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Robert A. Yungk to Join Mercer Human Resource Consulting as President and Global Head of Mercer Health & Benefits

Mercer Human Resource Consulting
2007-02-06 15:54 1183

SINGAPORE, Feb. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Robert A. Yungk, 50, is to join Mercer Human Resource Consulting as President and Global Head of Mercer Health & Benefits, it was announced today by M. Michele Burns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mercer Human Resource Consulting. Mr. Yungk will take up his assignment at the end of February. He succeeds Bernard Morency who retired in 2006 after more than 30 years of service with Mercer.

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"Bob has 27 years of healthcare management experience with some of the largest payor and hospital organizations," said Ms. Burns. "His broad and deep understanding of the healthcare industry provides him with a sound foundation for understanding the challenges our clients face around the world in effectively managing their employee health and benefits programs. We intend to build upon our leading market share position as we address problems of rising healthcare costs, an aging workforce, privatization of health care in many industrialized countries and sweeping changes in healthcare delivery around the world."

Mr. Yungk joins Mercer from Tenet Healthcare Corporation where he has served as the Senior Vice President, Managed Care, since 2003. In addition, he is the Chairman/President of TCI, Inc., one of the largest independent Medicare Advantage Health Plans in the country. He also serves as a board member of Peoples Health Network.

At Tenant, Mr. Yungk has been accountable for the performance of $4.5 billion in managed care revenue. His operational responsibilities have included strategy and development, national accounts, managed care operations, managed care economics and payor Centers of Excellence.

Prior to joining Tenet, Mr. Yungk served as President, Cigna Healthcare of Georgia/Alabama from 2001 to 2003. He was Executive Vice President of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia, a WellPoint subsidiary from 1997 to 2001. Previously, for six years, he was with UHC, serving as Chief Operations Officer of United Healthcare South, a UHC subsidiary, and Corporate Vice President of Sales. In addition, he spent the first 11 years of his career with Lincoln National HealthPlans in general management and as Western Division Vice President of Sales.

Mr. Yungk holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University, 1979. He has also served on many healthcare boards. He served in the Strategic Air Command, United States Air Force, 1976.

About Mercer Human Resource Consulting

Mercer Human Resource Consulting is a global leader for HR and related financial advice and services, with more than 15,000 employees serving clients in more than 180 cities and 40 countries and territories worldwide. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., which lists its stock (ticker symbol: MMC) on the New York, Chicago, and London stock exchanges. For more information, visit mercerHR.com .

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Email: charles.salmans@mercer.com

Source: Mercer Human Resource Consulting
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