Insurance Directory Featured

8:00pm EDT May 26, 2009

Aetna Inc.

4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33624
(888) 422-2128
Ronald A. Williams
Chairman and CEO
Aetna provides a broad range of insurance and employee benefits products that are tailored to small, midsized and large multinational employers. It is one of the nation’s leaders in health care, dental, pharmacy, group life and disability insurance, and employee benefits.
Year founded: 1850
Key products
Health care, dental, pharmacy group life, disability
Businesses of all sizes, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries

AvMed Health Plans

1511 N. West Shore Blvd., #450
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 281-5650
Bill Mazza
Director, client services
AvMed serves 240,000 members through a list of health coverage plans to large and small employer groups throughout the state. A SantaFe HealthCare company, AvMed also encourages good health and wellness through a range of preventive care services. The National Research Corporation ranked AvMed the health plan with the highest customer care in Florida.
Year founded: 1969
Key products
Medical, dental, payroll solutions, premium only plans, consumer-driven health care options
Group, individual, Medicare

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc.

4350 W. Cypress St., #400
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 888-1663
Michael Guyett
Group vice president
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Inc. and its subsidiaries serve more than 8.8 million people, 4.2 million of which are enrolled in the company’s health insurance plans. As the oldest and largest health plan provider in the state of Florida, it holds 32 percent of the health insurance market share in the state.
Year founded: 1944
Key products
Health business, life and specialty ventures, government business
Businesses, individuals under the age of 65 and families, Medicare-eligible individuals

CIGNA HealthCare

5404 Cypress Center Drive
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 353-4400
Dean Mirabella
Vice president of sales — Florida
CIGNA HealthCare provides medical, pharmacy and dental care services to employers. The company also offers employees services in health and wellness and behavior change, including behavioral health benefits, medical management and assistance with work-life support programs. CIGNA Corp. received the Best Overall Employee Assistance Program according to Business Insurance’s annual Readers Choice Awards.
Year founded: 1982
Key products
Medical, pharmacy, dental, life, behavioral health benefits

Coventry Health Care Inc.

5130 Eisenhower Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 806-2151
Michael Read
Coventry Health Care provides health coverage to employer groups and individuals of all ages. Its plan offerings include fully insured preferred provider organization and consumer-driven health care plans as well as a complete range of options for self-funded groups. Coventry has more than 380,000 physicians and 4,600 hospitals in its national network.
Year founded: 1986
Key products
Preferred provider organizations, consumer-driven health care, options for self-funded groups
Employers, individuals under age 65

Health Markets Inc.

3101 S. Manhattan Ave.
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 379-6580
Phillip J. Hildebrand
Through its insurance subsidiaries, HealthMarkets provides flexible health protection products to the self-insured. It allows members — small businesses, individuals and families — to customize their health coverage, including picking what they can afford when it comes to co-pays and deductibles. HealthMarkets offers an array of coverage plans from basic to catastrophic. The company also offers coverage in specialized areas like cancer and critical care insurance.
Year founded: 1985
Key products
Medical, dental, vision, accident, critical care
Small businesses, individuals, families

Humana Inc.

5401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 286-8829
Craig Drablos
President, Florida Commercial Operations
Humana is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.4 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Year founded: 1961
Key products
Health care, dental, venture capital, Medicare
Group, individual, military

UnitedHealth Group Inc.

9009 Corporate Lane Drive, #200
Tampa, FL 33634
(813) 890-4500
Steven J. Hemsley
President and CEO
UnitedHealth Group serves more than 73 million individuals in all 50 states and internationally. UnitedHealth Group caters to companies of all sizes through UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth and Ingenix, three of its six businesses. Fortune magazine named the company No. 1 in the industry for innovation in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Year founded: 1974
Key products
Group, individual, retirees, pharmacy benefit management
Large companies, government