Priority Health names Megan Schmidt new employer solutions division leader

(Grand Rapids, Mich. – May 11, 2021) Priority Health announced today that Megan Schmidt has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of employer solutions. In this role, Schmidt will lead the company's commercial insurance line of business that serves small and large companies across Michigan. Schmidt has served as vice president of sales and client services for Priority Health for the last four years and has been with the company in a variety of leadership roles since 2005.

"We conducted an extensive, nationwide search to make sure that we found the right candidate to fill this important leadership position," said Praveen Thadani, President of Priority Health. "Megan's strong track record of success at Priority Health, combined with her experience and familiarity with our business and clients, differentiated her from all other candidates – I'm excited to have her join our senior leadership team."

Schmidt excels at driving growth and unique solutions, building high performing teams, and creating strong relationships with Priority Health clients. Her previous contributions leading sales, commercial marketing and market development resulted in significant growth for the company's small and large commercial group business. Schmidt also played a key role in securing the company's strategic alliance with Cigna, which offers Priority Health members access to the company's national network of providers when they travel outside of Michigan.

"It's been incredibly rewarding for me to have had the opportunity to be part of Priority Health's growth for the past 15 years," said Schmidt. "I'm thankful for all of the employers and agents that I've had an opportunity to work with, innovate with and support over the years. I'm proud of what our team has accomplished so far and I'm looking forward to this new challenge and the opportunity to be part of the continued growth and advancement of employer solutions here at Priority Health."

In addition to her leadership role with Priority Health, Schmidt is also actively involved in a variety of community organizations including Michigan Association of Health Underwriters, American Cancer Society, the Michigan Women's Foundation, Inforum and the Grand Rapids Economic Club. Schmidt is a graduate of Ferris State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in business administration.

About Priority Health:

With over 30 years in business, Priority Health is the second largest health plan in Michigan, offering a broad portfolio of health benefits options for employer groups and individuals, including Medicare and Medicaid plans. Serving more than a million members each year and offering a broad network of primary care physicians in Michigan, Priority Health continues to be recognized as a leader for quality, customer service, transparency and product innovation. Learn more about affordable, quality health coverage options from Priority Health.