Excel Health Plans Announces Advisory Board, Plans for Growth

Excel Health Plans LLC today announces the formation of an advisory board comprised of experts and leaders from across the business and healthcare landscape. The board will provide strategic advice to CEO Michael Patton and Excel’s senior management team as Excel expands its nationwide market presence while continuing it’s innovations in level-funded employer health plans. The board includes individuals notable for their leadership and insight including: 

Lee Lewis, Chief Strategy Officer, Health Transformation Alliance. Lee has advised healthcare strategy at Fortune 10 employers, insurance companies, medical associations and the Depts. of Justice and Labor. Lee has played key roles in the founding and incubation of two dozen health benefit companies.  A sought-after speaker and consultant, Lee is co-founder of the Health Value Exchange and recipient of numerous awards for innovation and consulting.  

Reid Rasmussen – founder of Freshbenies, an engagement platform to help people control their healthcare by combining telehealth, advocacy, consumer tools, savings networks and more. Prior to founding Freshbenies, Rasmussen appeared four times on Inc5000’s fastest growing companies list. His experience includes positions at health insurance carriers and general agencies. 

Saju Joseph, General and Oncological Surgeon, Co-founder, Summit Specialty Physicians. Dr. Joseph completed his medical education at Tufts University School of Medicine and his residency at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where he received the prestigious Harvard Housestaff and Fellows Teaching Award. A leading researcher, he is on the editorial board of six journals and regularly presents research and lectures in the US and abroad. 

Steven Lupien – Director, Center for Blockchain & Digital Innovation, University of Wyoming.  Lupien leadership roles at the Univ. of Wyoming and as Founder & Advisor of the Digital Asset Trade Association places him at the forefront of how business adopt and operationalize cutting edge digital technologies. Lupien’s experience spans several industries and senior corporate roles in business development, global marketing, sales, and engineering. 

“The Excel Health Plans Advisory Board will provide both deep and broad expertise as we grow and improve in almost every aspect of our business,” said company CEO, Michael Patton. “I am grateful for their support and guidance as we embark on an exciting period of growth.”

About Excel Health Plans

Excel provides employers, unions, and other organizations with turnkey level funded self-insured health plans that offer high-quality, affordable care. Excel’s solutions for employer health benefits include zero-dollar point-of-care options, flexible PPO provider networks, and cost controls that enable employers to maintain affordable coverage for their employees. With members across 47 states, Excel supports employers and unions by enabling thousands of employees and families to access better care with zero co-pay telehealth and personalized care navigators. Excel Health Plans — Quality Healthcare. At Fair Prices. For a Change.