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Mark Cary Named Senior Vice President of Medicare Sales and Actuarial Services for Health Partners Plans

Philadelphia, PA — Veteran managed care actuary and executive health care leader Mark Cary has returned to Health Partners Plans (HPP) as senior vice president of Medicare Sales and Actuarial Services, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer William S. George. In this role, Mr. Cary will oversee Medicare Sales and Actuarial Services and work with executive leadership to integrate business development opportunities and develop strategic initiatives to achieve revenue, retention and margin growth for Health Partners Plans’ Medicare product line.

As HPP’s first chief actuary for Medicaid and Medicare, Mr. Cary worked at the company from 2001 to 2006 as director before becoming vice president. In this role, he identified cost-saving opportunities for the company and led several strategic corporate initiatives resulting in millions of dollars in annual savings without compromising quality.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark back to HPP,” says Mr. George. “His vast knowledge of commercial, Medicare and Medicaid managed care insurance products is a huge asset to our organization. I am confident that his expertise and leadership will help propel future growth for HPP.”

With more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry, Mr. Cary has a proven track record of excellence in meeting or exceeding business goals and customer service in both the consulting and corporate environments. Most recently, Mr. Cary worked to align sales strategies, culture and processes for Optum where he held the position of vice president and practice leader for the Medicare Actuarial Practice. Prior to that, Mr. Cary was instrumental in the development of Medicare Advantage product and pricing strategy (including dual-eligible special needs) for several companies, including InnovaCare Health and Independence Blue Cross.
Mr. Cary received his bachelor of science in mathematics from Villanova University. He resides in Philadelphia with his partner Connie Keith and two children.

Nationally recognized for its innovations in managed care, Health Partners Plans is among the top fifteen Medicaid plans in the country, one of the highest-rated in Pennsylvania and receives strong ratings for member and provider satisfaction according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance’s (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2016–2017. Health Partners Plans is a not-for-profit managed health care organization serving more than 273,000 members in Southeastern Pennsylvania and parts of the Lehigh/Capital region. It provides a broad range of health coverage options through Health Partners Medicare, Health Partners (Medicaid) and KidzPartners (Children’s Health Insurance Program) plans. Founded more than 30 years ago, Health Partners Plans is one of the few hospital-owned health plans in the country. Learn more about how Health Partners Plans is doing it right at, and

Monet T. Irving
Manager, Corporate Communications