ZoomCare Hires Kathy Prosser to Lead Health Plan Sales

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Former Mercer Senior Executive With 26 Years In Health Insurance JoinsNew ZoomCare Health Plan Team of Honzel, Casterline and Helmuth

Kathy Prosser has a passion for building innovative health solutions. At ZoomCare, she will lead the effort to bring our vision for a neighborhood and mobile health system that delivers on the promise of Twice | Half | Ten.

Dave Sanders, MD, ZoomCare Co-Founder and CEO, today announced that Kathy Prosser will join the ZoomCare executive team as Vice President of Sales, ZoomCare Health Plan. Prosser is a health benefits executive who brings proven leadership in shaping innovative employee benefit, sales and business development strategies. Since 1995, Prosser has been leading -- locally and nationally -- Mercer’s employee benefits business solutions teams. Prior to her work at Mercer, Prosser was a Senior Sales Executive for PacifiCare Health Plan (1988-1995).

“Kathy Prosser has a passion for building innovative health solutions. At ZoomCare, she will lead the effort to bring our vision for a neighborhood and mobile health system that delivers on the promise of Twice | Half | Ten (twice the health, at half the price with ten times the customer delight) for businesses and individuals in our region,” said Dr. Sanders.

Kathy Prosser will be joined on the ZoomCare Health Plan Team by other talented, experienced healthcare executives, including:

Denise Honzel, Leader, ZoomCare Health Plan. Denise has been a leader in the healthcare industry in Oregon for more than 30 years. Between 1979 and 2004, Honzel has held a number of leadership roles with Kaiser Permanente’s Northwest Region, including Vice President and Health Plan Manager. Honzel has also been active in shaping Oregon health policy in various leadership roles, including: Executive Director of the Oregon Health Leadership Council; member of the Oregon Health Policy Commission; member of the Governor’s Health Information Infrastructure Committee; Chair of the Oregon Medical Insurance Pool Board; Director of the Oregon Center for Health Professions at the Oregon Institute of Technology [OIT]; and member of the Board of the Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute.

Debbi Casterline, Director, Underwriting and Pricing, ZoomCare Health Plan. Casterline brings 27 years of experience in underwriting: Casterline was Kaiser Permanente’s Director of National Accounts (2008-present), Manager Large Group Underwriting (2004-2008) and Senior Underwriter (2001-2004). Prior to Kaiser, Casterline worked at Healthnet of Oregon and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Oregon.

Georgann Helmuth, Manager, Individual and Small Group Products, ZoomCare Health Plan. Since 1998, Helmuth has demonstrated her leadership skills as an insurance professional with a proven track record in sales, sales management, marketing and operations. Most recently, Helmuth worked at the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Corporation as a Business Development Manager and Operations Analyst. Prior to that she was an Account Executive with Regence Bluecross Blueshield of Oregon.

Note to Reporters:
ZoomCare Health Plan. In 2014, the Oregon Insurance Division issued a license – a Certificate of Authority – acknowledging that ZoomCare is fully qualified to provide health insurance in Oregon.

ZoomCare. Established in 2006, ZoomCare is building the world’s first neighborhood and mobile health plan. Currently, there are 23 neighborhood healthcare clinics in Oregon and Washington connected by a technology platform that links patient/members, providers and insurers. For additional information about ZoomCare, please visit http://www.zoomcare.com and http://www.facebook.com/zoomcare.

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