WPS Health Solutions appoints new CEO

WPS Health Solutions has named Wendy Perkins as its next president and CEO.

Ms. Perkins joined WPS in 2016 and most recently served as its chief management officer. When she becomes CEO April 1, she will become the first woman to take the top spot in the company's 76-year history, according to a March 15 news release.

Prior to WPS, she held leadership positions at Anthem and BCBS Wisconsin.

"WPS is in a growth phase with rich opportunities on the horizon," Ms. Perkins said. "WPS employees are driven to succeed, so I have no doubt we will achieve great things together."

The Madison, Wis.-based nonprofit payer provides health coverage to millions of active-duty and retired military personnel and their families. WPS Health Plan offers HMO and point-of-service plans to groups and individuals in Wisconsin, while WPS Health Insurance offers PPO plans for individuals and groups, plus Medicare supplement plans. The company also manages Medicare Part A and B benefits for millions of seniors across multiple states.

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