|By Marketwired .||
|June 16, 2014 11:11 AM EDT||
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/16/14 -- 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 announce that Donald T. Benson has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Benson joins other directors including Thomas Johnston, Chief Executive Officer; Dr. Philip Sanger, Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Corazon M. Ramirez; and Michael Gade.
Mr. Benson currently is Chairman of the Board for a managed service and technology company and Chairman of the Audit Committee for a large mutual fund company. He also serves on the boards of healthcare and telecommunications companies. Throughout his career, Mr. Benson has held senior executive positions for such companies as CIGNA, Aetna, Coventry Health Care, TriSurant, the Methodist Health Care System in Houston, and Connecticut General. He has also served as the manager of command and control systems for the Pentagon, the White House, and the Pacific Theater.
"We look forward to benefitting from Don's 45 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies in the defense, insurance, financial services, healthcare, and real estate industries," said Thomas Johnston, CEO of EmployerDirect.
"I'm honored to join EmployerDirect's Board of Directors at a time when the healthcare industry is undergoing vast changes," said Mr. Benson. "EmployerDirect's model is transforming the way companies offer healthcare to employees."
Mr. Benson earned his Bachelor of Science in Management from Central Connecticut University and also completed continuing studies at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, The Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and Cornell University. He was also awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary Degree) from Strayer University.
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.