John M. Murphy Appointed to HealthSmart’s Board of Directors

John M. Murphy Appointed to HealthSmart’s Board of Directors

Release date: 6/8/2017

Murphy’s leadership strengthens HealthSmart’s leadership

HealthSmart is pleased to announce the appointment of John M. Murphy to the Board of Directors. He is a senior executive in the health insurance industry, whose wide range of skills include managing profit/loss, mergers/acquisitions and leading health plans and brokerage firms.

Murphy was the Managing Director of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc. from 2005 to 2013 and was responsible for managing all aspects of the company. He served at Anthem, Inc. for 17 years as a Senior Officer and was instrumental in preparing the public offerings of both Acordia, Inc. in 1992 and Anthem, Inc. in 2001. From 2000 to 2005, he served as President of Anthem Specialty Business, which included Prescription, Behavioral, Life, Dental and Vision benefits, increasing revenue from $300M to $1.2B. Murphy also served as General Manager and Head of Operations at Anthem Midwest from 1997 to 2000.

Previously, Murphy served as President and CEO of Acordia Senior Personal Benefits, President and CEO of Anthem Life of Indiana, and Vice President of Marketing at American National Insurance Company. He began his career as an auditor for the New York Insurance Department and later as Chief Accountant for GEICO.

Murphy has been President of the Ivy Tech Community College Foundation since 2013. He has been instrumental in making it the largest community college foundation in the United States, by increasing major gifts, fund donations and creating a collaborative, teamwork-based culture.
“We provide every service that plan sponsors need to reduce healthcare costs; we manage members with dignity and respect—a mark of our excellence in service. John’s vast experience and personality make him a perfect fit and leader for our Board and our Company,” said Phil Christianson, CEO.

“I am honored to join the HealthSmart Board of Directors and look forward to working with the company,” said Murphy. “HealthSmart is poised to be the gold-standard of the industry.”

Murphy received both his B.S., Accounting and MBA, Finance from St. John’s University.