Linda Tiano ('81) named President, Regional Health Plans, Health Net of the Northeast


Source: Business Wire

Linda Tiano Named President, Regional Health Plans, Health Net of the Northeast


LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Health Net, Inc. (NYSE:HNT) today announced the appointment of Linda Tiano as president, Regional Health Plans, Health Net of the Northeast. In this newly created position, Tiano, 52, will lead the efforts for the Northeast operations under the agreement with UnitedHealthcare and report to Jim Woys, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Health Net, Inc.

On December 11, 2009, UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) company, and Health Net, Inc. announced that UnitedHealthcare had completed the previously announced acquisition of Health Net of the Northeast’s licensed subsidiaries and the rights to renew Health Net’s membership in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.

“Linda will be based in Connecticut and lead the efforts of the Northeast operations per our agreements with UnitedHealthcare,” said Woys. “Linda will work with the local management team to continue to provide excellent customer service for our members during this transition.”

Paul Lambdin, president, Health Net of the Northeast, who has been instrumental in closing the Northeast transaction, will continue with Health Net during the first quarter of 2010 to support Tiano and to ensure a smooth transition of our membership to UnitedHealthcare.

Tiano has served as Health Net, Inc. senior vice president, general counsel and secretary since January 2007. Prior to joining Health Net, she was the senior vice present and general counsel for WellChoice, Inc., the parent of Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New York. Following WellChoice’s acquisition by WellPoint, Inc. in late 2005, she was vice president and deputy general counsel for the East Region and National Accounts for WellPoint. Before WellChoice, Tiano was vice president and general counsel of MVP Health Plan in New York and, prior to MVP was a partner in the New York office of Epstein Becker & Green.

Tiano, a member of the New York Bar, earned her J.D. from Boston University Law School and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati.

About Health Net

Health Net, Inc. is among the nation’s largest publicly traded managed health care companies. Its mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. The company’s health plans and government contracts subsidiaries provide health benefits to approximately 6.6 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net’s behavioral health subsidiary, MHN, provides mental health benefits to approximately 6.5 million individuals in all 50 states. The company’s subsidiaries also offer managed health care products related to prescription drugs, and offer managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.

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