2016

In November 1988, I joined the PRMS Underwriting Department as an Administrative Assistant and then later moved to the Claims Department. Whereas I had a general knowledge of psychiatry, as the years went by I learned more and more and my respect for this important profession grew.  Working in the Claims Department helped me gain a deep and sincere empathy for a psychiatrist fa ...

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For the second year, I attended the Brooklyn Psychiatric Society Annual Fun Run, Walk and Meet event on Saturday, September 17th. As expected, the event was a tremendous success. It drew nearly 40 walkers and runners, and the weather at the Wingate High School Track in Brooklyn, NY was outstanding for a nice morning run. Among the attendees were psychiatrists, including residen ...

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I joined the PRMS team two years ago in December 2014.  The role is one I have always hoped to find: brand development.  The scary part about joining this team?  I had spent most of my career in an entirely different industry with essentially no exposure to the intricacies of psychiatry and behavioral healthcare, let alone insurance! Mostly I had worked in marketing for variou ...

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On Wednesday, November 9, Butler Hospital hosted its 2016 Signature Event, A Gallery Affair at the Providence Art Club. The evening celebrated Butler’s history and outstanding services it offers to the members of the Rhode Island community. As stated on the Butler Hospital Foundation website, Butler’s mission is not only to treat “people with psychiatric illnesses and substanc ...

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Justin Pruett, Litigation Specialist, Claims I left Deloitte, LLP (one of the world’s largest professional services organizations) to join PRMS, Inc. in June 2015 as a Litigation Specialist. Even though I was leaving a company with unlimited resources and career opportunity, I was confident in my decision because I knew PRMS was a company that valued personal career growth and ...

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For a second consecutive year, PRMS has partnered up with Kraftlove Inc., a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2015 to assist children who are impacted by illness.  Through kits assembled in Kraftlove boxes, children in local hospitals have the opportunity to use art projects as a mechanism to aid with the healing process. Kathi Heagerty and Leigh Baker closing up fi ...

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In 1986, I was hired by the American Psychiatric Association in the Office of Member and Staff Benefits, continuing my path in the non-profit sector.  But soon after my employment began, the APA spun-off their insurance program into a for-profit company named Professional Risk Management Services, Inc.   This was a surprise and an adjustment indeed – after all, eyes often glaze ...

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South Asians are a heterogeneous group of people that share ethnic, linguistic, cultural, geographic, and culinary threads. Their origins are in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. Asian Indians comprise the third largest Asian racial group in the United States. The South Asian community, along with the larger Asian community, is a highly to ...

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In light of the staggering statistic that each day 22 military veterans commit suicide, the nonprofit organization Honor Courage Commitment launched the #22PushUpChallenge, a project aimed at raising awareness to the importance of mental health issues among veterans. This year, in recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and with the help of our friends at CapSpecialt ...

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PRMS has a long history of supporting mental health organizations, initiatives and the mental health community.  Since the early 1990s, PRMS has endowed the prestigious Manfred S. Guttmacher Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to forensic psychiatry literature. The 2016 Guttmacher Award was presented on May 15 during the APA Annual Meeting in Atlanta. The recipie ...

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