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Executive Team

Karen L. Andalman, CWC

President and Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Andalman founded WellChoice, Inc. (formerly Managed Care Concepts) in 1992 as a full service medical management company specializing in customizing programs and administering services for employee benefit plans. She has developed programs for clients in the areas of: corporate wellness programs (health risk assessments, biometric screenings, wellness coaching, and corporate wellness initiatives), utilization management (precertification, utilization review, discharge planning, medical necessity review services, and hospital bill auditing and negotiations), medical case management, disease management, and worker’s compensation case management.

Ms. Andalman maintains the overall strategic direction of the entire business operation. She chairs the WellChoice, Inc. Quality Management Committee and serves as the WellChoice, Inc. Privacy Officer.

She previously was the Chief Executive Officer of Bene-Flex, Inc, a full-function TPA firm that offered the design, sale and administration of employee benefit plans for self-insured companies (closely-held corporations, school districts, and municipalities). Prior to that, she co-founded Andalman Insurance Management, Ltd an insurance agency located in Chicago, Illinois.

Andalman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois. She holds professional licenses as a State of Illinois Insurance Producer, which includes Life, Accident & Health, and Property & Casualty. She has also published several articles in health and insurance industry magazines, including Business Insurance and Risk and Insurance. She achieved the Certified Wellness Coach certification in 2006.