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Business briefs for Oct. 31

October 31, 2011
Marshall Independent

Humana appoints Oftedahl president for Great Plains Region

Humana Inc. has appointed Dan Oftedahl as president of Commercial and Specialty Operations in the company's Great Plains region.

In this role, Oftedahl oversees strategy and operations for Humana's commercial and specialty products in Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Eastern Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota. He has responsibility for the financial performance and growth of a broad portfolio of products including medical plans and specialty benefits - such as dental, vision, disability, life and workplace voluntary benefits.

Oftedahl will be based in the Minneapolis area.

Oftedahl brings more than 18 years of experience in health benefits to his new role with Humana in the Great Plains region. Since 2008, Oftedahl has served as president of Humana's commercial markets in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Prior to joining Humana in Colorado, Oftedahl served as regional vice president of sales for KMG America, a subsidiary of Humana specializing in group and voluntary insurance products. Before joining KMG America, Oftedahl spent several years in management and sales roles with Reliance Standard Life, in Bloomington. He began his career with United HealthCare, based in Minneapolis.

In 2010, the Denver Business Journal named Oftedahl as one of the "40 Under 40" business leaders in Denver. He is also active in several charities, including the First Tee program. He attended high school in Marshall, and has a bachelor of arts degree in management from St. John's University.

Former RPAP student with ACMC receives achievement award

Sarah Eisenschenk was named recipient of the "RPAP Student Achievement Award" for the Rural Physician Associate Program Class of 2010-11. This award is given to an outstanding RPAP student at the completion of the program year. The selection is based on excellence in academic accomplishment as measured by evaluations from preceptors, University and RPAP faculty, as well as noteworthy community involvement. As an RPAP student, Eisenschenk spent nine months of her third year (first clinical year) in a rural area with a rural physician preceptor. These preceptors mentor students in the professional and personal aspects of being a physician.

Eisenschenk's preceptor, Dr. Richard Wehseler, ACMC-New London-Spicer, nominated her for this award.

Vizecky completes course

Glenda M. Vizecky of Cottonwood, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, has attained the Fraternal Insurance Counselor designation.

The FIC title is an educational designation that can be earned by career life insurance representatives associated with fraternal insurance societies. Representatives take more than a year to meet the examination and career development criteria set by the Fraternal Field Managers Association.

 
 

 

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