WellCare Health Plans Inc. has hired Rex Adams to be chief operating officer.
Adams previously was president of AT&T East, a division of AT&T Corp., Bedminster, N.J., according to WellCare, Tampa, Fla.
Adams also spent 5 years in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer.
Adams has a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a master’s degree in business from Harvard University. He is on the board of the Yale-New Haven Hospital.
In other personnel news:
- MetLife Inc., New York, has named Dan DeKeizer chief executive officer of MetLife Assurance Ltd., London, a firm that uses annuities to help U.K. employers transfer pension plan liability.
DeKeizer previously worked in New York for the MetLife retirement strategies group.
MetLife also has hired Emma Watkins to be business development manager for MetLife Assurance.
- General Re-New England Asset Management, Farmington, Conn., a unit of General Re Corp., Stamford, Conn., has named Stacy Varney vice president for new business development.
Varney has been a marketing executive at JHA, Portland, Maine, a Gen Re disability reinsurance and consulting unit.