Stephen C. George, MBA-HA is President of Provider Risk, an internationally organized consulting/brokerage firm specializing in insurance and reinsurance. Mr. George's 25 years experience affords him a unique ability to explain complex litigation issues in simpler words to normal people. Provider Risk consults in: Medical and Property Casualty, stop loss, excess of loss, medical reinsurance, self funding, self funded, self insured medical plans, HMO reinsurance, risk management, pharmacy benefits, employer benefits, provider excess loss, Workers Compensation, Cover Holder programs, MGU, captives, risk contracting, General Liability, professional liability consulting, disclosure, broker standards, TPA standards, tortuous interference, breach of contract, breach of duty, breach of fiduciary, negligence, lasers, minimum premium plans, capitation, ERISA, ACA, PPACA, HIPPA, health/association ERISA trusts, utilization review, disease management, marketing, coverage conflicts, terminal liability disputes, bad faith, coverage exclusions, treaty interpretation, profit sharing, MA plans, profit commissions, international travel accident plans, facultatitive and finite reinsurance, aggregate reinsurance/stop loss, policy replacement and policy renewals. He currently holds Adjunct Professor status at NOVA Southeastern University, and has taught several programs at University of Miami's Health Administration certificate programs. His articles and letters appear in The Self Insurer, The National Underwriter, Miami Herald, The Wall Street Journal NBEW, Medical Economics, The Hospital Physician Journal, and several professional newsletters. He is federal court qualified, and CME teaching certified by the AMA. He speaks nationally on managed care, risk contracting and reinsurance issues. See www.providerrisk.com.
BackgroundQ: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: MBA University of Miami, Miami FL
HA certificatio in Health Administration from UM
214 Life and Health License
220 Property Casualty License
20 years OJT
Able to place COver holder programs with Lloyds - Directly
Appointed by many reinsurers and insurers.
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: See CV
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: 40 Presentations at leading national conferences and including UM and NOVA Universities.
Published 40 articles in many well known periodicles and publications
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Treaty reinsurance, aggregate provider excess loss, self funded, broker fedutiary, claims repricing to reasonable and customary (i.e. hospital price gouging), international pricing of medical claims, retroactive policy recission, bad faith, breach of contract, disclosure, third party standards and procedures/fidutiary, managed care contract interpretation, coverage conflicts, international medical plan userpation by domestic broker MGU and supporting carrier, life insurance claim denial, terminal liability interpretation and disclosure. I am also qualified to opine on liability (med mal, E&O, D&O, GL) and property - both commercial and homeowners.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: I am guessing about 55%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: about 45%
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: I think 4
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: a year or two ago
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: once in CA federal court
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 7 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: ALl the above but no testing.
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $300-$500/hr depending on the case.
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: 10 hour retainer unless its simple claims repricing consulting or research to load our side for Bear.
ReferencesSeveral references are available upon request.