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Gateway Health(SM) Names Horace Highland Manager of Public Affairs and Program Development for Ohio

Highland to Create Awareness of Gateway Health Expansion into Ohio Market

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gateway Health(SM) (Gateway), a leading managed care organization that offers healthcare plans to Medicare eligible individuals, announced today that Horace Highland joins the company as their new Public Affairs and Program Development Manager for Ohio. Highland, an experienced traditional and Medicare insurance professional, will act as a liaison between the Ohio community and Gateway Health, providing community outreach and generating awareness of Gateway and its programs.  Gateway recently announced that it will offer Medicare Advantage Plans in 23 Ohio counties in 2014 and hopes to grow that presence with the help of Highland and others dedicated to the Ohio market.

Most recently, Highland was a Principal Health Benefits Consultant for Highland Insurance LLC, specializing in Individual Health Plans, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement Plans and other specialty products. Prior to that, Highland held sales and marketing and management positions with United Healthcare, Humana Inc., WellCare Inc., American Family Insurance, Lubriquip, Inc and General Electric Company.  He sits on various Advisory Boards and committees in the Ohio area including:  Alpha Homes Inc., United Way's Project Blueprint, Community Support Services, Leadership Akron Alumni Association and the Minority Health Roundtable of Summit County.  Highland holds an M.B.A. from Kensington University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Central State University.

"Gateway Health is pleased to provide eligible residents of Ohio with a quality healthcare plan that can offer them a better way of life," said Marcia Martin, Vice President of Public Affairs at Gateway.  "Horace knows the Ohio market well and is dedicated to establishing the necessary business and community relationships to further enhance Gateway's presence in Ohio and create awareness of the benefits of our unique healthcare and preventive care programs."

About Gateway Health(SM):

Gateway Health(SM) is one of the largest Medicare special needs organizations in the nation that focuses on providing quality healthcare to the most vulnerable citizens – those facing chronic diseases, and those who are Medicare eligible and low-income. Gateway members have benefitted from services such as disease management, health and wellness programs and preventive care. To learn more about Gateway Health, visit us online at www.gatewayhealthplan.com.

SOURCE Gateway Health

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