The people behind the results.
Next Level Administrators is a national leader of goal-oriented claims solutions integrating data and people to provide claims administration services to Carriers, Program Administrators, Captives and Self-Insured Employers.
Andrew T. Price, ARM, AIC
Andrew Price joined Next Level Administrators in October 2016. As Regional Claims Director, Western Region Mr. Price is responsible for overseeing regional branch operations, directing adjusters in delivering service and claim outcomes that meet clients’ expectations, and ensuring all claims meet regulatory compliance for TX, CA and NV.
Mr. Price has more than 28 years of claims adjusting, supervision, management and risk management experience which has provided him with vast working knowledge of multiple jurisdictions in the workers’ compensation arena. His past employment includes working for the Texas Legislature and the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation, a third party administrator, and as a risk manager for a Professional Employer Organization. He has experience managing claims in industries such as construction, hospitals, municipalities, transportation, and PEO/Temporary Staffing entities. Mr. Price has served as both a carrier and employer representative in numerous administrative hearings and in Federal and State court proceedings.
Mr. Price has a degree in Economics from the University of Regis in Denver, Colorado. He has obtained both the Associate of Risk Management (ARM) and Associate of Claims (AIC) designations and has a Texas Workers’ Compensation adjusting license. Mr. Price is a certified Texas state trainer and has been a public speaker at several conferences and seminars.
Director of Compliance
Kathy Fortier came aboard with Next Level Administrators in January 2017. As the Director of Compliance responsibilities include oversight of the Compliance team which includes the state and federal reporting compliance, internal audit team, and oversight of the Atlanta based claims adjusting team. She is the liaison for audits performed by regulatory entities, carriers, and SOC audits.
Ms. Fortier has over 30 years of experience in managing Workers’ Compensation in multiple states and Canada. Prior to joining Next Level Administrators, Ms. Fortier was a claims manager for a large self-insured trucking company. She has also held supervisory positions for national carriers and managed claims for large corporations with high self-insured retentions and performance based accounts.
Ms. Fortier is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a BA in History with a minor in Business Administration. Currently, she holds licenses in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Maine, Connecticut, Texas, Louisiana and Alabama. She has received designations as an Associate in Risk Management and an Associate in Claims and is a member of the Atlanta Claims Association and the National Association of Professional Women.
Folsom Branch Manager
Terry Ramano has over 25 years of workers’ compensation experience. For the first part of her career Mrs. Ramano worked as a certified legal assistant for a Workers’ Compensation Law Firm before becoming a claims adjuster. Here she gained an extensive skillset in subrogation and third-party recovery. Her scope of client interactions ranges from trucking to entertainment and PEOs to self-administrated. Mrs. Ramano’s industry experience also includes developing and implementing a Medical Provider Network for self-insured and insured programs to meet and stay in compliance with state requirements, as well as a proven background in staff training and development.
Mrs. Ramano holds her Workers’ Compensation Claims Professional (WCCP), Workers Compensation Claims Association (WCCA) and has earned a Certificate of Achievement as a Self-Insurance Administrator.