MINNETONKA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medica today announced that Tom Lindquist has joined Medica as senior vice president and general manager of its redesigned Government Programs segment, which now combines the organization’s Medicare and Medicaid lines of business.
Lindquist has more than three decades of health insurance experience, including more than 10 years at UnitedHealth Group. He was president and chief operating officer of Ovations, UnitedHealth Group’s $30 billion business focused on seniors, including Medicare Advantage. He also created a new company at UnitedHealth Group, United Retiree Solutions, a multi-billion dollar business dedicated to the employer group retiree market.
Most recently, Lindquist was part of the leadership team for an innovation group aimed at bringing cutting edge products to senior markets. During his time at UnitedHealth Group, he also served as a health insurance industry liaison to the Congressional Budget Office and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
“Tom has served in multiple roles of increasing responsibility, all focused on seniors and the Medicare market,” said John Naylor, Medica chief executive officer. “That depth of experience, combined with his work with the federal government, will serve us well as we undergo a variety of change and challenge in our Government Programs’ business.”
Medica (www.medica.com) is a health services company headquartered in Minneapolis and active in the Upper Midwest. The non-profit company provides health care coverage in the employer, individual, Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Part D markets in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Medica also offers national network coverage to employers who have employees outside the Medica regional network.
Medica’s vision is to become the community’s health plan of choice, trusted for its integrity, respected for its service, and admired for its commitment to innovation and efficiency. Medica partners with the communities it serves in many ways, including the Medica Foundation, a nonprofit, charitable grant-making foundation. The Medica Foundation, which provided $1.5 million in grants in 2015, generally seeks to fund community-based programs and initiatives that can provide sustainable, measurable improvements in the availability, access and quality of healthcare.
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