Richard Alvarez Joins Health Contact Partners as Vice President, Business Development and Sales

12/28/2009

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Richard Alvarez, 40, of Itasca, Ill., has joined Health Contact Partners health call center as Vice President of Business Development and Sales. He reports to Nancy Eckrich, Senior Vice President of Health Contact Partners’ Lake Forest, Ill.-based parent company, Trustmark.

Alvarez will be responsible for developing a strategic plan to identify new channel partners and broaden relationships with existing partners. He will identify potential sales markets and align resources to execute the sales strategy. His office is located at Health Contact Partners’ headquarters in Wheeling, Ill.

Alvarez has more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, health benefits and wellness industries. Prior to Health Contact Partners, Alvarez was Vice President, Business Development for Interactive Health Solutions, a national provider of strategic wellness programs for employers, based in Arlington Heights, Ill. Before his tenure with Interactive Health Solutions, Alvarez worked for UnitedHealth Group’s National Accounts division and for Pfizer, Inc. National Healthcare Operations.

Alvarez holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from DePaul University and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University.

About Health Contact Partners
Health Contact Partners is a URAC-accredited health contact center that serves healthcare companies and direct-to-consumer. Its 24-hour services include a nurse line, healthcare advocacy, customer service, consulting, and inbound/outbound surveys and assessments. The company has provided its services to more than three million people. Visit www.healthcontactpartners.com.

About Trustmark Companies
Through its subsidiaries and operating divisions, Trustmark provides access to a full spectrum of flexible benefit solutions, including benefits administration, voluntary and group medical benefits, and healthcare management programs. The success of each Trustmark Company is based on building and maintaining trust through personal, responsive service and flexible benefit solutions. Visit www.trustmarkcompanies.com.