Cook & Company Insurance Services to Provide
Training for Police Chiefs in Area of Management of Injured on Duty Claims
Cook & Company Insurance Services, Inc., a firm providing multi-faceted insurance services with an eye toward controlling costs, will provide training for Massachusetts Police Chiefs on the subject of how to process municipal claims by law enforcement officers who are injured in the line of duty.
Marshfield resident William P. Sullivan, Managing Director of Cook & Company’s IOD (Injured on Duty) division, will lead the training session that takes place at the Harborview Hotel in Edgartown. Sullivan will work with Police Chiefs attending the training session, to instruct them on the steps and procedures of managing the process of work-related injuries occurring on the job filed by police officers. The training session is part of a week long program for both police and fire personnel. Sullivan, who retired in 2012 as Chief of Police in Marshfield after a career in law enforcement spanning 44 years, will serve as the subject Area Expert in IOD matters at the training.
In his capacity at Cook & Company, Sullivan oversees the program that assists Massachusetts cities and towns in managing claims filed on behalf of police and firefighters injured while in service to their communities. The Cook & Company program includes reviewing medical bills, reviewing reporting and administrative procedures, coordinating medical case management, and maintaining contact with injured employees. This is a very specific procedural area for municipal administrators, different from traditional workers compensation; and Cook & Company is one of the very few agencies with expertise in this arena.
Chief Sullivan is a former Chairman of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Council, member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, and the former President of the Southeast MA Chiefs of Police Association. He has also taught at the graduate level at Anna Maria College in their Criminal Justice department, and at Bridgewater State College in their Political Science graduate program.
About Cook & Company Insurance Services, Inc.
Since 1979, Cook & Company Insurance Services, Inc. provides multi-faceted insurance products and consulting services to a wide range of end users. Clients served include municipalities, private sector companies, and organizations in health care. The firm has grown from its early specialty of claims monitoring to one that offers a variety of professional services including risk management, insurance, and consulting services throughout New England and beyond. Cook & Company has a Workers' Compensation Division, Claims Recovery Division, Health Plan Management Group, Reinsurance Division, and Employee Benefits Division. Another segment that Cook & Company specializes in is cases involving claims for police and firefighters injured on duty.
Cook & Company Insurance Services, Inc.
names Sue Shillue as the company’s new President.
MARSHFIELD, MA, ISSUED January 8, 2015...Cook & Company Insurance Services, Inc. (www.cookandcompany.com), a firm providing multi-faceted insurance services with an eye toward controlling costs, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Sue Shillue of Scituate, MA, as the company’s new President.
Shillue assumes her new position effective January 1, 2015, taking the reins from company founder Peter A. Cook.
Shillue has been a part of the Cook & Company team since 1987. She joined the agency as an Account Executive and most recently has served as President of the Health Plan Management Group. In this role, she has led the firm’s health insurance consulting services for Massachusetts municipalities. She assists clients in the management of their group health benefits program, provides clients with assistance in the interpretation and implementation of new statutes and regulations, and assists clients in controlling health care costs while providing their employees with comprehensive benefits. Prior to serving as the division’s President, she was its Vice President from 2005 to 2012.
Prior to joining Cook & Company, Shillue served as an Account Executive at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts, where she was responsible for maintaining existing business in both the private and public sectors, and for introducing new products to existing and potential clients.
Shillue is a former member of the executive board of Scituate High Opportunities and Resources for Education where she participated in fundraising and providing grants to teachers at her local high school.
Shillue earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts/ Amherst and is a Licensed Insurance Adviser in Massachusetts. She has been a featured speaker at a number of municipal association meetings.
Peter Cook stated, “I can’t say enough about Sue Shillue. She will be an exceptional President of Cook & Company. I have been fortunate over the years to be able to surround myself with some outstanding talent, and Sue definitely fits that bill. Her hands-on industry experience and leadership qualities will continue to serve our clients well. We couldn’t have picked a better successor.”
About Cook & Company Insurance Services, Inc.
Since 1979, Cook & Company Insurance Services, Inc. (formerly known as Cook & Company, Inc.) has provided multi-faceted insurance products and consulting services to a wide range of end users. Clients served include municipalities, private sector companies, and organizations in health care, banking, financial services, and more. The firm has grown from its early specialty of claims monitoring to one that offers a variety of professional services including risk management, insurance, and consulting services throughout New England and beyond. Cook & Company has a Workers' Compensation Division, Claims Recovery Division, Health Plan Management Group, Reinsurance Division, Financial Institutions Liability Practice, and Employee Benefits Division. Another segment that Cook & Company specializes in is cases involving claims for police and firefighters injured on duty. The firm maintains their office at 1025 Plain Street, Marshfield, MA 02050. For additional information, please call 781-837-7300 or visit www.cookandcompany.com