Health Insurance Innovations Appoints Gavin Southwell as CEO


TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIIQ), a leading developer, distributor, and virtual administrator of affordable health plans, announced today that the Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HII) Board of Directors has appointed Gavin Southwell, President of the Company since July 2016, to the role of Chief Executive Officer and board member, effective immediately. In connection with this appointment, Patrick McNamee is transitioning out as Chief Executive Officer.

About Gavin Southwell

A strategic visionary and proven leader, Mr. Southwell brings with him nearly 15 years of executive leadership experience and a strong track record of delivering enhanced performance with a customer focused approach in his prior positions with insurance and insurance brokerage companies. Since joining HII in April 2016, Mr. Southwell has been instrumental in the Company’s success in driving growth and controlling costs.

About Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (HII)

HII is a market leader in developing innovative health insurance products that are affordable and meet the needs of health insurance plan shoppers. HII develops insurance products through partnerships with best-in-class insurance companies and markets them via its broad distribution network of licensed insurance agents across the nation, its call center network and its unique online capability. Additional information about HII can be found at HII's Consumer Division includes, a website for researching, comparing and purchasing short-term health insurance products online and, a free website that compares and ranks all health insurance plans, and uses objective data to publish unbiased health insurance market analyses and other consumer advocacy research. 

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