Matt Wieck Joins IHC Specialty Benefits as Vice President of Sales Operations and Direct Markets

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The IHC Group announced today the appointment of Matt Wieck as Vice President of Sales Operations and Direct Markets for IHC Specialty Benefits (IHC), its full-service health insurance marketing and distribution company.

Matt Wieck of IHC Specialty Benefits

Matt is going to be a valuable addition to our management team as we continue to adjust to a changing healthcare environment. His background as both an actuary and a sales leader can help IHC strategize to maximize our market leader position.

The IHC Group announced today the appointment of Matt Wieck as Vice President of Sales Operations and Direct Markets for IHC Specialty Benefits (IHC), its full-service health insurance marketing and distribution company.

Mr. Wieck has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, most recently serving as the Vice President of Direct Markets for Assurant Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his new role, Mr. Wieck brings expertise in advanced analytics with the goal of accelerating profitable growth for the organization, which has seen sales increase 30-percent for three consecutive years. He will be responsible for managing lead-generation programs, including the company’s proprietary Agent Connectivity Tools technology, optimizing call center operations, enhancing digital growth strategies and providing data analytics for sales. In addition, Mr. Wieck will assist IHC in making additional strategic investments that will further enhance distribution of its specialty benefit products.

“Matt is going to be a valuable addition to our management team as we continue to adjust to a changing healthcare environment. His background as both an actuary and a sales leader can help IHC Specialty Benefits determine the best strategy to maximize our position as a leading supplier of fixed indemnity products for groups and individuals, short term medical and gap programs,” said Brian Dow, Chief Operating Officer for IHC Specialty Benefits.

Mr. Wieck is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Marquette University with a degree in mathematics. He was admitted as a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries in 2003.

For more information on IHC Specialty Benefits, please contact Dave Keller at 952-746-6610 or email at dave.keller(at)IHCGroup(dot)com.

About The IHC Group
Independence Holding Company (NYSE: IHC) is a holding company that is principally engaged in underwriting, administering and/or distributing group and individual disability, specialty and supplemental health, pet, and life insurance through its subsidiaries since 1980. The IHC Group owns three insurance companies (Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. and Independence American Insurance Company) and IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc., which is a technology-driven insurance sales and marketing company that creates value for insurance producers, carriers and consumers (both individuals and small businesses) through a suite of proprietary tools and products (including ACA plans and small group medical stop-loss). All products are placed with highly rated carriers.

“IHC” and “The IHC Group” are the brand names for plans, products and services provided by one or more of the subsidiaries and affiliate member companies of The IHC Group (“IHC Entities”). Plans, products and services are solely and only provided by one or more IHC Entities specified on the plan, product or service contract, not The IHC Group. Not all plans, products and services are available in each state.

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