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Here We Grow Again AssessMed Industry Leading Evidence-Based IME Provider -Announces Acquisition of Leading Quebec-Based IME Company

June 10, 2014   by AssessMed Inc.

Plexo Expertise

AssessMed has, since 1992, provided high quality, evidence- based, independent medical evaluations (IME). AssessMed clients include, but are not limited to, personal injury law firms (both plaintiff and defence), auto insurers, life and health disability insurers, provincial worker’s compensation boards, large municipal employers as well as corporate Canada. AssessMed is a privately held Canadian company.

In follow up to last week’s announcement regarding the highly strategic market place penetration into western Canada, the AssessMed Board of Directors and senior management team are equally pleased to announce that AssessMed has acquired the IME Division of Plexo from its past ownership group Persistence Capital Partners (PCP). Initially, in the Province of Quebec, the company will operate under the name Plexo Expertise, membre du groupe AssessMed Inc.

Plexo Expertise will continue to provide a full suite of industry leading IME services from its two full service offices located in Montreal and Quebec City. The Plexo Expertise name is rich in tradition and has been associated with the unmatched delivery of independent medical assessments within the province for more than 20 years. The company has an incredibly loyal client base that includes many of Quebec’s top corporate employers.

Plexo Expertise brings to the AssessMed family an unrivaled roster of medical professionals whose vast years of experience providing credible and defensible independent medical assessments that has led to a high level of customer retention  as well as a strong platform for AssessMed’s growth. AssessMed is pleased to welcome Plexo IME’s highly customer focused employees. Their combined years of experience and dedication to service levels will compliment AssessMed’s National growth.

The newly acquired Plexo IME Divison will be managed at the corporate level by Ms. Tia Levan. Tia combines over 14 years of IME operations management experience and leadership training with strong communication skills in English and French.  The Quebec team has the necessary experience required to ensure that clients receive the best possible IME services.  Tia may be reached at or at 1-888-678-2924.

Stuart M. Elman, Managing Partner of PCP states, “We could not have possibly found a more suitable buyer than AssessMed for the Plexo IME division. AssessMed’s core business philosophies on how to manage and grow a strong regional provider within a dynamic national platform are well respected within the medical assessment space. AssessMed’s current senior management team has well over 20 years of practical experience managing a national IME service provider and this invaluable experience will ensure a very smooth transition of the Plexo IME business to AssessMed in fairly short order.”  

Dr. Ben Clark, AssessMed’s National Medical Director adds, “As a national provider of unbiased and highly defensible, evidence based medical assessments, AssessMed is proud to add the Plexo IME full service delivery model within the Province of Quebec. Our service delivery model ensures that all medical reports are fully supported by the most current, evidence based and universally accepted medical literature available”.

About AssessMed Inc.

For over 25 years AssessMed has been completing independent, unbiased, evidence based medico-legal evaluations and file reviews to several different market segments, including but not limited to, Auto Insurance – including defense/plaintiff tort medicals and first party accident benefits as well as catastrophic claims, to Life and Health Disability insurers as well as to HR representatives on behalf of Corporate Canada.

AssessMed is a truly national provider of high quality IME services with strategically located regional offices in BC, Alberta, Ontario (4), Quebec and the Maritime Provinces (2).

AssessMed welcomes your enquiries from anywhere in Canada at or 1-888-678-2924.

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