Health insurance 'co-op' gets executive team


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Posted Online: Jan. 30, 2013, 8:29 am
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CHICAGO (AP) A new nonprofit organization that will offer health insurance in Illinois has appointed an executive team.

The board of directors of Land of Lincoln Health announced Tuesday it has chosen Daniel Yunker as CEO. Yunker is senior vice president of the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council and will continue in that role.

Other newly named members of the executive team are William Donahue as interim president, Dennis Rizzo as CFO and Monica Katz as vice president.

The nation's health care overhaul law created a category of insurance carriers called Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans, or 'co-ops.' Land of Lincoln Health is the first co-op in Illinois to receive approval from the federal government. It received a $160 million federal loan to begin operations.














 



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