AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 27, 2015) -  EmployerDirect, a leader in value-based healthcare for large employers with self-funded medical plans through its supplemental healthcare benefit SurgeryPlus, is pleased to introduce three additional members to its sales team. Casey Loyd was named business development executive, and Jamie Thomas and Megan Cunningham were appointed business development associates. 

"We welcome Casey, Megan and Jamie to our team. They will be developing new client relationships and opportunities as we expand our national reach," said Clint Hampton, CEO of EmployerDirect. "They have years of experience in benefits consulting that will be useful in educating our prospective clients about the savings that SurgeryPlus provides."

Prior to joining the EmployerDirect team, Jamie Thomas worked for 15 years in benefits consulting and sales. She successfully managed mid-market sales in Texas for Castlight Health, and worked for eight years for a health and welfare consulting firm. Jamie also spent two years in human resources for an exploration and production company. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a past president of the Board of Directors for the Houston Compensation and Benefits association. 

Before joining EmployerDirect, Megan Cunningham worked for Arthur J. Gallagher and brings experience in working with private and public healthcare exchanges. With over six years in healthcare consulting, she is licensed for both group and individual health insurance consulting, and has attended and presented at many human resources conferences as a healthcare insurance expert. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in physics. 

Prior to EmployerDirect, Casey Loyd worked for Castlight Health, where he focused on direct engagements with large, self-funded plans and built national strategic relationships with large benefits consulting firms. Casey also worked as a health and welfare consultant for the oil and gas industry. He currently serves as the vice president of Houston Compensation and Benefits, an association for compensation and benefits professionals in the Houston area. Casey holds an M.B.A. in finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a B.S. in business and economics from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Va. 

"This team is driven by a shared vision to transform the U.S. healthcare experience," said Amanda Bary, Vice President of Business Development. "SurgeryPlus engages innovative thought leaders nationwide to take action to reduce employer medical spend in a way that protects U.S. employees from personal medical financial risk and increases quality of care."

About EmployerDirect Healthcare and SurgeryPlus

EmployerDirect's supplemental benefit, SurgeryPlus, transforms the way self-insured employers provide and pay for planned medical procedures for their employees, saving 30-50 percent per procedure. With a nationwide network of board certified surgeons and high quality facilities, SurgeryPlus covers over 100 procedures with pre-negotiated bundled rates consolidating all costs for each episode of care. Dedicated Care Coordinators personally assist covered members with scheduling procedures by selecting a provider, transferring medical records, coordinating any travel logistics and guiding the member through the entire continuum of care. SurgeryPlus members do not pay an additional premium for the benefit and members do not receive medical bills for procedures. For more information about EmployerDirect, please visit or call (888)241-8537.

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