CHICAGO, IL – June 11, 2013 – ConnectedHealth, provider of the industry-leading health insurance and benefits ecommerce exchange and personalized shopping platform for employers, health plans and consumers, is excited to welcome Fred Karutz as its new Senior Vice President of Business Development. Karutz will direct the Company’s sales and client service organizations, building on ConnectedHealth’s growing footprint in the health-care marketplace. Karutz will also represent the Company at the upcoming Atlantic Information Services (AIS) webinar, “How to Market Products Sold on the New Health Insurance Exchanges,” on June 27, 2013 at 1 p.m. EST.
“Having Fred join our team adds a tremendous amount of leadership and industry expertise that our current and future customers will benefit from,” said ConnectedHealth President Joe Donlan. “Fred’s intricate knowledge of health insurance segments and consumer marketing, along with his hands-on experience in leading sales and service teams, accelerates our focus to drive our clients’ growth through transformative solutions.”
As part of his efforts, Karutz will expand the account management and sales teams, and develop comprehensive strategies to enhance and grow ConnectedHealth’s opportunities with employers, carriers, innovation partners and consumers nationwide.
“The time is right for transformational change in health care,” said Karutz. “As health reform continues to accelerate trends already underway, ConnectedHealth has an unprecedented opportunity to leverage its award-winning Smart Choices™ Exchange platform to help employers dramatically reduce cost to service, manage economic realities and create compelling consumer value through personalization and lifecycle engagement.”
A graduate of Northwestern University and The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, Kartuz has nearly two decades of experience in strategy, product development, marketing and operations for hospitals, health plans and technology companies. Prior to ConnectedHealth, Karutz served as general manager of health plan solutions at Silverlink Communications, and previously as corporate vice president of consumer markets at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the fourth-largest health plan in the country, where he led the launch of its first CDHP portfolio and ran the consumer markets division.
Follow this link to register for the June 27 AIS Exchange webinar featuring Karutz: http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c3r29_062713.
ConnectedHealth drives corporate growth by making it easy for employees to be healthy and financially secure. Founded by pioneers of the consumer transparency movement, the Company’s award-winning consumer-friendly platform delivers innovative benefits strategies while offering consumers the most intuitive benefits shopping platform available. To learn more about how ConnectedHealth is revolutionizing group and individual benefits, visit us at www.ConnectedHealth.com or on Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter.