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Health in­surer Univer­sal Amer­i­can has named Colleen Sch­midt its North­east re­gion pres­i­dent.

Sch­midt, 52, will over­see the company’s North­east op­er­a­tions, based in Syra­cuse, N.Y. That re­gion in­cludes 30,000 Medi­care Ad­van­tage plan mem­bers, 20,000 peo­ple en­rolled in Medi­care ac­count­able care or­ga­ni­za­tions and 40,000 mem­bers in Med­i­caid and other plans, the company said.

Be­fore join­ing Univer­sal Amer­i­can, Sch­midt spent 10 years with Rochester, N.Y.-based Ex­cel­lus BlueCross BlueShield, most re­cently as VP of gov­ern­ment pro­grams and clin­i­cal op­er­a­tions. She’s also a regis­tered nurse.

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