Marsh Broker Tara Clayton Recognized as 2023 Health Care Power Broker

Topics: Health Care

Tara Clayton, Senior Vice President, Marsh

Tara Clayton
Senior Vice President
Marsh, Chicago

Focus Healthcare Partners LLC was approaching its general liability and property liability renewal in early 2022. Four claims that had occurred in the year prior were causing a potential hiccup in the company’s chances of a successful renewal.

“[With] four claims at one property, [the] loss developments [were] very big,” said Tom Girard, SVP, controller and risk manager for Focus Healthcare Partners. “It was not favorable.”

Clayton took to the drawing board and crafted a plan to approach the carrier market and get the company not only the necessary coverage but a decreased premium as well.

Through her hard work, Clayton both secured a 7% decrease in GL/PL premium and initiated new policies — including an internal claim management process and defense counsel oversight — to ensure that claims like the four that occurred in 2021 didn’t happen again, thus preventing another difficult renewal season.

“I don’t have any face with [the] carrier — that was all Tara,” Girard said.

But what makes Clayton such a top-notch broker is how her impact goes beyond a typical broker-client relationship. Girard recalled a Marsh symposium where Clayton moderated two panels, then joined a third as a panelist herself. Her knowledge of the health care sector shined through, but the way she carried herself stuck out to Girard.

“I was very impressed with her,” he said. Then, Girard gave Clayton one of the highest compliments a person can receive: “I hope my three daughters can grow up to be like [her].”

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