Buck Appoints Medical Director for Health Care Exchange

July 1, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Buck Consultants has appointed Bruce W. Sherman, M.D., as the medical director of RightOpt, the firm’s private health insurance exchange.

In his role, Sherman will provide physician-level expertise for RightOpt’s continuing member engagement strategy, clinical management strategy and high performance network development. His responsibilities will also include developing key clinical metrics to evaluate and improve population health.

RightOpt is designed for employers with 3,000 or more employees. It can help employers reduce health care costs and allows them to cover all employees, including retirees, COBRA members and part-time employees (see “Buck Consultants Offers Enhanced Health Exchange”).

“Bruce’s appointment makes sense for RightOpt because of our unique focus among private exchanges to improve the health of its members,” says Sherri Bockhorst, national practice leader, Health Exchange Solutions for Buck Consultants, based in New York. “Bruce will be able to apply his expertise to continue to enhance our solution, as well as support RightOpt clients in developing strategies to optimize the engagement toolset available through RightOpt.”

Buck Consultants, a Xerox Company, is a provider of human resources and benefits consulting services.