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PPM Announces Claims Staff Addition

November 02, 2016

Mr. Danon Williamson joins PPM as Claims Attorney.

Overland Park, Kansas – November 2, 2016 – Preferred Physicians Medical (PPM), industry-leading provider of professional liability insurance for anesthesia practices, announced today that Danon Williamson, JD, recently joined PPM in the position as Claims Attorney.

Danon will be responsible for the management of day-to-day file activities, evaluation of defense strategy, supervision of local defense counsel and directing settlement negotiations. Danon will also assume responsibilities for providing risk management and advice to PPM’s insureds. Prior to joining PPM, Danon was an Analyst in the Compliance Department of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

Danon is a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Law. While at UMKC, Danon was Vice President of the Health Law Society and Program Editor of the Law Review.

News Archive

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