Michael J. Gade Joins EmployerDirect Board of Directors

Michael J. Gade Joins EmployerDirect Board of Directors 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/13 --  EmployerDirect, a leader
in value-based healthcare that helps large, self-insured employers
provide transparency around the quality and cost of their employees'
planned medical procedures, is pleased to announce that Michael J.
Gade has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Gade is an Executive in
Attendance and a Professor of Marketing at the University of North
Texas and a Senior Advisor to the Global Consumer Group at the Boston
Consulting Group. 
Mr. Gade has been at the University of North Texas since 2000, where
he has taught the Capstone Marketing course to graduating seniors and
advanced marketing courses to Master of Business Administration (MBA)
candidates. At the Boston Consulting Group, he focuses on consumer
products, retailing, financial services, operational productivity
enhancement, brand and private label positioning, and development
experience across multiple product categories.  
"With more than 30 years of marketing and management experience, Mike
is an excellent addition to our Board of Directors, and we hope to
leverage his considerable business development experience as we look
to continue to expand our SurgeryPlus Benefit with Fortune 100
companies," said Thomas Johnston, EmployerDirect CEO. "We have proven
our bundled case rates saves our clients between 30 to 50 percent on
elective procedures with our high-quality narrow provider network.
With Mike on board, we are looking to him to help us share this model
with even more companies across the country."  
Mr. Gade added, "EmployerDirect has tremendous potential to be a
game-changer in the healthcare industry. I look forward to bringing
my vast experience working with Fortune 100 companies to
EmployerDirect and contributing to the future direction and growth of
the company." 
Mr. Gade also serves on the Board of Directors for the following
companies: Rent-A-Center, Inc., The Crane Group, Inc., MFRI, Inc.,
and MACS, Inc. Private Equity. He was named a Beta Gamma Sigma
Outstanding Business School Professor in 2013, the Marketing Man of
the Year by the American Marketing Association in 1987, and received
the University of North Texas Outstanding Faculty Award in 2006,
2007, 2009, 2010, and 2011. He received his Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration from The Ohio State University in 1974 and
his MBA in 1975. 
About EmployerDirect Healthcare 
 EmployerDirect, a leader in
value-based healthcare, transforms the way self-funded employer
health plans purchase healthcare for their members, saving 30-50
percent on planned medical procedures with the potential to reduce
total plan cost by 6-10 percent. The company also offers a unique
medical concierge service that assists covered members with selecting
a provider, scheduling a procedure, transferring medical records,
coordinating travel logistics and negotiating surgery costs BEFORE
the surgery occurs. For more information about EmployerDirect, please
visit www.edhc.com or call (888)241-8537.  
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