BLIS, Inc. is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon offering financial and insurance products designed to help improve access to surgery. The principal insurance product developed by BLIS is called BLISCareā„¢, an innovative and proprietary product that insures surgeons for complication related care. BLIS, who is also the program administrator for the BLISCare product, has provided protection on more than 4,300 bariatric cases on behalf of 230 BLIS surgeons. By addressing the complication risk associated with bariatric surgery, BLIS is helping employers assist their employees obtain bariatric surgery. BLISCare is underwritten by Ironshore Specialty Insurance Company, part of Ironshore Insurance Ltd. which currently has a Best's Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent).