The Guardian Insurance & Annuity Company Inc. (GIAC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian), launched several major fund enhancements to The Guardian Choice and The Guardian Advantage fund line-ups.
Guardian added 24 new funds to The Guardian Choice, bringing the total number of funds available to 127. The Guardian Advantage gained five new funds and now totals 99.
Burnham Benefits Insurance Services welcomed Senior Account Executive Laurel McClay and Account Executive Michele M. Dang to its team.
Laurel McClay brings more than 30 years’ experience in the industry, and will apply that knowledge to support strategic account management, client relations and new business development as a senior account executive with the firm. Prior to joining the Burnham team, McClay served in executive roles with several major national firms working with clients on both local and national levels. She will help clients develop creative benefits programs that will keep them both competitive and compliant — guiding them through the complex healthcare landscape and providing them with valuable cost-containment strategies.
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Michele M. Dang brings more than 25 years of industry experience to her role as account executive with Burnham Benefits. Having serviced both fully insured and self-funded accounts for national brokerage firms, Dang will help clients differentiate themselves through their benefits programs with a focus on innovative plan design for private-sector middle-market companies.
Delta Dental of New Jersey has named Dennis G. Wilson, a 25-year veteran in the healthcare industry, as president and chief executive officer. Wilson succeeds Walter VanBrunt, who is retiring after serving as CEO for the past 15 years.
Wilson comes to Delta Dental of New Jersey from the national managed care organization, Coventry Health Care/Aetna, where he served as a president of the Mid-Atlantic region. From 2007 to 2010, he was president and chief executive officer of Lovelace Health Plan in Albuquerque, N.M. Under his leadership, Lovelace was ranked by NCQA as the state’s top health plan and also improved its national ranking. Previously, Wilson had a national role with Cigna Healthcare in Bloomfield, Conn., where he served as a market segment president from 2004 to 2007.
Wilson holds a bachelor of science in marketing from the University of Massachusetts.