American Specialty Health Insurance Company (ASH Insurance) has added Daniel Yunker to its Board of Directors, whose appointment will come into effect immediately.

Yunker, currently senior vice president and chief financial officer of Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC), will join the existing ASH board members that include George DeVries, Paul Peterson, Monte Dube and several senior American Specialty Health chief executives.

ASH Insurance chairman and CEO George DeVries said, "His financial, regulatory and technology experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow and expand the product offerings that we offer health plans and employer groups."

Yunker has been a part of the executive team of MCHC since June 2005, and managed internal finance and accounting; regulatory programs, including the Wage Index and associated appeals; Human Capital Services, including the MCHC Employee Benefit Plan Trust, information technology, among others.

Prior to MCHC, Yunker served as a vice president at Aon and spent five years at the national Healthcare Financial Management Association.

As a founder of both IPS, a Chicago-based physician-practice management company, and Air Angels, Inc., an aero medical flight company, Yunker had held various leadership roles at Delnor-Community Health System.

ASH Insurance is a health insurance company that operates in 43 states and the District of Columbia, US.