NU Online News Service, June 2, 2004, 4:53 p.m. EDT – HealthMarket Inc., Norwalk, Conn., an account-based health plan company, has named James Messina chief executive.[@@]

Messina joined HealthMarket as executive vice president in 2003. He previously was a senior vice president at the Uniprise unit at UnitedHealth Group Inc., Minnetonka, Minn.

Steve Wiggins, HealthMarket’s chairman, will continue to be chairman.