by Jasmine Batchelor
December 14, 2017
Chief Executive Officer,
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Ken was named CEO of WellCare Health Plans in January 2015. He leads the company in its mission to provide quality, cost-effective healthcare solutions for the company’s members, providers and government customers.
Ken joined WellCare as president, national health plans, in January 2014. He was promoted to president and chief operating officer in June 2014 and was named a member of the board of directors in December 2014.
Prior to joining WellCare, Ken served as president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota; CEO of Coventry Health Care’s Medicaid Division; and CEO of MHNet, a Coventry behavioral health business unit.
Ken also spent 14 years as an executive with UnitedHealth Group, rising through positions of increasing responsibility including senior vice president, national underwriting, CEO of UnitedHealthcare and CEO of the company’s Secure Horizon retail Medicare business.
Throughout his career, Ken has served on a number of boards, including the board of directors of the United Way in both Minneapolis and Phoenix. He currently sits on the board of directors for America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Amherst College and a law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.