Willis North America to Host 17th Annual Health Care Forum

Willis North America to Host 17th Annual Health Care Forum

Helping Health Care Organizations Manage Risk in a Post Health Care Reform
Environment

NEW YORK, June 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis North America, a unit of
Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisor, insurance and
reinsurance broker, announced today the 17^th Annual Health Care Forum, July
16-17, in Chicago, IL.

Willis is an industry leader in the health care arena, with more than 6,000
clients and 300 dedicated health care professionals across North America. The
Practice helps organizations across all segments of the health care industry
assess and minimize risk, including: hospitals, health systems, physician
groups, long-term care, managed care and miscellaneous health care facilities.
Willis has a deep commitment to this sector and was the first major broker to
establish a health care practice.

Bringing together more than 150 health care professionals for both educational
and networking opportunities, Willis' theme for this event "Changes," focusses
on what health care organizations need to know to manage risk in a changing
environment.

Willis health care experts and leading industry figures will present a variety
of educational sessions, including:

  *Market Disruptors & Their Impact on the U.S. Health Care Delivery System:
    What Health Care Organizations Need to know to Survive: In this keynote
    speech, Dr. Michael E. Raynor, Director of Deloitte Consulting LLP, will
    discuss what health care organizations need to know to navigate the
    "strategy paradox," and what role innovation and market disruptors will
    play in the transformation of the health system in the U.S.
  *Re-Engineering Your Risk Management Department in the Post Health Care
    Reform Environment: Featuring Chrystina Howard, Senior Vice President,
    Willis Global Solutions Consulting Group; Curt Caruso, System Director of
    Risk Management, Via Christi Health; and moderated by Ken Felton, Willis
    National Health Care Practice. This panel will focus on how groundbreaking
    workload quantification is needed to drive risk management staffing and
    additional resources.
  *Delivery Model Changes: Health Care Organizations as Payors? Featuring
    David Morales, SVP of Public Policy & Strategic Solutions, Steward Health;
    Martin Hauser, CEO, SummaCare; James Sams, MD, SVP, Piedmont Healthcare &
    Chief Medical Officer, South Region; and Moderated by Bob Snyder, Willis
    Health Care Practice. This panel addresses how organizations are
    approaching the movement among integrated delivery systems to establish
    roles as payors and health care service providers.
  *Physician Integration: Claims Challenges & Best Practices: Featuring Peter
    Perdik of Queens Long Island Medical Group; Jayme Vacarro, Director,
    Professional Liability Claims, Sedgwick, Inc.; Joanne Wayman, Vice
    President, Health Care Professional Liability Claims Manager, Allied World
    Assurance Company; Lynn Sessions, Health Care Attorney; and moderated by
    Jacqueline Bezaire, Willis Health Care Practice. This session will take an
    in-depth look at claims and risk management issues facing hospitals when
    integrating physicians into their risk management programs.
  *Health Care Captive Domiciles: Tom Jones of McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    and Sean Rider of the Willis Global Captives Practice will outline
    principal captive domicile decision-making parameters prevalent in the
    health care space and how the changing face of health care impacts these
    decision factors.

Commenting on the upcoming conference, Frank Castro, National Health Care
Practice Leader, Willis North America, said, "Health care organizations are
facing an extremely complex environment as they navigate the health care
reform landscape. The Annual Forum provides an opportunity for risk management
and insurance professionals to learn about some of the challenges health care
organizations are facing and ways in which their peers have addressed these
challenges, as well as other solutions Willis is developing. Willis is proud
to be a true risk management partner to the health care industry and we are
committed to delivering valuable solutions to help clients meet the challenges
and risks faced as a result of health care reform."

You can follow the Forum on Twitter at @WillisGroup or read more from the
scheduled speakers at WillisWire:
http://blog.willis.com/category/health-care/.

About Willis

Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisor, insurance and
reinsurance broker. With roots dating to 1828, Willis operates today on every
continent with more than 17,000 employees in over 400 offices. Willis offers
its clients superior expertise, teamwork, innovation and market-leading
products and professional services in risk management and transfer. Our
experts rank among the world's leading authorities on analytics, modelling and
mitigation strategies at the intersection of global commerce and extreme
events. Find more information at our website, www.willis.com, our leadership
journal, Resilience, or our up-to-the-minute blog on breaking news,
WillisWire. Across geographies, industries and specialisms, Willis provides
its local and multinational clients with resilience for a risky world.

CONTACT: Media:
         Colleen McCarthy
         +1 212 915 8307
         Email: colleen.mccarthy@willis.com
        
         Investors:
         Peter Poillon
         +1 212 915 8084
         Email: Peter.Poillon@willis.com
 
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