Humana announces new Puerto Rico market president
SAN JUAN – Kentucky-based health insurer Humana Inc. announced Tuesday that Luis A. Torres Olivera has been named its Puerto Rico market president.
Torres Olivera will be responsible for Humana’s operations on the island, including Medicare Advantage and commercial group health insurance offered through employers. He will also oversee Humana’s third-party administrator, and Humana Management Services, the latter which provides bilingual telephonic clinical and operational services.
In its published announcement, the company says Torres Olivera has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and insurance.
“He joined Humana in 2004 and has overseen multiple, high-profile projects. In his previous role as Market Vice President, Torres Olivera led the development and implementation of strategies for Medicaid and Medicare in Puerto Rico, including Humana’s involvement in the Mi Salud and Platino programs. In addition, Torres Olivera had responsibility for the Network Operations Division that includes contracting and relationship management with individual healthcare providers, facilities and medical groups,” the Humana press release reads.
According to the insurer, it covers about 128,000 health plan members in Puerto Rico.
Torres Olivera’s new role was previously occupied by Earl Harper, who has announced his retirement at the end of February.