Thomas Doddato

Tom DoddatoThomas Doddato graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Space Sciences. After graduation, he worked in the construction industry as a field technician performing material inspections, analyzing costs, and ensuring code compliance. He subsequently obtained a Paralegal Certificate and worked in the field of litigation support, cataloging and analyzing massive document productions and extensive testimonial evidence for significant legal actions involving corporate financing and insurance fraud.

In 1985, Mr. Doddato joined the ranks of the Workers' Compensation Division of the New York City Law Department and quickly rose through the hierarchy to the position of Director, responsible for the administration of claims filed by employees of the City of New York. While there, he effected system enhancements to streamline processing and maximize productivity, counteracted the rising trend in medical costs by identifying abusive treatment practices and successfully arbitrated reductions of excessive fees. He was later presented with the Martin J. Devine Memorial Award recognizing significant accomplishments.

Mr. Doddato started with Lovell in 1998 as a Claims Manager, charged with implementing the Early Intervention Program. He improved the delivery of benefits to injured workers with resultant reductions in lost time from work and lower claim costs, initiated the utilization of radiology networks to expedite the performance of necessary MRIs and CT-scans at significantly discounted rates, worked closely with NYSIF claims and legal staff to improve the investigation and management of disputed claims leading to greater disallowances of claims by the Workers' Compensation Board, managed several costly high-profile claims where the disallowances of benefits were upheld upon review by the Full Board and/or upon appeal to the Appellate Division of the NYS Supreme Court, and developed comprehensive strategies to utilize the Internet and private investigators for the identification of fraud resulting in numerous and substantial forfeitures of benefits by dishonest claimants.

He was awarded the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) designation from the Insurance Institute of America and is a New York State Licensed Independent Adjustor.

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