A pioneer in the “consumer-driven” health plan movement is trying to strengthen its U.S. subsidiary.
Discovery Health (Pty.) Ltd., Sandton, South Africa, has named Arthur Carlos to be president of the U.S. unit, Destiny Health, Chicago, and has announced that Carlos has plans to expand Destiny’s product line.
Destiny Health was one of the first companies to use personal health accounts to give U.S. employees a financial incentive to help hold down health care cost. Many competitors have copied elements of Destiny Health’s Vitality wellness incentive program.
But sales have been slower than Discovery would have liked. Carlos, who succeeds Scott Spiker, has been working for the past 6 months to revamp Destiny Health’s operations, Discovery says.