Coventry Health Care of Iowa, Nebraska Names New CEO

Michael Nelson promoted from Chief Operations Officer role

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Michael Nelson was recently named as chief executive officer (CEO) of Coventry Health Care of Iowa, Inc. and Coventry Health Care of Nebraska, Inc. Nelson served previously as chief operations officer and regional vice president of sales for the Iowa and Nebraska health plans. He has been with Coventry since 2004 and is an Omaha resident.

Nelson replaces Charlie Stark, who was recently named as CEO of Coventry’s commercial health plan in Kansas. “Michael’s extensive leadership experience encompasses all functional areas of the local Coventry health plan,” said Charlie Stark. “I’m confident that under Michael’s direction, Coventry’s Iowa and Nebraska health plans will continue to leverage a strong, local leadership model to deliver best-in-class service, operational expertise and value for its customers.”

The Coventry Health Care Iowa and Nebraska plans operate in offices in Omaha, Neb.; Lincoln, Neb. and Urbandale, Iowa.

About Coventry Health Care of Iowa and Coventry Health Care of Nebraska

Coventry Health Care of Iowa ( and Coventry Health Care of Nebraska ( offer a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products, including self-funded, fully-insured, individual plans, Medicare Advantage and managed Medicaid. Serving approximately 220,000 members in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota, Coventry offers progressive medical management, innovative wellness programs, and regional and national provider networks. Coventry Health Care of Nebraska and Coventry Health Care of Iowa are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Coventry Health Care, Inc., a national managed care company with more than 5 million members nationwide.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Photos available on request.


Coventry Health Care of Iowa and Nebraska
Jessica Henely, 515-253-4244
[email protected]

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Iowa  Nebraska  South Dakota

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Professional Services  Insurance  Managed Care


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