Healthcare Payers

  • Health Insurance
    • Medicaid
    • National
    • Independent Community-Based
  • Population Health
  • Value-Based Care & Contracting

Payers value our deep experience rooted in the dawn of the HMO era back in the 1980s. Having been an integral partner to insurers and organizations across the payer spectrum throughout so many shifts, changes, and challenges over the years, clients rely on our unique vantage point that also connects each sector across the healthcare ecosystem.

Health plans serve diverse populations and act as a catalyst for efficiencies in healthcare coverage for Americans. With their access to claims data, healthcare payers are crucial to insights into population health and helping to drive wellness solutions. Employers continually look to them to increase the quality of care while minimizing costs. Payers are faced with challenges regarding:

  • Managed long-term care programs
  • Expanding services to include dual eligibles
  • Innovative models of care management and health improvement
  • ACOs and exchanges
  • Connectivity with members and providers

Health Insurance

Working with the largest payers across the nation as well as independent community-based health plans and government reimbursement programs, means we understand the nuanced intricacies you face daily. We provide talent solutions that match your needs to candidates who are energized not only by your mission but your challenges.

Furst Group partners with all types of payers, including:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) plans
  • National and publicly traded insurers
  • Provider-sponsored health plans
  • Medicaid
  • Independent Community-Based

Population Health and Value-Based Care & Contracting

Some of our most rewarding partnerships are with organizations focused on better, more equitable access to healthcare. Transforming care models is no small task. It takes talent that can drive sustainable change while maintaining stability and profitability.

Your talent strategy is crucial for providing and reimbursing high-quality care at the right place and time to deliver the best health outcomes. Clients appreciate that our knowledge and understanding span the healthcare ecosystem. They rely on our strategic guidance and ability to match leaders to execution.

Clients value Furst Group’s experience and distinct vantage point encompassing the entire healthcare ecosystem. By providing concierge service and tailored solutions that address your specific, nuanced needs, we develop a deep understanding of your organization and connect you with leaders who align with your business strategy and who will drive your organization's success now and into the future.

Why Choose Furst Group?

  1. Reduce Risk in the Recruitment Process: Leaders impact every fiber of an organization for better or worse. If you choose the wrong leader, the outcomes can be devastating to your bottom line, your team, and those you serve. You may even lose some of your best and most promising leaders along the way. Clients value Furst Group’s ability to go beyond the search, ensuring a smooth onboarding and transition of your new leader.
  2. Unparalleled Industry Knowledge: Our team of seasoned healthcare executive search consultants has extensive knowledge of the industry and the payer sector. By staying updated with the latest trends, challenges, and regulations, we are equipped to identify and attract the most qualified candidates who can thrive in this rapidly evolving landscape. Count on us to bring you industry insights and expertise to propel your organization forward.
  3. Extensive Network: Our vast network of industry professionals has been curated over four decades. We have cultivated strong connections within the payer space, spanning health insurance companies, managed care organizations, and government payers. This means connecting you with the top-tier executive talent that you need for executing and achieving sustainable success in even the most dynamic of futures.
  4. Customized Solutions: Every client is unique. We take the time to truly understand your organization's specific requirements, culture, and strategic goals. By customizing our search process to align with your needs, we identify candidates who not only possess the necessary qualifications but also move your organization forward.
  5. Proven Track Record: Our success speaks for itself. Over the years, we have placed thousands of executives in key leadership roles within the payer space, delivering exceptional results for our clients. With our expertise and experience, you can trust us to find executives who will have a lasting impact on your organization and those you serve.


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