To supervise Northeast operations

Health Net has appointed Linda Tiano as president of Regional Health Plans at Health Net of the Northeast. Ms Tiano will lead the Northeast operations under the agreement with UnitedHealthcare. She has served as its senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Prior to joining the company, she was the senior vice present and general counsel for Wellchoice. Before Wellchoice, Tiano was vice president and general counsel of MVP Health Plan in New York.

Mr Paul Lambdin, president of Health Net of the Northeast, who has closed the Northeast transaction, will continue with Health Net during the first quarter of 2010 to support Ms Tiano. Meanwhile, Unitedhealthcare and Health Net have revealed that Unitedhealthcare had completed the acquisition of Health Net of the Northeast’s licensed subsidiaries and the rights to renew Health Net’s membership in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.

Jim Woys, executive vice president and COO of Health Net, said: “Linda will be based in Connecticut and lead the efforts of the Northeast operations per our agreements with UnitedHealthcare. Linda will work with the local management team to continue to provide excellent customer service for our members during this transition.”