SelectHealth Names Curt Howell as Peaks Region Market President

Industry: Healthcare

SelectHealth, a nonprofit health plan from Intermountain Health, currently serves more than one million members in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada, and will soon enter Colorado.

Aurora, CO (PRUnderground) March 31st, 2023

SelectHealth, a nonprofit health plan from Intermountain Health, recently announced Curt Howell as market president of the company’s Peaks Region. He will lead the development and execution of strategic initiatives as SelectHealth enters the Colorado health insurance market later this year. Currently, SelectHealth serves more than one million members in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada.

In his role, Howell will be responsible for working with regulatory, legislative, and business stakeholders; investigating and sourcing new business opportunities; building new relationships within the community; and working with network provider partners (including Intermountain Health) to provide these new communities with affordable and high-quality health plans.

“Howell’s extensive regional and operational growth experience will elevate our presence and growth in the Colorado insurance market,” said Rob Hitchcock, President and CEO for SelectHealth. “His market development experience, along with his entrepreneurial and strategic guidance, will help leverage our opportunities in this new market, and advance our mission as we deliver accessible and value-based care to the communities we serve.”

Most recently, Howell served as multi-state market president at Bright Healthcare, where he had profit and loss responsibility for the employer group, marketplace, and Medicare Advantage (MA) products for 13 states. During his time there, he launched two new Medicare Advantage products in Arizona and Colorado, increased the CMS quality Star Rating by more than one point in less than a year, and launched a new marketplace line of business in Utah.

“Watching SelectHealth grow in recent years from the outside has been truly inspiring, and I couldn’t be more excited to be joining the team,” said Howell. “The health insurance industry is at a turning point, and consumers are looking for more from their health plans. I know we can do great things by bringing SelectHealth to new regions and am looking forward to leading this effort in Colorado.”

Additionally, Howell was the vice president of strategic development – east and west divisions at Fresenius Medical Center and held various executive and leadership positions at Leavitt Group Enterprises, Humana and UnitedHealthcare. Howell holds a Master of Health Administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia.

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About SelectHealth
SelectHealth® is a nonprofit health plan serving more than one million members in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada. Through a shared mission with Intermountain Health of Helping People Live the Healthiest Lives Possible®, SelectHealth is committed to ensuring access to high-value care, providing superior service, and supporting the health of its members and the communities it serves. In addition to commercial and government medical plans, SelectHealth offers dental, vision, and pharmacy benefit management. For more information, visit

About Intermountain Health

Headquartered in Utah with locations in seven states and additional operations across the western U.S., Intermountain Health is a nonprofit system of 33 hospitals, 385 clinics, medical groups with some 3,900 employed physicians and advanced care providers, a health plans division called Select Health with more than one million members, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes at sustainable costs. For more information or updates, see

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