WPS Health Insurance

WPS Health Insurance, a Leading Provider of Individual Health Insurance, Appoints a New Member to its Executive Team

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MADISON, Wisconsin
March 20, 2013

WPS Health Insurance, Wisconsin's leading not-for-profit health insurer and provider of affordable group and individual health insurance, recently added Ellen Foley, a veteran journalist and marketing communications leader, to its executive team, President and CEO Mike Hamerlik announced today. Foley joins WPS as vice president of corporate communications.

"Ellen will be an integral part of our efforts as we take on the opportunities presented by health care reform," Hamerlik said. "Ellen's deep knowledge of strategic efforts makes her an invaluable asset to the senior leadership team charged with growing WPS in the near term and laying the groundwork for continued success in the long term," Hamerlik said. He added that the company was able to hire after several retirements and efficiencies made at the top administrative levels.

Foley is a 30-year veteran of daily journalism, the former editor of the Wisconsin State Journal, and was a leader of the $134 million successful referendum at Madison College in 2010. Her expertise as a social media and digital marketing executive are chronicled in the soon-to-be-released book, Social Works.

Foley worked as the digital communications leader for Rippe Keane Marketing Inc. in 2012 and is president of Foley Media Group.

At WPS, she will manage day-to-day communications with employees, insurance agents, health care providers, members, and prospective customers.

About WPS Health Insurance
Founded in 1946, WPS is Wisconsin's leading not-for-profit health insurer, offering affordable individual health insurance, family health insurance, high-deductible health plans, and short-term health insurance, as well as flexible and affordable group plans and cost-effective benefit plan administration for businesses. The WPS Medicare division administers Part A and B benefits for millions of seniors in multiple states, and the WPS TRICARE division serves millions more members of the U.S. military and their families. In 2012, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the third straight year. WPS is the only health insurance company to earn this distinction multiple times. For more information about WPS Health Insurance, visit www.wpsic.com.