With more than 30 years of experience providing independent risk management services, Bickmore has the most comprehensive expertise under one roof, including consultants and specialists who can bring valuable insight and practice to your next project.

Actuarial Studies

Understand the numbers behind your organization’s losses to plan for and prevent risks from disrupting the flow of business. Bickmore actuaries evaluate and measure the financial risks of all insurance programs. We have a wide range of specialized data resources to provide clients with historical trends, cost allocation methodology, comparative benchmarking, and other valuable risk measurement tools.

  • Benchmarking Studies – Establish strategic direction and value with your benchmark study for your Board of Directors.
  • Cost Allocation Studies – Identify the value of cost review by department and by member within your risk retention groups.
  • Funding Studies – How risk managers and finance departments collaborate on projected cash flows and costs, including rates for budgeting purposes.
  • Feasibility Studies – Investigate a new program, group, or captive.
  • GASB 45 – Understand postemployment benefits (OPEB) requirements and how to fulfill them.
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Claims Auditing Services

Claims costs represent the largest component of today’s risk dollar. Effective claims administration is vital to resolving claims and controlling legal and medical expenses. Our team has multi-jurisdictional experience with property and casualty claims of all types and can examine best practices for claims resolution, workflow efficiency, cost reduction, and many other areas.

  • Claims Audit – Tailor an audit inquiry and implement follow-up procedures to tie audits to loss control initiatives.
  • Third Party Administrator Selection – Design a TPA selection process that secures an administrator who provides top flight claims service.
  • Performance-based TPA Compensation – How to devise a strategy to share savings with an administrative-performance driven TPA. Explores incentives that push toward costs saving.
  • Containing your Cost Containment Vendors – Identify approaches to keep cost containment costs at an appropriate ratio to medical expense.
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