NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions®, Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, today announced that Daniel Risku has been named the company's Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Risku replaces Paul Rosenberg who has taken on a strategic advisory role for the company's Public Sector and Health Plan divisions.
Risku joined ValueOptions in 2012 as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, where he served as Chief Washington Counsel. In this role, he developed legal strategy and provided counsel on many key federal and state health care legislative and regulatory matters. Previously Risku served as the Vice President of Segment Administration for Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, where he was responsible for the commercial self-insured business and Medicare segments. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Strategic Development for the health plan, managing business development and leading merger and acquisition activities. Earlier in his career, Dan served as Chief Legal Counsel for Prudential Financial's Northeastern health care and group insurance operations.
"Dan brings a wealth of legal experience in health plans and in the increasingly complex world of federal and state regulatory issues," said Heyward Donigan, ValueOptions President and Chief Executive Officer. "This, coupled with his experience in corporate law and strong leadership skills, makes him the ideal person to serve in this position."
"At the same time, we thank Paul Rosenberg for his extraordinary contributions to the company during the past six years. We are pleased that he has agreed to stay on in an advisory capacity so that his experience and wise counsel will continue to be available to us going forward," Donigan noted.
ValueOptions is a health improvement company that serves more than 32 million individuals. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our health care system faces today. A national leader in the fields of mental and emotional wellbeing, recovery and resilience, employee assistance, and wellness, ValueOptions helps people make the difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. With offices nationwide and a network of more than 130,000 provider locations, ValueOptions helps people take important steps in the right direction. We help them live their lives to the fullest potential. Visit www.valueoptions.com for more information.