INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anthem, Inc. has announced Tomas Orozco as president of its Medicare east region. He will oversee Anthem’s Medicare operations in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. Previously, Orozco served as president of Simply Healthcare’s Medicare business in Florida.
“Tomas is a respected leader at Anthem and brings a strong commitment to delivering consumer-centric solutions that meet the health care and lifestyle needs of our members,” said Marc Russo, Anthem’s national president of Medicare. “Leveraging his collaborative leadership style and 20 years of industry experience, Tomas led Simply’s Medicare Advantage plans to multiple years of 4-Star ratings by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services – a significant achievement for a plan that is less than five years old. I am confident he will bring the same drive and results to the rest of Anthem’s Medicare business in the east region.”
Tomas joined Simply Healthcare in 2011 as executive vice president of the south Florida market. Four years later, Orozco was appointed president of the Medicare line of business. He oversaw one of the fastest growing Medicare Advantage plans in Florida, with more than 50 percent growth in plan membership over the past 14 months. Orozco also brought more than 75 percent of Simply’s members into value-based provider agreements, recognizing the importance of rewarding patient health outcomes when contracting with clinicians.
“I am honored that Anthem and its leadership team has put its trust in me to lead the Medicare east region during an exciting and dynamic time for the health care industry,” said Orozco. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in developing products that give consumers access to high-quality, affordable health care and clear the way for members to live the life they’ve earned.”
Orozco will operate out of Anthem’s Miami, FL, office as he continues his focus on growing Anthem’s Medicare business in Florida and leads the rest of the east region in its efforts to meet the needs of current and future members of Anthem’s affiliated health plans. He will serve as president of both the Florida plan and Anthem’s Medicare east region until a new president is named for Simply Healthcare.
Prior to Simply Healthcare, Orozco held executive positions at CarePlus Health Plans and worked at Physicians Healthcare Plans, Inc. before that.
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