Michael Cotton has been named president of national health plans for WellCare Health Plans, a Tampa, Fla.-based managed-care company.
In this newly created position, Cotton will lead the company's health plan operations. He reports to CEO Alec Cunningham.
Cotton joined WellCare in December 2005 and served most recently as president of the south division, in charge of Georgia, Louisiana and Texas business. He was worldwide partner and market leader for Mercer Human Resources Consulting from 2001 to 2005.