Lockton expands its healthcare operations


Lockton, the world's largest privately held insurance broker, has expanded its healthcare team with the addition of Ross Downing, vice president. Downing joins from Beecher Carlson in Boston.

Based in Lockton's Boston office, Downing will provide strategic advice to large provider organizations, health systems, accountable care organizations (ACOs), health plans, and consumer oriented and operated plans (CO-OPs) as they navigate through the complexities of the Affordable Care Act and its impact on their organizations. 

He will advise clients on a wide array of issues including innovative risk financing solutions for healthcare organizations that are entering into risk-bearing contracts with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicaid, Pioneer, private payers (i.e. state governed health plans), and self-funded Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plans.

"Ross's unique expertise in risk financing solutions for alternative care and other health provider organizations is an important addition to our healthcare team," said Tim Ryan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lockton Northeast.  "Healthcare organizations continue to face an evolving and complex environment.  We are excited about the addition of Ross and his ability to bring creative solutions to our clients."

Prior to joining Lockton, Downing worked as a vice president at Beecher Carlson in Boston. Earlier, he worked as a financial analyst for Aon Risk Services. 

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