SOURCE: ConnectedHealth


July 14, 2015 11:03 ET

ConnectedHealth Formalizes Industry-Leading Health and Financial Security Advisory Committee

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - July 14, 2015) - Today ConnectedHealth, a leading private insurance exchange company that helps employees achieve better health and financial security, announced the formalization of its advisory committee, comprised of experts in the areas of financial planning and investment advice.

The advisory committee is responsible for providing guidance to ConnectedHealth regarding its innovative, consumer-friendly e-commerce benefits platform designed to help people better manage their health and financial security. The committee specifically advises ConnectedHealth on the methodologies and algorithms driving consumer recommendations within the platform, and helps ensure all recommendations are sound, personalized and objective.

"We are fortunate to have access to such a talented and respected group of finance and investment experts to guarantee we provide our clients and their employee constituents with the best product recommendations for their individual needs," said Joe Donlan, ConnectedHealth president. "Formalizing the committee reinforces our commitment to providing consumers with a comprehensive portfolio management tool that helps enhance their health, income, assets and future savings."

Each member brings unique experience to the committee:

Carol and Steve Ekdahl - The Ekdahls are principals in Diversified Financial Services, Inc. and have worked in the field of estate planning consulting and estate settlement for more than 30 years. Their clients range from small- to high-net worth individuals and business owners, and their expertise includes insurance, organization and problem solving.

Kathryn Kennedy - Kennedy is a partner at HPM Partners' Chicago office, is a leader of the firm's national Executive Financial Counseling practice, and is an advisor to clients. She has more than 15 years of financial planning experience.

Gregory W. Monsen - Monsen is president of Detterbeck Johnson & Monsen, a boutique CPA firm with a focus on closely held businesses and high-net worth individuals. Monsen is focused on the areas of taxation and valuation and has successfully represented clients before the Internal Revenue Service and in litigation matters for more than two decades.

Christopher P. Sherman - Sherman is senior vice president at UBS Financial Services Inc. with more than 30 years of experience as a financial advisor. Sherman has distinguished himself among his peers by earning UBS's Wealth Advisor designation and is also certified as a portfolio manager as part of the firm's Portfolio Management Program.

Tracy Heilman - Heilman, ConnectedHealth's consumer behavior strategist who designs ConnectedHealth's consumer-facing decision support tools, will chair the committee.

ConnectedHealth's benefits shopping platform helps group-eligible employees, part-time staff and 1099 contractors make informed decisions about their benefits options. Typically delivered to employers through brokers, health plans, payroll companies or associations, the marketplace offers personalized guidance, intuitive decision-making tools and live, on-demand assistance for employees.

About ConnectedHealth
ConnectedHealth makes it easy for employees to shop for personalized insurance benefits online. Founded by the pioneers in consumer health care transparency, the company's award-winning e-commerce platform helps businesses control costs and supports their entire workforce in protecting their health and financial security. Learn how ConnectedHealth is redefining the way employers deliver group and individual benefits at


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