SCAN Health Plan Promotes Don Couch to Vice President of Systems and Application Development

LONG BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, has named Don Couch its vice president of systems and application development, effective immediately. In this new role, Couch will be responsible for application development across all platforms supporting SCAN's business. He will report directly to SCAN’s Chief Information Officer Roy Swackhamer.

“Don has played a key role in the implementation of many successful IT projects at SCAN,” said Swackhamer. “His experience in IT and his focus on customer support has and will continue to support our mission and provide our members with industry-leading services.”

When Couch joined SCAN in 2006, he brought 25 years of information technology experience with him – 20 of which were spent in healthcare. Prior to SCAN he spent 15 years at PacifiCare where he provided IT leadership across a number of strategic/operational areas, including: call center, grievance and appeals, and provider contracting.

Couch previously held various IT roles at Health Plan of America, Marketing Direct Inc., Yokohama Tire and Ameron International. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

SCAN Health Plan has been focusing on the unique needs of seniors for more than 35 years. As the nation’s third largest not-for-profit MAPD plan, SCAN currently serves nearly 130,000 members in California and Arizona. Further information may be obtained at or on Facebook at

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Source: SCAN Health Plan