Thomas L. Kelly Appointed Chief Executive Officer of HealthSmart

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HealthSmart’s Growing National Presence Strengthened by Talented Leadership

HealthSmart, the largest independent provider of managed care solutions for self‐funded employers across the country, today announced that Thomas (Tom) L. Kelly has been appointed Chief Executive Officer. Kelly, who brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare administration and finance to HealthSmart, will become CEO effective August 4, 2014.

“We are very pleased that Tom Kelly will lead HealthSmart’s growth as its new CEO,” said Garry N. Garrison, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. “Tom is highly respected within the healthcare industry for his expertise, vision and focus. We are confident in Tom’s ability to harness the power of HealthSmart’s leading platform and strong team to advance our mission of providing clients with the highest quality healthcare solutions, and to capitalize on emerging growth opportunities.”

“I am excited to join HealthSmart as its new CEO at a time of dynamic industry change and opportunity,” said Kelly. “HealthSmart has nurtured robust customer relationships and has built a powerful platform, and I look forward to working closely with the Board and the talented HealthSmart team to continue delivering outstanding execution for our customers while taking advantage of new growth opportunities created by the evolving healthcare landscape.”

Kelly is currently Chief Executive Officer of Daraja Enterprises, a company that offers plan and insurance risk management services to medical groups and health systems. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Schaller Anderson, an Aetna company. Prior to that, he was the Executive Vice President of DaVita, Inc.; Chief Executive Officer and President for Mercy Health Plans, Inc.; and Chief Executive Officer and President of Westport Healthcare Management Inc. He started his career at KPMG where he progressed through roles of increasing responsibility to become the National Director of Healthcare. Kelly earned a Masters of Science in Accounting from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from Wesleyan University.

About HealthSmart
For more than 40 years, HealthSmart has offered a wide array of customizable and scalable health plan solutions for self-funded employers. HealthSmart’s comprehensive service suite addresses individual health from all angles. This includes claims and benefits administration, provider networks, pharmacy benefit management services, business intelligence, onsite employer clinics, care management, a variety of health and wellness initiatives and web-based reporting. The Company's headquarters is in Irving, Texas, with regional hubs throughout the country. HealthSmart’s mission is to improve member health and reduce healthcare costs.

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