ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Windsor Health GroupSM and its affiliated companies today announced that James Touse, Esquire, has joined the company as General Counsel. He is responsible for providing the legal advice and services necessary for the company to comply with applicable laws, avoid foreseeable risks and capitalize on opportunities created by a rapidly changing legal, regulatory and market environment.
Mr. Touse is an accomplished attorney who has served as the General Counsel or Chief Legal Officer of various organizations throughout his more than 30 year legal career. He has excelled in those positions as a result of his professional expertise, leadership skills, commitment to providing high quality professional services to clients, and understanding of the business challenges confronting those clients.
Mr. Touse most recently served as the General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Life and Specialty Ventures, L.L.C. and its affiliates, which are owned by six independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. He has previously served as the Chief Legal Officer of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, General Counsel of Group Health Plan, and in legal leadership roles with other managed care organizations since beginning his career as the Assistant Director of the Ohio Department of Insurance.
Mr. Touse’s peers have recognized his contributions to the legal profession by electing him as a member of the inaugural class of the American Health Lawyers Association’s (AHLA) Fellows program. He has also served in legal leadership positions with AHLA; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Legal Department Cooperative; American Association of Health Plans (now America’s Health Insurance Plans); and the Tennessee Bar Association Health Law Section. He has made numerous presentations and authored publications addressing significant legal and regulatory issues affecting the employee benefits industry.
Mr. Touse received his undergraduate degree from Grove City College and his Juris Doctorate degree from Capital University Law School.
About Windsor Health GroupSM
Windsor Health GroupSM is a health specialty management company comprised of Windsor Health Plan, Sterling Insurance, and Olympian Health Partners. WHG collectively serves almost 300,000 customers and offers a full range of products and solutions to improve health, peace of mind and financial security for members, policy holders, and business partners. The company is based in Atlanta with operational centers in Nashville, Tenn. and Bellingham, Wash. and regional offices spanning the nation. WHG is a subsidiary of Munich Health North America, Inc., which is a subsidiary of Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurers.
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