Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Co. is launching a health and productivity national practice, the San Francisco, Calif.-based company announced on Tuesday.
The group, which is part of the company’s national employee benefits practice, is designed to provide customers access to health and wellness solutions that are aligned with healthcare reform and changing workforce demographics.
The company also announced Dr. Ronald Leopold, former vice president and national medical director at MetLife, has been named head of this new practice. Based in Atlanta, Ga. Leopold reports to Todd Renner, head of Wells Fargo’s employee benefits national practice.
“As we continue to understand the impact of healthcare reform, this new practice will provide our employee benefits customers with access to health plans that promote better lifestyle choices, increase productivity and therefore, lower their company’s healthcare costs,” Renner said in a statement.
Wells Fargo’s National Benefits Practice helps customers with financial underwriting and insurance, health and productivity risk management, benefits communication and administration, and compliance with healthcare reform.
Wells Fargo has 127 offices in 37 states. The 7,000 insurance professionals of Wells Fargo Insurance write or place $15 billion of risk premiums annually in property, casualty, benefits, international, personal lines and life products. Wells Fargo & Co. is a national financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets.