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HAP Welcomes Hutchison, Lipscomb and Smythe to Leadership Team

DETROIT -- June 8, 2011 -- Health Alliance Plan (HAP) announces the appointments of Todd Hutchison, DeAndre Lipscomb and Bob Smythe to its leadership team.

Todd Hutchison, Vice President, Underwriting and Actuarial Services
Hutchison is responsible for underwriting and rating, actuarial services and finance-related activities associated with HAP's Medicare Advantage programs.

Hutchison joins HAP from Health Alliance Medical Plans in Urbana, Illinois where he served as vice president, Sales and Account Management. Prior to this role, he was director, Pricing, Underwriting and Medical Economics and has held positions with national insurance companies.

He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Iowa and a Master of Business Administration from Drake University. Hutchison and his family are relocating to the Detroit area from Mahomet, Illinois.

DeAndre Lipscomb, Vice President, Community Outreach
Lipscomb is developing the strategic direction for HAP's Community Outreach department, which includes: Business Development, Community Relations and Member Engagement.

He joins HAP from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, where he served as director, Market Communications and member of the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership council.

A resident of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Lipscomb graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Administration degree with a focus on leadership from Central Michigan University. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Spaulding for Children; a mentor for the Winning Futures and Life Directions programs; and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He is also a member of the International Association of Business Communicators, the National Management Association, the NAACP, the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development and Wayne State University Alumni Association.

Bob Smythe, Vice President, Provider Network Operations
Smythe leads HAP's provider strategies and programs, including network development and provider relations, provider contracting, health care management, health management services, credentialing, pharmacy care management, quality management and health performance management.

Smythe joins HAP from Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor where he was interim chief operating officer (COO). During his extensive health care career, he has served as COO at DMC's Sinai Grace Hospital and Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, executive director of Metro Medical Group, associate vice president, Medical Affairs at HAP, and assistant vice president and chief of Respiratory Therapy Services at Hutzel Hospital.

Smythe holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Wayne State University. He and his wife, Rita, live in Grosse Pointe Woods and have two adult children.

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