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ConnectiCare Announces Leadership Change

FARMINGTON, CT (January 12, 2017) – ConnectiCare announced today that Michael Wise, President and Chief Executive Officer, is leaving the company as of February 1, 2017.  Wise has led ConnectiCare since 2010, steering the company through a period of unprecedented growth. During Wise’s tenure, ConnectiCare has continued to be one of the country’s highest rated health plans. 

“Michael has been a strong leader whose dedication and performance has made ConnectiCare a pivotal player on the state and national scene,” said Karen Ignagni, President and Chief Executive Officer of EmblemHealth, ConnectiCare’s parent company. “While Michael will be missed, he has put in place a talented and capable executive leadership team that will carry on ConnectiCare’s commitment to Connecticut; providing high quality, affordable health care coverage to our friends and neighbors across the state.” 

Eric Galvin has been named President and Chief Operating Officer and will lead the ConnectiCare team.  Eric previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  He has more than 20 years of experience in the health care industry including leadership positions in operations, underwriting, finance and human resources.  

“I look forward to leading the ConnectiCare team as we embrace the many opportunities that lie ahead for our company at this very dynamic time in the industry,” said Galvin.  

“Eric is a trusted leader who understands the value ConnectiCare brings to the market and will ensure a seamless continuation of our commitment to serving the people of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts,” said Ignagni.

Galvin came to ConnectiCare from Blue Cross Blue Shield South Carolina, where he was active in efforts to make the health care system more sustainable and affordable.  Eric is a Connecticut native and graduate of the University of Connecticut.

About ConnectiCare 

ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut.  ConnectiCare’s mission is to make it easy for members to get the care they need. A local company for 35 years, ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals and those who are Medicare-eligible. A subsidiary of EmblemHealth, ConnectiCare leads the individual, Medicare and small group markets in the state, and is ranked among the top commercial health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. For more information, visit connecticare.com. To learn about ConnectiCare’s health insurance plans, visit chooseconnecticare.com.