SOURCE: The Uni-Ter Group

June 30, 2008 13:17 ET

Uni-Ter Group Names Ferguson Senior Vice President

PEARL RIVER, NY--(Marketwire - June 30, 2008) - Jan Ferguson, an attorney with extensive experience in medical malpractice and healthcare issues, has been appointed Senior Vice President of The Uni-Ter Group, Sanford "Sandy" Elsass, President/CEO, announced.

Uni-Ter is a leading builder and manager of Risk Retention Groups in the healthcare industry, having founded Florida's Ponce de Leon LTC RRG, Inc., the first in the nation to insure long-term care facilities.

The Company also created and administers Lewis & Clark LTC RRG, Inc., currently operating in 46 states; J. M. Woodworth RRG, Inc., a writer of medical practice insurance for physicians/surgeons in four Northeastern States; and Sophia Palmer Nurses RRG, which writes malpractice insurance for nurses in Florida. Uni-Ter is a subsidiary of U.S. RE Companies, Inc., a New York-based international financial services firm.

Ferguson comes to Uni-Ter from American Physicians Insurance Company (API), Austin, TX, where she served as Director of Risk Management and was responsible for launching the API Risk Management Institute that offers a variety of professional services and resources to healthcare providers.

"Jan Ferguson brings a wealth of legal, risk management, and healthcare experience to Uni-Ter," Elsass said. "As a member of our senior management team, she will contribute significantly to corporate development." Uni-Ter has additional RRGs in the pipeline and continues to explore growth opportunities.

Ferguson's previous experience includes seven years in the Office of the General Counsel for the University of Texas System where she managed the self-insurance plan for 6,000 physicians employed by the University System; and seven years as General Counsel for the Texas Property and Casualty Insurance Guaranty Association. Earlier, she was in private practice as a trial attorney experienced in personal injury, insurance defense, and medical liability litigation.

Ferguson holds a B.S. degree from Central Missouri State University and a law degree from the University of Kansas School of Law. She is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.

For more information, contact Mechlin Moore, MDM Communications (239-777-1595

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