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Risk Services

Our job is to help our members identify risk factors and minimize losses before they happen through risk management and loss control strategies.

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ASCIP provides many training options including seminars, webinars and DVD's. But we are proud of our extensive on-line Learning Management System to meet members needs.

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What’s New at ASCIP...

 

Organizational Changes ……

ASCIP is pleased to announce some changes taking place within our organization:

Reshan Cooray will be assuming the role of Sr. Director of Property and Casualty Programs.  In this role, Reshan will be reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for ASCIP’s Property & Casualty programs and coverages.

In conjunction with this change, ASCIP is pleased to welcome Marco Guardi who is joining ASCIP as the Managing Director of Risk Services.

Marco will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for ASCIP’s risk management, loss control, and training services including program strategy and design, delivery of services, partner selection and staff management.

Marco comes to ASCIP from Arthur J. Gallagher where for the past six years he has worked as an Area Vice President for Loss Control and a Regional Risk Control Leader. In these roles he provided risk management consultation and developed risk management initiatives for a variety of public entities including, K12s and community college districts.   He received a Masters’ Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Fullerton and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health from California State University, Northridge.  He also holds an Associates in Risk Managemenent (ARM) and Construction Risk & Insurance Specialist (CRIS)  designations.

ASCIP is also pleased to add Marina Acosta to our claims team.   Marina is our Claims Operations Manager, and will be responsible for developing and implementing performance measurement tools for the claims department, panel counsel, and other vendors.  She will also support the claims department staff and management in identifying performance improvement needs and solutions, and managing outside partners and vendors.  She comes to us from DaVita Healthcare where she was the Claims & Insurance Director for 14 years.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Finance from California State University, Long Beach and holds ARM, Workers’ Compensation Claims Professional (WCCP) and RIMS certifications.

Marco and Marina are excellent additions to ASCIP, both bringing skills and experiences that are valuable in supporting our membership.

 

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Telemedicine – A Sign of the Times
July 9, 2020

 

Bob Dylan wrote long ago “The Times They Are A-Changin’.”  While change is inevitable,  it is often  resisted.  Telemedicine is an excellent example.  Most of us have embraced the notion that the best medical care involves in-person doctor visits.  The global Coronavirus pandemic required us to reconsider.

Group health had previously begun to dispel the myth about in-person medical care, utilizing telemedicine for patient convenience.  With the pandemic, urgent care providers, employers and injured workers had to embrace telemedicine for workers’ compensation in ways that would have  been  unthinkable  just  six  months ago.  

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How COVID-19 Has Affected Health Coverage
July 6, 2020

 

Recent legislation and IRS rule modifications have introduced several important changes to employee benefit plan coverage and administration.  Below is a brief outline of the affected areas.

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