MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carisk Partners (Carisk), a specialty risk transfer and care coordination company, is pleased to welcome seasoned insurance professional Michael W. Rydman as senior vice president of sales. Previously, Michael spent several years as director of National Accounts at ReMed, where he was responsible for the acquisition and implementation of new business in the property casualty market. Prior to this, he worked at Paradigm Outcomes for over 15 years, serving as the managing director of sales overseeing acute, catastrophic and complex case management services for traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and amputations.
“Michael has a demonstrated track record for meeting and exceeding financial and client relationship goals,” says Tom Downey, executive vice president of sales, Carisk. “We place great value in his ability to listen to customer needs, build trust and rapport and leverage his transparent approach that will drive growth among our key accounts in the risk transfer business. He is passionate about Carisk’s behavioral health capabilities and our ability to positively impact the lives of the injured workers, providing a great example of an individual who lives out a patient-centered mission every day.”
At Carisk, Rydman will lead client relationship management, with a specific focus on expanding the Acute and Non-Acute Risk Transfer and Pathways 2 Recovery programs, building on the success of Carisk’s launch into the workers’ compensation marketplace.
Rydman states, “Carisk is distinguished in the market as the only company that offers a comprehensive program and infrastructure to address behavioral health challenges for workers’ comp patients in a way that impacts outcomes. I feel very tied to Carisk’s mission to address the true unmet needs of injured workers, and am excited to become a part of their corporate culture and patient-centered mission to not only help the clients they serve, but to also ultimately lower the cost of care.”
Rydman brings his business expertise to the community and has served as a Board member of Kids Chance of California since 2014 and the Brain Injury Association of California since 2016.
About Carisk Partners
Carisk is a specialty risk transfer, care coordination company serving insurers, government entities, self-insured plan sponsors and other managed care organizations. With a foundation in behavioral health, Carisk’s combined end-to-end solutions include risk-transfer and care coordination of delayed recovery and complex, catastrophic cases. Carisk guarantees to improve outcomes and reduce long-term cost of care for its clients by leveraging its biopsychosocial methods, extensive networks of quality providers and proprietary technologies modeled for the early identification and intervention of high-risk patients. Carisk is the first and only Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization with dual accreditations from both the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, Inc. (AAAHC). Visit www.cariskpartners.com to learn more.