ConnectiCare Names Mark Meador President

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ConnectiCare Names Mark Meador President


FARMINGTON, CT (June 2, 2023) – ConnectiCare, a leading health plan in Connecticut, has appointed Mark Meador as its next president. Mr. Meador will oversee the health plan’s business in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He succeeds Roberta Wachtelhausen, who has served as interim president since November 2022.

“Mark is an experienced leader who deeply understands our business and the importance of working closely with policy, government, and business leaders. He has worked extensively in Connecticut’s regulatory environment and is uniquely positioned to represent us,” said Michael Palmateer, President, Health Plans at the EmblemHealth family of companies.

Mr. Meador has been with ConnectiCare since 2019, serving as the company’s general counsel. Before joining ConnectiCare, he spent over 20 years with Aetna in various executive positions. Earlier in his career, he held leadership positions with other insurance carriers, including Prudential, and worked for a private law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. “I’m honored to lead ConnectiCare and continue the company’s legacy of community commitment,” said Mr. Meador.

Mr. Meador holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from Emory University and is a graduate of the Emory University School of Law. He is authorized house counsel in Connecticut, a member of the Georgia Bar, and admitted to the Georgia Courts, U.S. Supreme Court. 

“We thank Bert for serving as our interim ConnectiCare president. Bert is a visionary and innovative leader who has led a strong transition, and she has our gratitude as she enters this new chapter in her life,” said Karen Ignagni, CEO, EmblemHealth family of companies.


About ConnectiCare

ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut. ConnectiCare has been dedicated to making Connecticut a healthier place to live and work since the company was founded in 1981. ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals, and those who are Medicare-eligible and leads the individual market in the state. ConnectiCare subsidiary, WellSpark Health, is a national wellbeing, disease prevention, and management company. ConnectiCare is part of the EmblemHealth family of companies. For more information, visit


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