HealthMarkets, Inc. Adds Michael Z. Stahl to Senior Management Team

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Michael Z Stahl to focus on developing and overseeing the Company's direct to consumer strategies which will include conducting and analyzing consumer research to identify opportunities for the subsidiary distribution and insurance companies.

Michael Z. Stahl

Michael Z. Stahl, HealthMarkets SVP, Direct to Consumer

As we move closer to the full implementation of healthcare reform, the ability to develop new, cost-effective lead sources and distribution channels, such as direct-to-consumer, will be a key competitive factor

HealthMarkets, Inc. (http://www.healthmarketsinc.com) announced the appointment of Michael Z. Stahl as Senior Vice President. In this new position, Stahl will lead the company’s efforts to build direct to consumer distribution for its distribution and insurance subsidiaries.

HealthMarkets, Inc., through its subsidiary companies, is focused on meeting the insurance needs of individuals, families and small business with a portfolio of products that includes life insurance, individual health insurance, supplemental insurance, long-term care insurance and certain Medicare products.

“As we move closer to the full implementation of healthcare reform, the ability to develop new, cost-effective lead sources and distribution channels will be a key competitive factor. I am excited to have Mike join our management team and lead our efforts in these areas,” said Kenneth J. Fasola, President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthMarkets, Inc. “Mike will be focused on developing and overseeing our direct-to-consumer strategies and conducting and analyzing consumer research to identify opportunities for our subsidiary companies.”

Prior to joining HealthMarkets, Stahl served as Vice President, Marketing and Operations for Kemper Corporation’s direct-to-consumer business unit. He also served as Vice President Product Management for the unit’s homeowners, boat and umbrella lines of business. Earlier in his career, Stahl served as Regional Product Manager in Kemper’s Preferred business unit in the product management department. He has also worked at The Travelers in a variety of finance and operational capacities.

Stahl holds B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is also holds the designations Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Insurance Accounting & Finance (AIAF) and Associate in Reinsurance (ARe).

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About HealthMarkets, Inc.

HealthMarkets, Inc. is a holding company focused on serving the insurance needs of individuals, families, and small business through its subsidiary insurance and distribution companies. Our subsidiary insurance companies include The Chesapeake Life Insurance Company®, HealthMarkets Insurance CompanySM, Mid-West National Life Insurance Company of TennesseeSM and The MEGA Life and Health Insurance CompanySM. The distribution subsidiary of HealthMarkets, Inc., Insphere Insurance Solutions®, is a licensed agency in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and offers a portfolio of life, health, supplemental, long-term care and senior products from national and regional carriers. The administrative offices of HealthMarkets, Inc. and its subsidiary companies are located in North Richland Hills, Texas. For more information visit http://www.healthmarketsinc.com.

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