Our Team

Rico Bocala

Rico Bocala

President

Rico serves as the President of USI Student Insurance Division, as well as the West Region President of USI Employee Benefits. With more than 30 years of industry experience, he brings a wide scope of knowledge to all of our higher education clients for both the faculty/staff and student populations. Prior to joining USI in 1996, Rico held several positions with Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, including that of a healthcare underwriter.

Rico is active in the industry through his memberships with the Oregon and National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU). In addition, Rico currently serves on the Board of Directors for Partnerships in Community Living, a nonprofit organization that serves the severely disabled; Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Columbia NW; Legacy Children’s Hospital cabinet; as well as serving on both Central City Concern’s and Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s Board Development Committees.

Rich Seufer

Richard P. Seufer

Vice President

Richard Seufer (B.A. ’86 the University of Texas, MBA ’91 the University of Chicago) joined SRC, one of the precursor companies to Collegiate Insurance Resources (now USI), in 1992. He is instrumental in the maintenance of the firm’s proprietary claim forecasting models and is responsible for new business development and providing field service to clients.

He helps clients develop student health insurance programs and has the ability to deliver sharp, financially sound, objective assistance for clients faced with challenging situations.

Richard spends his free time playing golf, and he enjoys opera and folk & bluegrass guitar.

Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan

Senior Director

Matt joined USI Student Insurance Division in 2017 bringing over 13 years of experience in the Student Health Insurance industry. Prior to joining USI, Matt served as the Director of Sales at Christie Student Health where he was successful in growing a start-up organization. He previously had various roles within Aetna Student Health including the creation of the Intercollegiate Sports department and other sales roles dedicated to creating long-term relationships and growing the business throughout the United States. Matt holds a B.S. in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy

Vice President

Patrick joined USI in June of 2015, transitioning to the Student Insurance Division in June of 2016. He is a highly motivated leader with over 12 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility at Aetna, Dartfish, Arthur J. Gallagher (formerly Koster Insurance Agency) and now here at USI Student Insurance Division. An experienced executive with a proven track record of delivering superior results in a wide range of functional areas including sales, account management, operations and new business development. Patrick graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.S. in Business Management.