KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton Benefit Group today announced the addition of Dr. Ronald S. Leopold to its national Lockton Health Risk Solutions® practice. As leader of the practice, Dr. Leopold will combine his clinical knowledge with Lockton's proprietary InfoLock® data intelligence platform to improve employers' abilities to identify trends and respond to what's driving the cost of health. He will also work closely with Lockton's client service teams to advise employers on developing targeted health management programs to address the continuum of health issues across their working population.
Leopold is a sought after speaker and thought leader on health and productivity. "What Dr. Leopold brings to our Health Risk Solutions practice is knowledge and experience to help tie population health data to productivity," said Bob Reiff, president of Lockton Benefit Group. "His acumen in these areas is unsurpassed. It only made sense that as we invest in our InfoLock data platform, that we also invest in how we will better use the data. Dr. Leopold will help our consultants work closely with clients to identify and implement the most effective solutions in health, wellness and workforce productivity."
Lockton recently partnered with SCIO Health Analytics® and its predictive analytics solution. The enhanced analytics capability will enable Lockton's client service teams to deliver unprecedented timely insights into trends and make evidence-based recommendations that lower medical costs and drive better health outcomes. The combination of Lockton's strategic, unbiased consulting and SCIO's deep expertise in analytics provides greater transparency into the data, enabling employer-clients to translate insights into action quickly and precisely, resulting in lower healthcare costs and higher workforce productivity.
By providing frequent in-depth analyses of medical and pharmacy claims, biometric screenings and health risk assessment information, Lockton helps employers optimize employee benefit plan design, implement targeted disease management initiatives and develop highly-focused employee wellness programs. Led by Dr. Leopold, Lockton's clinicians work in concert with its client service teams to help employers make strategic, data-driven decisions about their health plans. The enhanced InfoLock data intelligence platform offers improved accessibility, access to additional data sources and agile customization of reports to help identify trends in chronic conditions, high-cost claims and member utilization patterns.
"We've always offered unbiased consulting to our employer-clients and an experienced Chief Medical Officer combined with the enhanced InfoLock platform will give us more insight and data on which to base recommendations. The bottom line is this: we help make our clients' businesses better and Dr. Leopold will be a real force behind those improvements," said Reiff.
Dr. Leopold has vast experience in employee benefits, as he previously served as National Practice Leader - Health Outcomes with Willis Towers Watson and as National Health and Productivity Practice Leader for Wells Fargo Insurance Services. He also worked as the National Medical Director for MetLife.
He is a boarded Occupational Medicine Physician, holding a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Public Health from Boston University. He may be reached at RLeopold@Lockton.com.
More than 6,000 professionals at Lockton provide 48,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, employee benefits consulting, and retirement 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 independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. For seven consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check the Lockton Health Risk Solutions Blog.