NEW YORK & TINTON FALLS, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MagnaCare, a healthcare services company, today named Joseph Brennan, former assistant commissioner for the Bureau of Fraud Deterrence of the N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance (DOBI), vice president and associate general counsel. Mr. Brennan will oversee key areas, including issues related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), privacy, compliance, litigation, employment and vendor contracting.
“Mr. Brennan brings unmatched legal and industry perspectives, as well as extensive experience working in the areas of fraud detection and prevention,” says Joseph Berardo Jr., CEO and president of MagnaCare. “We are confident that he will enhance our capabilities as a full service health plan management company, drawing upon his knowledge in such areas as compliance, law enforcement, commercial employment, regulatory and litigation matters.”
Prior to joining MagnaCare, Brennan worked as an attorney in both the public and private sectors, serving as assistant commissioner of the N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance from 2010 to 2012 where he founded and directed the Bureau of Fraud Deterrence. Previously, he spent 25 years with the N.J. State Police, where he attained the rank of Major and served as a key advisor to the State Police leadership. He was also a partner in a Monmouth County law firm.
Brennan was admitted to the practice of law in New Jersey in 1987, and is also admitted in New York and the District of Columbia. He holds a juris doctor degree from Seton Hall University School of Law, and earned a master’s in Public Administration and a master’s in Criminal Justice from the City University of New York. He received the 2011 N.J. Special Investigators Association’s President’s Award for his work in the state’s fight against insurance fraud.
“MagnaCare represents best-of-class health plan management, optimizing how self-insured companies of every size control operations, manage assets and reign in healthcare costs,” says Brennan.
MagnaCare, a healthcare services company, is proactively reducing the cost of healthcare by offering self-insured options to employers with as few as 15 employees in New Jersey and 50 in New York. For more than 20 years MagnaCare has provided services to self-insured employers and health, workers’ compensation and no fault payers, including commercial insurers, TPA’s, government entities, and labor markets. MagnaCare offers access to a broad provider network, predictive modeling analyses, member outreach programs and integrated solutions that include full plan management services. MagnaCare was selected to the esteemed “Modern Healthcare’s 2010 and 2011 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.” Visit www.magnacare.com, linkedin.com/company/magnacare, www.twitter.com/magnacare, http://blog.magnacare.com.