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Humana Appoints President For Great Lakes Medicare Region

Stocks in this article: HUM

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has appointed Timothy O’Rourke as President of the company’s Medicare division in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin.

In his role, O’Rourke will be responsible for operational leadership of Humana’s Medicare HMO and PPO health plans, Medicare prescription drug plans, Medicare supplement policies and private fee-for-service health plans offered to people eligible for Medicare in the three-state Great Lakes Region.

O’Rourke joins Humana from Aveta Inc., where he served as President of new-market development. Before he joined Aveta, O’Rourke was with Humana from 2002 to 2011, serving in multiple leadership roles including national Vice President of Provider Engagement, Vice President of national contracting for Humana’s East Region, Vice President of network management for Humana’s Northeast Region and Director of Medicare networks and operations.

“Tim’s extensive experience in health care management and network development will be an asset to our Great Lakes region,” said Alan Wheatley, President, Medicare for Humana. “He has supported a broad geographic area and worked on Humana’s most progressive initiatives, including physician rewards, medical homes, accountable care organizations and new HMO development. We are excited to welcome Tim back to our team.”

O’Rourke earned his bachelor’s degree in health administration from Northern Illinois University. He will be based out of Humana’s Chicago office.

Humana offers a broad portfolio of Medicare plans across the U.S., including HMO, PPO and private fee-for-service health plans, as well as Medicare prescription drug plans and Medicare supplement policies. Annual enrollment for 2013 Medicare plans runs from Oct. 15, 2012 through Dec. 7, 2012. More information can be found at www.Humana-Medicare.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

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