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Executive Leaders

Executive Leaders

  • George Kadonada

    Chief Executive Officer

    George Kadonada, a leader in the insurance industry and a pioneer of medical stop loss, graduated from Loyola University (now Loyola Marymount University) and began his distinguished career with Pacific Indemnity, (now CHUBB) in 1965. In 1980, he was the principle founder of U.S. Facilities Corporation, where he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of USBenefits Insurance Services, Inc. and USF RE Insurance Company. Under his leadership, the Company grew from a firm producing $500,000 in gross annual premium, to a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange, 200 employees and total assets of $290,000,000. In 1995, Mr. Kadonada entered into a joint venture with American International Group, Inc. (AIG) to absorb AIG’s Medical Excess business and became one of the dominant providers of stop loss coverage. In 2001, he retired. Mr. Kadonada came out of retirement in June of 2007 to establish USBenefits Insurance Services, LLC and currently serves as the company’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.
  • Joseph Dore

    President

    jd@usbstoploss.com

    (949) 468-3022

    Mr. Dore is an Underwriting and Marketing executive with over thirty years of managerial experience in the insurance industry. Joe has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii and most recently was a Branch Manager with the Insurance Company of the West where he was responsible for developing and executing the company’s production and loss ratio metrics. Prior to that he was an Assistant Vice President for the Zenith Insurance Company with leadership responsibilities in the Los Angeles Region. As the Home Office Product Manager for Republic Indemnity, he developed marketing strategies and oversaw their product development. Joe is a dedicated and detail-oriented executive with a proven track record of ensuring successful long-term company objectives.
  • Mike Lanza

    Vice President, Claims

    ml@usbstoploss.com

    (949)468-3027

    Mike Lanza has been in the healthcare claims operations for nearly 30 years. Mike started his insurance career at Travelers in their management trainee program. He later worked in the self-insured National Accounts division for Aetna and United Healthcare respectively. In addition to managing Claims, he also oversaw the call center operations. Mike improved efficiencies, increased cost containment savings and elevated customer service standards. He became familiar with medical stop-loss when he joined Tokio Marine HCC. While at HCC, Mike focused on integrating claims operation from acquired companies, as well as expanded quality assurance programs, and claims savings via cost containment / negotiation strategies. Mike graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
  • Tim Barden

    vice president of underwriting

    tb@usbstoploss.com

    (949) 468-3031

    Mr. Barden has over 30 years of group underwriting experience. Prior to joining USBenefits, Tim was a Regional Underwriting Manager with TRU Services, LLC. Previously he was Director of Underwriting of Underwriting for USBenefits Insurance Services, Incorporated and recently transitioned to Vice President. Tim brings strong technical skills along with a realistic sense of market conditions and stop loss issues to our valued clients.