Professional Disability Associates Introduces Virtual Chief Medical Officer Support

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Leading disability solutions and advisory services company offers customers on-demand access to seasoned, licensed physicians for complex claim evaluation and assessment.

The Virtual Chief Medical Officer offering provides customers with safe and reliable access to Chief Medical Officers who are qualified to provide the support they need to conduct comprehensive evaluations on even the most complex disability claims.

Professional Disability Associates, LLC, (PDA), a provider of specialty risk resources and consultative solutions to the disability insurance market, subsidiary of The Advocator Group and Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO), is pleased to announce the launch of a new solution that will provide Virtual Chief Medical Officer services to disability claim organizations. The new offering will give carriers virtual access to licensed physicians to aid in complex claim evaluation, claimant function assessment, training of clinical staff and sales support.

By connecting customers with a rich network of experienced physicians, PDA is expanding its comprehensive suite of services designed to offer disability insurance carriers access to expertise from seasoned industry professionals, as well as vital claim management assistance. The Virtual Chief Medical Officer services provided by PDA will allow customers to implement a consistent, best-practice approach to assessing claimant function and enabling them to do so quickly, efficiently, and safely in the current social climate.

Vice President of Clinical and Vocational Services at PDA, Sarah Lawsure, remarks, “I’m excited about creating real-time solutions that meet our customers’ most pressing needs. The Virtual Chief Medical Officer offering is particularly meaningful in light of COVID-19, as it provides our customers with safe and reliable access to Chief Medical Officers who are qualified to provide the support they need to conduct comprehensive evaluations on even the most complex disability claims.”

“Mental and physical health needs are rapidly evolving in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” states Mike Shunney, Chief Executive Officer of PDA. “As we anticipate an increase in disability claims, Virtual Chief Medical Officer services will be vital to keeping our teammates and customers safe without sacrificing the high-quality service that the market has come to expect from PDA.”

To learn more about Professional Disability Associates and Virtual Chief Medical Officer Support, visit

Professional Disability Associates (PDA) is an innovative industry leader in providing specialty risk resources, including medical and vocational review services, consultative solutions and industry benchmarking, as well as full-service claim administration capabilities to major disability insurers and self-insured employers. PDA prides itself on delivering customized solutions and exceeding its clients' expectations. To learn more, please visit our website,

The Advocator Group, LLC is a nationwide advocacy organization dedicated to helping individuals apply for and obtain Social Security Disability Insurance. In addition, The Advocator Group assists Medicare beneficiaries in identifying the best coverage possible for their unique needs. The Advocator Group's team of experienced Social Security and Medicare advocates ensures that each client is provided phenomenal service while each case receives close attention. For more information, visit

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With more than 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service. For more information, please visit

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