Ben Grabski

Ben Grabski

Chief Financial Officer, Lumeris Group Holdings Corporation | President & CEO, Essence Healthcare

Ben Grabski serves as Chief Financial Officer of Lumeris Group Holdings Corporation and President & CEO of Essence Healthcare, driving financial strategy and business growth. In his role, Ben is responsible for leading the financial and accounting responsibilities. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer of Lumeris Group Holdings Corporation, Ben was responsible for driving financial strategy for the Lumeris Health Services line of business, a >$1B service line which includes the Population Health Services Organization (PHSO) business, as well as the CMS Direct Contracting program.

Ben is a proven business leader and finance executive with more than a decade of experience leading and scaling managed care organizations. Previously, Ben was the Health Plan CEO for UnitedHealthcare’s Upper Midwest region, serving over 250,000 Medicare beneficiaries with $1.5B in revenue and 300 FTEs. Ben grew the Medicare Advantage business profitably from 60,000 to 150,000 in three years through organic growth and new market expansions, while at the same time improving Star ratings (67% 4.5 Star, 97% 4+ Star).  Before assuming the role of Health Plan CEO, Ben was VP of Strategy and Execution, primarily responsible for adapting UHC’s Medicare Advantage business to the changes from the ACA.  In this role, Ben created new value-based incentives, for which UHC has 5,000 practices enrolled in today.

Ben has prioritized continuing his education throughout his career, receiving his MBA from University of Minnesota – Carlson School of Management and completing Executive Education programs at both Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Harvard Medical School. He is passionate about contributing to his community and has served as a board member for both Theater Latté Da and the Alzheimer’s Association®. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and three children.

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