Patriot National Enters Health Care Administration Services with Acquisition of CWIBenefits, Inc.

Jul 09, 2015, 16:01 ET from Patriot National, Inc.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot National, Inc. (NYSE: PN), a national provider of technology and outsourcing solutions to the insurance industry, announced today that it has acquired third-party health and welfare benefits administrator CWIBenefits, Inc. (CWI).

CWI provides benefits administration for clients with self-funded health and welfare plans nationwide.  Based in Greenville, South Carolina, CWI is known for outstanding customer service with a dedicated call center and leading-edge technology platform.  CWI's custom designed, proprietary software called ClaimsWare® delivers a secure, web-based employee benefits platform that processes claims accurately, quickly and efficiently.  The system also has the flexibility to manage an unlimited number of plan designs and customizations.

CWI will become part of Patriot National's claims administration subsidiary, Patriot Risk Services. CWI President Ron Ross will report to Timothy Ermatinger, Executive Vice President of Patriot National.

"The acquisition of CWI exemplifies our strategy to provide our insurance industry clients with a diverse offering of vital services," said Steven M. Mariano, Chief Executive Officer of Patriot National. "With nearly 30 years of experience administering health and welfare benefits for clients, CWI offers unparalleled customer service, seamless client integration, breadth of service offerings and a robust technology platform that aligns well with Patriot National's hallmark customer service and leading-edge technology solutions."

"We are pleased to add the CWI team and capabilities, which will allow us to build out our integrated absence management administration platform and extend beyond workers' compensation to health and welfare benefit programs," said Timothy Ermatinger, Executive Vice President of Patriot National. 

Ron Ross, President of CWI added, "Patriot National is a leading innovator in delivering high value, technology-enabled solutions to the insurance industry so we are very excited to join this expert team. We are looking forward to introducing our capabilities to Patriot's network of more than 1,600 retail agencies around the country." 

About Patriot National

Patriot National is a national provider of comprehensive technology and outsourcing solutions within the property and casualty marketplace, primarily in workers' compensation, for insurance companies, employers, local governments and reinsurance captives. Patriot National provides general agency services, technology outsourcing, software solutions, specialty underwriting and policyholder services and claims administration services to its insurance carrier clients and other clients. Patriot National is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with nine regional offices around the country.

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