Coverys Promotes Zack, Wareck, Irish, Schwaner

Boston, MA - October 16, 2012 - Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance, is pleased to announce that Wayne Zack has been promoted to senior vice president of claims; Karol Wareck has been named vice president of risk management, marketing; Amy Irish has been promoted to vice president of corporate finance; and Dave Schwaner was named agency director of Coverys Insurance Services.

Wayne ZackAs senior vice president of claims, Wayne Zack will develop claims strategies and oversee daily claims operations for Coverys member companies MHA Insurance Company and Washington Casualty Company. Zack has 25 years of experience in claims management, and prior to joining Coverys, served as unit claim supervisor for Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland. Zack is a member of the Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management and the Society of Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has completed courses from Crawford Claims Training School in basic casualty, property and workers’ compensation.

Karol WareckKarol Wareck, RN, CPHRM, has accepted an expanded role as vice president of risk management, Marketing Department. Wareck’s responsibilities will include presenting the features and benefits of Coverys products to agents and prospective policyholders, and identifying new business on a national basis. Wareck has nearly 30 years of clinical and administrative experience in the healthcare and insurance fields. Prior to joining Coverys, Wareck worked as a quality management coordinator and director for healthcare organizations such as St. Mary’s Medical Center, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services and Ionia County Memorial Hospital, all in Michigan. She holds memberships with the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management and the Michigan Society of Healthcare Risk Management, and she is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality.

Amy IrishAmy Irish was promoted to vice president of corporate finance for member companies MHA Insurance Company and Washington Casualty Company, and will also maintain her role as controller. In these roles she is responsible for the oversight of those member companies’ financial reporting to the home office and day-to-day financial operations. Irish has 20 years of financial and insurance management experience. She joined Coverys member company MHA Insurance Company in September 2004 as manager of financial reporting. Prior to that, she worked for Jackson National Life Insurance as part of its financial reporting team and, later, became the manager of their reinsurance administration department. Irish has also worked as an auditor for KMPG Peat Marwick and Crowe Chizek. Irish holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Western Michigan University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Dave SchwanerDave Schwaner has accepted the leadership role and the title of Agency Director of Coverys Insurance Services, a multi-line insurance agency and member company of Coverys. Schwaner joined Coverys Insurance Services (then FinCor Solutions) in 2009, with more than 20 years of sales and sales management experience. Previously, Schwaner was vice president of sales for Vested Health, where he managed business development staff in a 10 state region. Prior to that, he was with CareLink Health Plans as the regional vice president. Schwaner has a Bachelor’s degree in marketing and management from Ashland University. He has also completed further professional training through the University of Cincinnati’s Executive Program in 1999 and 2000.

For more information about Zack, Wareck, Irish, Schwaner or Coverys please contact Katharine Gould at or (617) 946-8665, or visit the company’s website at

About Coverys

Coverys is one of the top 10 medical professional liability insurance providers in the country based on direct written premium. Coverys member companies insure more than 20,000 physicians, surgeons, dentists, certified nurse midwives and allied healthcare providers, as well as nearly 500 hospitals, health centers and clinics in 23 states from coast to coast. Coverys is committed to financial strength and stability with net admitted assets in excess of $3.2 billion, direct written premium of $375 million and policyholder surplus of $1.1 billion, as of December 31, 2011. In addition, all Coverys insurance member companies have a Best’s Rating of A- (Excellent). Coverys emphasizes physician education and patient safety, and the company is acknowledged as a leader in providing supportive risk management services and resolute claim defense to the healthcare community. Coverys also offers a variety of interactive and relevant continuing medical education (CME) activities to healthcare providers across the country. For more information visit the Coverys website at Timely industry and company news can also be found on the Coverys blog at, on Twitter (@Coverys) and on the company’s Facebook page.