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FAIR Health Elects Christopher F. Koller to Board of Directors

Companies mentioned in this article: FAIR Health, Inc.

NEW YORK -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- FAIR Health, Inc. announced today that it has elected Christopher F. Koller to its Board of Directors. Currently serving as the President of the Milbank Memorial Fund, Mr. Koller offers FAIR Health a wealth of experience spanning many sectors of the national healthcare landscape.

“We welcome Mr. Koller to the FAIR Health Board,” said Stephen A. Warnke, Chairman of FAIR Health’s Board of Directors. “His in-depth involvement with and understanding of the needs and priorities of healthcare industry stakeholders from government agencies to health plans, providers and individual consumers bring a multi-faceted perspective to the issues and challenges that face our Board.”

“Mr. Koller has been a leading voice and an innovator in state health policy reform,” stated Robin Gelburd, President of FAIR Health. “As our organization continues to expand our offerings to meet the evolving needs of the industry with fair, unbiased market data, his efforts to improve population health through a strong healthcare system will make him a valuable addition to our Board of Directors.”

Mr. Koller began his tenure as President of the Milbank Memorial Fund in April 2013. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Community Health in the School of Public Health at Brown University. Prior to joining the Fund, Mr. Koller served Rhode Island from March 2005 through June 2013 as the country’s first state health insurance commissioner. Earlier, Mr. Koller was the CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. He is former chair of Rhode Island’s HMO Association and the founding chair of the Association of Community Affiliated Plans. Additionally, he was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Essential Health Benefits and currently serves on several national and state health policy advisory committees.

“I am excited to join FAIR Health’s Board,” said Mr. Koller. “FAIR Health occupies a unique position in the ongoing national effort to design a healthcare delivery system that will better meet the needs of all participants. That discussion depends upon a reliable source of transparent cost and utilization data. It’s an honor to support FAIR Health’s mission of filling that need at this very critical time.”

About FAIR Health

FAIR Health is a national, independent, not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to bring transparency to healthcare costs and health insurance information through comprehensive data products, consumer resources and support of health services research. FAIR Health uses its database of billions of billed medical and dental services to power an award-winning free website (fairhealthconsumer.org) that enables consumers to estimate and plan their medical and dental expenditures. The website also offers clear, unbiased educational articles and videos about the healthcare insurance reimbursement system.

In addition to its consumer offerings, FAIR Health licenses data products to businesses, governmental agencies, healthcare providers and researchers. With its professional staff of experts in healthcare, statistics, technology and communications, FAIR Health strives to offer accurate, consistent and timely information to all stakeholders in the healthcare system. FAIR Health also offers educational material about healthcare costs and insurance in Spanish at consumidor.fairhealth.org as well as mobile versions of its cost lookup tools through Apple’s iTunes store and, for Android devices, Googleplay.


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FAIR Health, Inc.
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