Humana Names J. Edward Quinlan, Jr. as President of Specialty Products in Southern California

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that J. Edward Quinlan, Jr. has been appointed president of specialty products for Humana’s Southern California operations.

In this role, Quinlan will be responsible for overall management and strategic planning for Humana’s dental, vision, group term life, individual term life, disability income, accident, critical illness, cancer and stop-loss insurance products in Southern California. He will be based in Irvine.

“Ed will play a key role in continuing to build customer satisfaction by offering Humana’s specialty products that will help employers improve employee retention and productivity,” said Mark El-Tawil, regional chief executive officer for Humana’s West Region commercial operations. “Ed has more than 30 years of experience in corporate benefits management, sales and marketing. He is perfectly suited to help Humana serve our customers and grow our specialty business in Southern California.”

Quinlan most recently served as a regional manager for The Hartford. He also held roles at Buck Consultants, MetLife and Liberty Mutual, in addition to other positions. Quinlan is a graduate of Bowdoin College.

“I am excited to join a team poised and ready to support Humana’s growth in Southern California,” Quinlan said. “The wide range of specialty products Humana offers presents an outstanding opportunity to serve our existing customers and to expand Humana’s presence here.”

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.2 million medical members, 7.1 million specialty members, and operates more than 300 medical centers and 240 worksite medical facilities. Humana is a full-service benefits and well-being solutions company, offering a wide array of health, pharmacy and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals, as well as primary and workplace care through its medical centers and worksite medical facilities.

Over its 50-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.

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