Michael Rivas is the Senior Vice President of Risk Management Services at Assurance. He oversees the company’s risk services department, which includes compliance, wellness, risk transfer, safety and claims. Michael is responsible for integrating risk management services that provide a more holistic approach to minimizing risk and maximizing health. To accomplish this, Michael meets with clients in a collaborative manner, determines their needs and develops a solutions-based service plan.
Before joining Assurance, Michael worked as a loss prevention consultant at a risk management firm outside of Chicago. While there, he gained experience reviewing workers’ compensation claims as well as conducting loss prevention and trend analysis on the frequency and severity of injuries.
Michael received a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Governors State University. He sits on the Governors State Advisory Board and is a member of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association, Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers and American Occupational Therapy Association. He’s authored several published articles and has spoken on a wide range of risk management topics for various associations.