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Equity Risk establishes practice to service health care industry


Broker, risk management and employee benefits consultant Equity Risk Partners Inc. has established a health care practice, Healthcare Risk, to offer specialized services to the health care and related industries.

San Francisco-based Equity Risk Partners said Tuesday in a statement that the new practice will help private equity firms, their portfolio companies, and traditional health care industry operations develop and implement competitive and cost effective risk management and employee benefit programs.

The new Chicago-based practice is led by Scott Pachtman, senior vice president.

Among its offerings are dedicated risk management products and services, proprietary insurance brokerage access to specialty insurers and a claims advocacy group with dedicated health care experience, the company said.