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Mar 20, 2018
| The Sacramento Bee Steve Wigginton, formerly CEO at Chicago-based Valence Health, will assume the reins at a joint venture that health provider Sutter and insurer Aetna founded in mid-2017. Courtesy of Sutter HealthCourtesy of Sutter Health Steve Wigginton, formerly CEO at Chicago-based Valence Health, will assume the reins at a joint venture that health provider Sutter and insurer Aetna founded in mid-2017. Courtesy of Sutter HealthCourtesy of Sutter Health By Cathie Anderson March 20, 2018 12:15 PM After a nationwide search, Sutter Health and Aetna announced Tuesday that they have selected health industry veteran Steve Wigginton to lead a health plan the two companies founded in June 2017. “Steve is a respected leader with a proven track record of driving culture, growth and innovation in the health care industry,” said Kristen Miranda, Aetna’s market president for California, in a prepared news release. “Steve has a passion for creating a better health care experience for consumers, and a clear vision of what will make Sutter Health | Aetna successful.” Wigginton, who ran Chicago-based Valence Health, will assume the helm at the Sutter-Aetna joint venture immediately. That means building a management team, securing regulatory approvals, finalizing product offerings, refining the sales strategy and developing a multiyear roadmap to build a more member-centric experience. The Sutter-Aetna venture will work with both employers that operate self-insured plans where they assume the risk of providing health-care benefits and with those entities who pay premiums to an insurance carrier as part of a fully insured plan. Its self-insured products will be ready to go as early as April. 1. Never miss a local story. Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access.