
Eileen Flaherty, Senior Vice President, Health Care, Marsh
It’s clear that Eileen Flaherty is both an expert in cyber and a key mediator between health care organizations and underwriters.
Tim Slowick, director of risk management for UMass Memorial Health, said, “We had a difficult [renewal] in 2021 with EPL, cyber and D&O. 2022 was much better in terms of renewals, and [Eileen] was instrumental in [our] cyber coverage renewal … [She] has a good understanding of how cyber fits into the health care world.”
The increasingly challenging market, along with higher cyber risk exposure, made renewals appear challenging for some of Flaherty’s clients.
However, thanks to her reputation and relationships within the industry, you’d never know there were any hurdles.
“It was a very tough year to secure cyber coverage,” said Shelly Bennett, director of risk management, Interim HealthCare Inc. “Eileen maintains relationships with just about every broker, underwriter and carrier … This was especially important last year, when everyone’s premiums went up.” Through her connections with underwriters, Flaherty tested the viability of a ransomware coverage submission for Interim. With feedback, she was able to place cyber coverage, with a small premium increase, for 100% of the client’s locations.
“She knew who to go to,” Bennett said.
Ronette Wiley, SVP and COO of Arnot Health, said that Flaherty “has the best relationship with underwriters I’ve ever seen … They know and trust her, and we needed a strong champion in the cyber space especially. She’s the best broker I’ve ever worked with.”
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