Sunday, September 17, 2006

LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon Repeats as Underwriters’ Association “Carrier of the Year”

LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon is a member of a family of companies with operations in Portland and Bend, Oregon; Mountlake Terrace and Spokane, Washington; Anchorage, Alaska; and Scottsdale, Arizona.

LifeWise and its affiliates employ about 3,000 people and provide and related services to 1.5 million subscribers and their families.

Portland, Oregon:

The Oregon Association of Health Underwriters (OAHU) has named LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon its Carrier of the Year Award for the second consecutive year.

The statewide organization announced this honorable designation earlier this month at its annual state convention in Seaside, Oregon. "Our sales teams actively participate with OAHU to broaden awareness and seek solutions to health care issues," said Majd El-Azma, LifeWise President/CEO.

“We are proud to again receive OAHU’s recognition, particularly since collaboration is key to encouraging better health and slowing health care costs.” The award recognizes association support, leadership, and participation in OAHU’s local chapters and Board of Directors. It also considers community service, volunteering and sub-committee involvement.

The Association considers all health insurance carriers operating in Oregon for the prestigious title, with the winning recipient determined through nomination and a Board member poll. “We are pleased to recognize carriers that willingly support our association and realize that we are partners in this business we call health insurance,” said Ruppert Reinstadler, OAHU President and award presenter.

“Without their help, most of our member services would not be possible. LifeWise has consistently supported our efforts – not only financially but also with the time and talents of their staff.”