SPRINGFIELD, MASS. (December 14, 2023) – Wellfleet is pleased to announce Jessica MacDonald has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development for the Student Health division.
MacDonald brings more than 20 years of experience in the student health industry and, most recently, was the Director of Sales and Strategic Accounts at Anthem/Elevance.
In her new role at Wellfleet, MacDonald will lead the strategic development of new business opportunities and prospective partnerships for Wellfleet’s Student Health division. She will focus on articulating Wellfleet’s value proposition as a student-centric health insurance plan to schools across the country.
“We are excited to add Jessica to our team as our VP of Business Development,” said Executive Vice President of Student Health, Brian Judy. “Her wealth of experience and insight in student health, along with her impressive track record as a thought leader and results-driven sales professional, will help Wellfleet expand our reach in the student health market. I’m excited to see the new partnerships that unfold under Jessica’s guidance.”
MacDonald is a passionate leader with more than two decades of experience in nearly every area of student health insurance. Her tenacious spirit and expertise in developing winning sales strategies will help expand the business and positively impact students.
“I am excited to be joining the team, as I’ve always respected the way Wellfleet customizes its solutions and services with students in mind,” said MacDonald. “From the way we tailor our network and pharmacy to the way we secure student savings, Wellfleet is taking a unique approach. It’s a breath of fresh air to be here and see a carrier continuing to evolve its focus to meet the needs of the student market versus trying to fit student plans into an employer model.”
Prior to joining Wellfleet, MacDonald held leadership roles at Anthem/Elevance, Aetna Student Health, and Christie Student Health. In these roles, MacDonald successfully spurred company growth through managing sales strategy and client accounts, heading up new business, and building enduring relationships with clients.
“Under Jessica’s guidance, our message to the higher education community will continue to expand its reach,” said Judy. “We can’t wait to see how she applies her enthusiasm and visionary mindset to help optimize our sales strategy and expand our impact.”
To learn more about what sets our student-focused health plans apart from the competition, reach out to our team today.
Wellfleet is a Berkshire Hathaway company focused on delivering customer-centric insurance solutions through flexible products and quality service. Backed by an A++ financial strength rating from A.M. Best, our goal is to protect people against risk throughout every stage of life — from grade school to college, the workplace, and beyond.
Headquartered in Springfield, Mass., Wellfleet was founded in 1993 and is one of the leading providers of health and accident insurance products to the higher education market. Additionally, Wellfleet’s Workplace division delivers high-quality, customizable benefit solutions through a suite of voluntary products, including Accident, Critical Illness, and Short-Term Disability Income insurance. For more information, visit www.wellfleetinsurance.com.
Jennifer Picard, Wellfleet
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