KANSAS CITY, Mo., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lockton announced the expansion of its national benefits practice, Lockton Benefit Group, with the addition of Eric Justin, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer.
In his role Dr. Justin is responsible for consulting alongside Lockton Associates on client engagements. "Our clients will benefit from Dr. Justin's outstanding business background and his deep clinical knowledge," said Ross Reda, Chief Operating Officer of Lockton Benefit Group. "As both a medical advisor and thought leader, Dr. Justin will help shape the future of Lockton Health Risk Solutions® and help clients continue to manage their medical risks."
"This is a pivotal time for us," said J. Michael Brewer, President of Lockton Benefit Group. "Our clients expect from us the experience and acumen that Dr. Justin is bringing to the table. He'll be collaborating with our other practice leaders to help ensure we stay out in front of employers' needs."
Dr. Justin previously worked as a Physician Executive for Cerner Corporation in Kansas City. He also worked as a Medical Director for American Imaging Management in Illinois. He has also practiced as a clinical radiologist in both Illinois and Missouri.
His undergraduate degree is from Earlham College, and his medical degree is from the University of Missouri - Columbia. He has a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas - Houston, and a Masters in Business Administration from Washington University – St. Louis.
More than 4,950 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For four consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check the Lockton Health Reform and Compliance Services Blog.