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Medica Names John Naylor to Position of Senior Vice President, Commercial Markets


Medica today named John Naylor senior vice president, commercial markets. The move is effective Nov. 19. Naylor joined Medica in April 2010 as vice president and general manager of commercial sales.

“John will be a strong and effective leader for Medica's commercial business segment,” said David Tilford, Medica chief executive officer. “He has been an integral part of our leadership team for the past two and one-half years and has been a great contributor to the growth of our commercial business. I expect this to be a very smooth transition for Medica, our customers and our business partners.”

Naylor replaces Simeon Schindelman, who has taken the position of chief executive officer of Bloom Health.

Prior to joining Medica, Naylor was the market leader for the Minneapolis office of Towers Watson (formerly Towers Perrin) for 21 years. In addition, Naylor was directly accountable for the US Central Region and served on the Global Operations Council for Towers Perrin's HR consulting business.

A graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, Naylor has degrees in actuarial science and accounting.

About Medica
Serving about 1.5 million members, Medica is a health insurance company headquartered in Minneapolis and active in the Upper Midwest. The non-profit company provides health care coverage in the employer, individual, Medicaid, Medicare and Medicare Part D markets in Minnesota and a growing number of counties in North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Medica also offers national network coverage to employers who also have employees outside the Medica regional network.

Medica is accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA®) for its Minnesota Medicaid HMO plans and commercial health plans in Minnesota and North Dakota. Medica's vision is to become the community's health plan of choice, trusted for its integrity, respected for its service, and admired for its commitment to innovation and efficiency.

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Greg Bury, 952-992-8437

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