For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Brian J. Teusink, CPA, CCM, AIAF
(November 21, 2013, COLUMBIA, SC) – Jay Bikofsky, managing principal, J.E.B. Consulting, a firm providing
management, organizational development, and insurance advice to diversified businesses, has
been re-elected chair of the boards of Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT), PHT Services, Ltd.
(PHTS), and Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program (PHLIP) for 2014. A graduate of
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, he received a Master of Science
degree in Hospital Administration from Columbia University, and a Masters in Business
Administration from Fordham University.
Other 2014 officers of the three boards are:
Re-elected to three-year terms on all three boards were:
Gene F. Dickerson, MD, FACS, vice president of medical affairs, Tuomey Healthcare System, was elected to fill a one-year unexpired term on all three boards. Michael L. Batchelor, chief executive officer, Baptist Easley Hospital, and Howard West, chief legal officer, Palmetto Health, were re-elected to three-year terms on the PHTS and PHLIP boards.
Located in Columbia, S.C., PHT Services, Ltd. (PHTS) provides a variety of risk management services to South Carolina's healthcare industry. These include group self-insurance programs for workers' compensation, professional & general liability, and medical stop-loss. PHTS also provides solutions for other property & casualty needs, group and voluntary employee benefits, and contract security. Additional services available through PHTS include: compliance consulting, pre-employment screening and substance abuse testing, educational and information services, diversity consulting, compliance hotlines and exit interviews, data security services and data breach response. PHTS serves its clients directly and through strategic and business alliances with best practices companies. The company's quality management system is registered to the ISO9001:2008 standard.
PHTS was founded in 1993 by healthcare executives in South Carolina and its services reflect its commitment to complete client satisfaction. PHTS's networks of strategic and business alliances include Palmetto Hospital Trust, Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program, Palmetto Healthcare Stop-Loss Program, Aon, Aflac, and AlliedBarton Security Services.
Palmetto Hospital Trust (PHT) was founded in 1977 by South Carolina healthcare executives as a group workers' compensation self-insurance pool. The Trust's focus on worker safety, coupled with specialized risk management services, emphasis on prompt claims reporting, and superior claims administration, ensure that its members have the best possible solution for their workers' compensation needs. The Trust members include hospitals, continuing care retirement centers, organizations dealing with special needs individuals, and other healthcare organizations.
PHT is a leading provider of workers' compensation coverage to the state's healthcare industry. Workers' compensation claims services, underwriting, and risk management services are provided to PHT members under a contract with PHT Services, Ltd., and through business alliances with other best practices companies.
Palmetto Healthcare Liability Insurance Program (PHLIP) was founded under the umbrella of PHT Services, Ltd. in 2001 in response to the growing need for a stable source for professional and general liability insurance for South Carolina hospitals and health systems. Operating as a risk purchasing group pursuant to the Liability Risk Retention Act of 1986, PHLIP serves its members by providing access to group self-insurance options as an alternative to commercial insurance. PHLIP currently offers its members group self-insurance alternatives for healthcare professional & general liability and medical stop-loss coverage.
PHLIP's liability program was established in 2001 and is offered through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PHLIP Segregated Portfolio (PHLIP SP). PHLIP's stop-loss program was established in 2011 and is offered through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Palmetto Healthcare Stop-Loss Program Segregated Portfolio (PHSLP SP). Both PHLIP SP and PHSLP SP operate as segregated portfolios within Preferred Healthcare Liability Insurance Program SPC (PHLIP SPC), a Cayman Islands-domiciled class B insurer. PHLIP SPC is also a wholly-owned subsidiary of PHLIP.
Liability and stop-loss claims administration, underwriting, and risk management services are provided to members of PHLIP SP and PHSLP SP under a contract with PHT Services, Ltd. and through business alliances with other best practices companies.