BLISCare is the first and only insurance product which provides insurance coverage to bariatric surgeons covering the cost of complication-
BLIS was founded in 2005 with a mission of helping to increase access to surgery for the growing number of Americans struggling from the effects of morbid obesity. According to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (www.asmbs.org)
Since its first bariatric surgical case in December of 2006, BLIS has provided protection on 3,200 cases and has paid on behalf of 200 BLIS surgeons over $8,000,000 in medical bills that would otherwise have been the responsibility of the individual patient.
“This agreement will allow BLIS to continue to grow and support bariatric surgeons with the financial protection they need in order to protect those who need it most – the cash paying patient risking it all to gain access to life saving bariatric surgery” said Regi Schindler, President and CEO of BLIS, Inc. “Our mission is to improve access to surgery. The financial strength and security of Ironshore will allow BLIS to deliver its proven solution across the entire bariatric market thus ensuring patients throughout the US will have the access they need.”
"Our relationship with BLIS is yet another example of Ironshore's interest in developing innovative insurance programs to meet the specific needs of target business classes," said Matt Dolan, President of IronHealth, the specialty healthcare unit of Ironshore. " IronHealth's expertise in professional medical liability coverages will broaden the ability of BLIS to offer financial protection to surgeons within a unique medical sector."
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BLIS is a privately held company headquartered in Portland, Oregon with an insurance services office in Bloomington, MN. BLIS provides insurance, patient financing and professional services through a network of related business entities and industry partners. For more information visit: www.bliscompany.com.