CareSource Announces New Executive Director for Kentucky Market

LOUISVILLE, KY., May 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareSource, a leading regional nonprofit health plan, recently named Steve Swart Executive Director, Kentucky. In his role, Swart will provide strategy and leadership to the company's Kentucky operations and team, which are based in Louisville and include more than 80 employees.

The appointment of Swart comes as CareSource continues growing its presence in the commonwealth. A nonprofit health insurance company with a 27-year history, CareSource continues to increase its individual and family health insurance products and coverage area to serve more Kentuckians. Earlier this year, CareSource tripled its coverage area for its Marketplace plan, CareSource Just4Me. It is now offered in 46 Kentucky counties. CareSource also launched a new Medicare Advantage plan in the commonwealth.

Swart has an extensive executive leadership background in health care and insurance administration. He comes to CareSource from the Robert C. Byrd Clinic at the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia, where he served as CEO/CFO.

"Steve has a recognized career in health finance, provider relationships, and health care policy," said Scott Streator, CareSource Senior Vice President. "His experience and expertise in the provider realm will especially be an asset to CareSource in Kentucky."

As CareSource continues adding physicians, including primary care and specialty, as well as hospitals to its network, Swart will play a key role in developing and maintaining relationships with providers.

Swart earned a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting and Pre-Law from Ohio University.

About CareSource
CareSource is a leading, member-centric, regional nonprofit health plan headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The health plan serves more than 1.5 million members in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.

One of the nation's largest managed Medicaid plans, CareSource serves Medicaid members in Ohio and also in Kentucky through an alliance with Humana. CareSource offers health care coverage plans on the Health Insurance Marketplace in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia. CareSource has also extended its product offerings to include Medicare Advantage plans in Kentucky and Indiana.

CareSource is living its mission to make a lasting difference in its members' lives by improving their health and well-being. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.

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CONTACT: Media Contact: Claire Zois Media Relations Direct: 937-531-2412 Claire.Zois@caresource.comSource: CareSource