SOLON, Ohio, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Insurance Company (www.smartdrx.com) announced today the appointment of Dr. John Gardynik, PharmD, as Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Company's Board of Directors. Dr. Gardynik has held a number of leadership roles in the health care industry, most recently as Senior Vice President at MedImpact Health Systems, one of the nation's largest full-service Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBM).
"We could not have selected a better person for the job," said Jeff Kang, Chairman of the Smart Insurance Company Board of Directors. "Dr. Gardynik's multi-faceted background brings a broad perspective of the health care industry, but also specific Medicare Part D and PBM knowledge and experience to Smart Insurance Company," continued Dr. Kang.
Prior to his role at MedImpact, Dr. Gardynik was Senior Vice President of First Health Services, a PBM formerly owned by Coventry Health Care and now a wholly owned subsidiary of Magellan Health Services. He also served as President and General Manager of RxAmerica, LLC, and Accendo Insurance Company, the PBM and Part D businesses, respectively, formerly owned by Long Drug Stores, which was ultimately acquired by CVS Caremark. Dr. Gardynik received both a Doctorate in Pharmacy and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.
"I am honored and excited to be joining Smart Insurance Company," commented Dr. Gardynik. "I look forward to working with the Company's dedicated employees to continue to expand the Company's infrastructure, achieve best practices standards in both regulatory compliance and consumer experience, and further develop new products."
Smart Insurance Company introduced SmartD Rx a first-of-its-kind pharmacy alliance with 20,000 RxAlly member pharmacies, including independent pharmacies, regional chains, and Walgreens.
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Smart Insurance Company and its subsidiaries specialize in providing innovative insurance products to the senior marketplace. SmartD Rx (www.smartdrx.com) participates in a Preferred Network of more than 20,000 trusted RxAlly community pharmacies including Walgreens, regional chains and independent pharmacies across the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
<SmartD RxSM PDP is a Federally-Qualified Medicare Contracting Prescription Drug Plan offered by Smart Insurance Company in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.>
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