Willis Launches WillisCaptus® and Signs up America’s Second Biggest Catholic Healthcare Provider

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New solution allows risk retention groups, captives and health care providers to securely manage their data and develop underwriting information more efficiently.

In response to increasing demand for better risk retention solutions, Willis Global Captive Practice, part of the global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), has launched a state-of-the-art online underwriting and data management system, WillisCaptus.

The new solution, which is believed to be the first of its kind, is designed for Risk Retention Groups (RRG), captives and health care providers to allow them to securely manage their data and develop underwriting information more efficiently.

WillisCaptus combines customisable online access with the ability to quickly and easily handle thousands of records. It is designed to drive efficiencies in underwriting and insurance program documentation by eliminating paperwork and issues with file maintenance and storage.

America’s second largest Catholic health care system, the Catholic Healthcare Initiatives (CHI), which operates in 19 States with a total of 76 hospitals and $10.5 billion in revenue, is among the first of several clients to sign up to the system. CHI uses WillisCaptus to cover Medical Malpractice and Professional Liability insurance lines.

Aidan Kelly, Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer of Willis Global Captive Practice said: “We believe that WillisCaptus significantly changes the RRG underwriting environment. In listening to our clients, they were crying out for assistance in streamlining their risk retention processes. Creating WillisCaptus, an online automated solution for coverage applications and data management, is our solution to those needs. It is a clear differentiator for Willis and perfectly complements our existing market leading captive and RRG management services.”

He continued: “In working with CHI, Willis has demonstrated the benefits of WillisCaptus in enhancing data management processes for large healthcare systems and their insurance arrangements.”

Peter Jones, Vice President, Global Insurance Services for CHI, said: “WillisCaptus has proven to be an excellent administrative and underwriting system for our employed physician insurance program. One of our requirements was that our program should be as simple and as easy as possible for our employed physicians to use. WillisCaptus has achieved that through their web-based, state-of-the-art technology that integrates several functions without intervention by staff. We have been able to work closely with Willis to tailor WillisCaptus to meet the specific requirements of CHI and we look forward to continuing our partnership to enhance the product as our program evolves.”

About Willis

Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker. Through its subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 employees serving clients in virtually every part of the world. Additional information on Willis may be found at http://www.willis.com.

About WillisCaptus

WillisCaptus provides efficient data management for captives, risk retention groups, hospitals, medical centers, physicians and physician groups, nursing homes, dentists and dental groups, lawyers and law firms, government entities, religious institutions, contractors and various types of professional and trade organisations. WillisCaptus is in use with over 100 healthcare systems nationwide providing data management facilities for thousands of healthcare providers.

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