Healix steps up focus on Healthcare Trust business with key appointments

Published Thursday, February 25, 2010

Simon Curtis and Mark Cassidy support expansion in growing market

Healix Group has made two key appointments to its Healix Health Services business.  Simon Curtis and Mark Cassidy bring 40 years experience in the health insurance arena between them to help drive forward the development of Healix's Healthcare Trust business which has seen significant growth in the last 12 months.

Simon CurtisSimon Curtis joins Healix as a Business Development Director, working alongside Richard Saunders, Business Development Director, to support the strategic growth of Healix Health Services.

Previously, Simon worked in the group PMI (UK and International) and Health Trust markets for Jardine Lloyd Thompson and before that for HSBC Actuaries & Consultants. With over 20 years experience in the employee benefits sector, specialising in pensions and latterly, the health and risk markets, Simon has a deep understanding of the health and wellbeing issues affecting businesses and how these can be addressed by well managed and cost-effective healthcare trusts.

Mark Cassidy has been appointed as Medical Underwriting Director and will Mark Cassidyalso play a key role in supporting the ongoing expansion of Healix Health Services, focusing on Trust business. Mark started his career as a Lloyd's broker, before moving into medical underwriting for nearly 20 years, most recently with Brit Insurance. In his new role at Healix he will provide the risk management skills to give Healthcare Trust clients control over costs for staff wellbeing.

Many companies have turned to Healix in the last few years to capitalise on the benefits of a healthcare trust, achieving a high level of control on costs, while ensuring employees benefit from a nurse led claims platform. These new appointments reflect the increasing demand for this type of solution as well as Healix's growing confidence in this sector.

Both appointments also signify Healix's commitment to its range of healthcare services, spearheaded by Sales and Marketing Director, Steve Hook, over the last 12-18 months.

"Both Mark and Simon bring with them extensive levels of expertise and experience which will help us to continue to build on the success of this part of the group" explained Steve Hook. "We are investing in high end healthcare professionals who will be central to building on our market leading Healix 100 Healthcare Trust product, developing new propositions and expanding business opportunities."




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