Daniel McGowan, president and chief operating officer of HIP Health Plan of New York, has taken an early retirement effective April 1 as part of the restructuring that is occurring as HIP and Group Health integrate under EmblemHealth.
The table of organization is changing and will continue to change as we complete the evolution from two companies to one, said HIP spokeswoman Ilene Margolin. McGowan, 60, had been with the company for 12 years and is the highest ranking employee to leave.
EmblemHealththe common parent of GHI and HIP, which first announced their intention to merge in 2005has more than 4 million members. It also is trying to convert to for-profit status and become publicly traded. Public hearings were held in January. Margolin could give no timeline on when the conversion or integration would be completed. -- by Cinda Becker