Access Plans USA, a distributor of health insurance and non-insurance healthcare programs, has expanded its sales resources. William Freshwater recently joined the company as regulatory counsel and vice president of sales, and Larry Sigle has been named as the director of consumer plan sales.

Mr Freshwater was previously general counsel and executive vice president at Group Dental Service of Maryland. He holds a juris doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a BA in political science and philosophy from Boston College.

Mr Sigle joined Access Plans to market consumer plans and specialty products and to work with client companies to develop private label products and/or embed Access Plans’ discount medical and supplemental programs into existing insurance plans and other products. He was previously the national sales manager for dental solutions at DenteMax.

Mr Sigle holds an MBA and a BS from Kansas State University and is a chartered life underwriter and chartered financial consultant through the American College.

During the past two months, Access Plans has released to market five new products, spanning both insured and non-insured programs, as part of the company’s drive to focus on individual products for consumers who do not have employer-sponsored healthcare programs and consumers who wish to supplement their current health plans.

Ian Stuart, interim president and CEO of Access Plans USA, said: Both Will and Larry have extensive experience in sales development of both insurance and discount medical programs.