Bellevue, Washington–based Healthcare Management Administrators (HMA) has announced that Steve Suter has taken on the role of chief executive officer in addition to his current role as president of HMA. Suter becomes only the second CEO in the history of HMA, succeeding David Snodgrass who founded the company in 1986.
“HMA is the strong, forward-thinking, compassionate, and successful company it is today thanks to the clear vision and inspiring leadership of David Snodgrass,” said Suter. “That speaks volumes about his impact and effectiveness and about our stability as a company.”
Snodgrass will continue as a strategic advisor to HMA.
According to Suter, HMA will build on the momentum generated by its work over the last several years. Enhanced analytics, new product and service launches, action on client and member feedback, and more robust staffing are among the initiatives accelerating that momentum.
“The need to lower healthcare costs for employers has never been more important. We’ll continue to find innovative ways to do that through member experiences that cut the confusion out of benefit plans and create better and more proactive healthcare consumers.”
Suter points to the recent launch of HMA’s new Care Navigator service as testament to the company’s effort to listen and act with inventive thinking and the reimagining of programs, systems, and products that encourage members to be more proactive in their healthcare and make smarter choices with plan and care options.
Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, HMA is one of the nation’s largest third-party healthcare benefits administrators. HMA is a pioneer in the self-funded healthcare benefits field, and it offers innovative products and services and industry expertise that help employers take control of their healthcare plans and achieve the dual goals of cost containment and positive member experiences. HMA was founded in 1986 and has offices throughout the Pacific Northwest and Utah.