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EmployerDirect Welcomes Jeff Gary as Executive Vice President of Business Development

Leadership Role Will Include Driving Strategic Alliances and Partnerships

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/14/14 -- EmployerDirect, a leader in value-based healthcare that helps large, self-insured employers provide transparency for the quality and cost of their employees' planned medical procedures, is pleased to welcome Jeff Gary as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Gary has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry and has served in executive positions with a variety of managed healthcare organizations. Jeff's responsibilities at EmployerDirect are to create and lead internal and external strategic business development initiatives as well as lead strategic alliance and partnership opportunities.

"Over the past 12 years, Jeff has worked with many successful companies while running his own consulting company," said Thomas Johnston, CEO at EmployerDirect. "He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in strategic business development that will prove invaluable as we expand our employer and provider networks nationwide."

Jeff was the founder and president of The JMG Group in Austin, Texas, a strategic healthcare consulting company that focuses on innovation, revenue growth, medical spend and cost containment solutions. He is an active advisor and consultant to numerous healthcare and insurance organizations. In 2008, he formed Stratabex, LLC, a healthcare business development company that he later sold to Prescription Benefits Inc. Throughout his career, he has held leadership positions with companies including Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Humana, and UnitedHealth Group.

"At a time when healthcare costs continue to escalate, EmployerDirect offers a proven and innovative alternative for self-insured employers to generate substantial hard cost savings," said Jeff Gary. "The company's mission of improving accessibility to quality healthcare and offering an unmatched level of service is in parallel with the goals that I have been working toward."

About EmployerDirect Healthcare
EmployerDirect, a leader in value-based healthcare, transforms the way self-funded employer health plans purchase healthcare for their members, saving 30-50 percent on planned medical procedures with the potential to reduce total plan cost by 6-10 percent. The company also offers a unique medical concierge service called SurgeryPlus that assists covered members with selecting a provider, scheduling a procedure, transferring medical records, coordinating travel logistics and negotiating surgery costs BEFORE the surgery occurs. For more information about EmployerDirect, please visit www.edhc.com or call (888)241-8537.

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