SUNRISE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aetna (NYSE: AET) has announced that Richard Weiss has been named president of its Florida market. In this role, Weiss has profit and loss responsibility for the market’s small group, large group, public & labor and Medicare businesses.
“Richard brings strong leadership and a well-rounded background from within the company. His industry experience and business acumen makes him the right choice to lead our Florida operations,” said Jonathan Mayhew, Aetna’s president of markets.
Weiss was previously Aetna’s executive director for the Florida market, where he oversaw strategy, network operations, contracting and value-based arrangements with physician groups and hospitals throughout the state.
Prior to his role as executive director, Weiss served as Aetna’s Florida Market Chief Financial Officer (CFO) as well as the financial coach for the company’s Southeast territory. In this dual role, he led the strategic direction of the Florida market’s financial functions, including financial closing activities, planning and forecasting, and financial reporting, while also having oversight over CFOs managing the finances of eight other states.
Weiss began his career in public accounting and prior to joining Aetna, held executive roles at UnitedHealth Group and in the hospital industry.
Weiss has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida State University and is a certified public accountant.
Aetna provides coverage to more than 1.4 million members in Florida.
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 38.8 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental and behavioral health plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see http://www.aetna.com and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews
Aetna Media Contact:
Anjie Coplin, 214-200-8056