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Longtime Arise Executive Mark Minsloff to Retire

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GREEN BAY, Wisconsin
April 18, 2013

Arise Health Plan, a subsidiary of Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation (WPS), announced today that Mark Minsloff, chief operating officer of Arise Health Plan, will retire May 1.

Minsloff plans to spend more time on community service, including the American Red Cross, and travel with his wife, Vicki. They look forward to summers and falls at their home in Vilas County.

"My family and I have enjoyed our years in Green Bay and the many lifelong friends we have made here, especially my colleagues at Arise," Minsloff said. "It's time for Vicki and I to visit the many cities we've dreamed about and enjoy more time at the lake."

WPS CEO and President Mike Hamerlik said the company will miss Minsloff's leadership and experience.

"We wish Mark the best in his well-deserved retirement," Hamerlik said. "He stayed with us longer than he planned to help our company prepare for the challenges of health care reform and the increasing role that government will play in our health care decisions. His focus and his initiative will be missed."

Minsloff joined WPS in 2005 as a result of the acquisition of Prevea Health Plan, where he served as president and chief executive officer since 1999.

Minsloff previously held executive positions at American Medical Security Insurance Co., Employers Health Insurance/Humana and Physicians Plus Insurance Corp.

He worked earlier in his career as a clinician and hospital executive and earned a master's degree in Health Care Administration.

About Arise Health Plan and WPS Health Insurance
Arise Health Plan is a subsidiary of WPS, which is headquartered in Madison, WI. 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 2013, the international Ethisphere® Institute named WPS one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for the fourth 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.