The mission of ACEC Life/Health Trust is “to provide healthcare benefit solutions and services to support the business objectives of ACEC member firms and the health and wellbeing of the firms’ employees and families.” Now in our 50th year of service to this exclusive community, we have dedicated our efforts to supporting the health, vision, dental, life and disability insurance needs of engineering firms across the country. We do this by partnering with top leaders in the health insurance and health benefits industry to deliver unmatched value in health insurance coverage to ACEC Member Firms. The financial strength of the ACEC Life Health Trust is significant, providing peace of mind in this volatile healthcare environment. Rest assured, no one knows or consistently meets the needs of your firm better than we do. We look forward to the opportunity to earn and retain your business and, consequently, contribute to your engineering firm’s ongoing success.
The Trust holds over two times the industry standard
for financial reserves in excess reserves over anticipated claims.
Stronger financial strength equates to
Long term rate stability and an enhanced value proposition.
Chairman, Steve has 40 years of experience in structural engineering, civil engineering and architecture, the last 30 of which have been with DES Architects + Engineers. The firm designs facilities for physicians, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies, and Steve is fully engaged in the changes underway in the industry.
Trustee, Ellen has 30 years of engineering experience and is currently a principal and member of the board of directors at Alan Plummer Associates, Inc. where she has been for the last 17 years. Ellen is a nationally-recognized water resources expert and has served on a number of committees and boards for professional organizations that serve the water industry.
Trustee, Rick has over 31 years experience as a professional engineer and is currently President of W. R. Toole Engineers, Inc. He has over 30 years of volunteer experience with a variety of State and National Engineering Associations. He has served on numerous committees, as President of the Board of Directors and currently serves as the National Director of ACEC Georgia.
Trustee, Gregg has been in the consulting engineering industry for over 33 years, including 30 years at Leonard Rice Engineers, Inc., where he currently serves as CEO. He has served on numerous committees, on the Board, and as President and National Director of ACEC Colorado. He also served as the Chair of the Steering Committee of the ACEC Small Firm Council.
Trustee, Rose has 35 years experience as a professional engineer and is president of EMCS, Inc., which she founded in 1983. She has served on numerous ACEC State and National committees, including the ACEC Transportation Steering Committee.
Trustee, Heath has over 15 years of experience in the civil engineering and construction industries. He currently serves as CEO of Engineering Associates, where he has worked for the past 10 years. Heath has also served on the Board of Directors and several committees for ACEC Wyoming, and was recently appointed Secretary/Treasurer for the state organization.
Pat is a 30-year veteran of executive healthcare management. He has been the ACEC Life/Health Trust’s President for over 10 years. Previous executive management positions in healthcare included Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Bravo Health Texas, a Medicare Advantage Health Plan, President of The Feyen Group, a healthcare consulting firm specializing in executive management positions, and President and CEO for PacifiCare of Texas and Oklahoma. Pat has also served as President of the Texas Association of Health Plans.
Gary joined the Trust in 2010 as a consultant, serving in a business development role to identify options and alternatives to create new value propositions to member firms. In October 2011, Gary became a full-time employee of the Trust, overseeing the development and successful launch of the Select and Advantage Plans. Prior to the Trust, he was the Market President with Humana Inc. in the DFW metroplex. In addition to his extensive Health Plan experience, Gary has held executive management positions with two large organizations in the medical device industry. He is also a licensed life and health insurance agent and serves on several non-profit community Boards, including the DFW Business Group on Health, Southwest Benefits Group and Health Underwriters.
Scott joined the Trust in November 2014 and has over 19 years of healthcare experience. He came to the Trust from Amerigroup Kansas, an Anthem Company, where he served as the Director of Finance for the Kansas Medicaid health plan. Prior to Amerigroup, he served as the Finance Director for LHP Hospital Group and as a Director of Capital Management for Triad Hospitals. He began his healthcare career working in Internal Audit for Tenet Healthcare Corporation in 1997.
Daniel joined the Trust in 2016. He came to the Trust from BlueCross BlueShield of Texas where he worked in Underwriting for 5 years. Prior to joining the healthcare industry, he worked 15 years at Texas Instruments. He studied at University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Lana studied Advertising at the University of Oklahoma where she graduated with a degree from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communications. She joined the Trust in 2010 and was instrumental in the development and successful launch of the Select Plan and Advantage Plan, as well as Designed Wellness, the Trust’s strategic initiative on Wellness. Lana is a licensed life and health insurance agent.
Lindsay joined the Trust in May 2012 and successfully launched the Designed Wellness program in July, 2012. She has her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois in Health Planning and Administration with a minor in Chemistry, as well as her Masters of Arts Degree from Ball State University in Wellness Management and Business. Lindsay is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a licensed life and health insurance agent.
Kayla joined the Designed Wellness team in December 2014. She has her Associates of Science in Health and Kinesiology from Tyler Junior College as well as her Bachelors of Science in Health Studies with a concentration of Community Health from Texas Woman’s University. She is currently working on her Masters of Science Degree in Healthy Education and Promotion from Walden University. Kayla is also a Certified Health Educator Specialist (CHES).
Caprina brings more than 12 years of health insurance experience to her post as Strategic Account Executive for the ACEC Life/Health Trust. She joined The Trust in July of 2015 and is responsible for managing health plans for member firms. Caprina holds a Master’s in Business Administration, a Charted Benefit Consult (CBC) designation, and is a licensed life and health insurance agent.
Julie has 17 years of experience in Business Management, HR and Executive Administrative Support. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies from Texas Woman’s University. She joined ACEC Life/Health Trust in June 2016 and serves as administrative lead to the Trust’s President, Board of Trustees and staff.
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