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Quick takes on the week that was

Hope your week was excellent, and the weekend is full of family and fun.

Here’s a few takeaways from this week…

Congratulations to Ken Martino; he’s been named president of MedRisk, a post formerly held by Mike Ryan. Mike remains CEO. Ken’s been an instrumental part of MedRisk’s recent growth, and the promotion is well-deserved. I’ve known Ken for thirty years or so; he’s a consummate professional. (MedRisk is a n HSA consulting client)

Word is CorVel’s recovery from the Ryuk ransomware attack is not yet complete. Reports indicate as of yesterday some handwritten UR reports were still being faxed. Heard confirmation that at least one customer has switched from CorVel to another service provider.’s Jorge Alexandria summarized the attack in a post last week.

BTW is a pretty interesting site; if you are looking to better understand what makes the front-line folks tick, put it on your reading list.

Congratulations to One Call; reports indicate the company made it thru the second quarter without breaching a key financial covenant. However, customer losses including Great American, Broadspire, and Nationwide didn’t hit the financials in Q2. Unless One Call wins a big piece of the Liberty Mutual ancillary services RFP it will be nigh on impossible to make up the lost revenue.

Will keep you posted.

MSA Administrator Ametros has released an app its customers can use to access their settlement funds and track expenditures.  The Massachusetts-based company pretty much owns the MSA Administration business; this is one sector I’m quite surprised there isn’t a lot more activity.

Family is coming in from California and Jackson Hole today – it’s going to be a terrific weekend!


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