The chief executive officer of health insurance firm, USHealth, Troy McQuagge, has been named the gold winner of the CEO of the year award from One Planet Awards. The award nomination process was open to candidates from across the world and included both public and private, non profits and startups from a wide swathe of categories. One Planet Awards honor professional and business excellence and is highly acclaimed. Some of the awards categories include best executives which Troy McQuagge won, marketing, teamwork, best new products, public relations campaigns, best new services and corporate communications.
Troy McQuagge began working for USHealth Group in 2010 for its captive and career distribution agency known as USHealth Advisors, LLC. As the president and chief executive officer of USHealth Advisors, LLC., Troy immediately began a restructuring of the company’s captive and distribution model and also changed the way advisors conducted business. Troy McQuagge’s success at the captive and career insurance distribution agency led him to being appointed the executive VP and chief marketing officer at the company in 2013. A year later, Troy was then selected to lead the entire company as the president and CEO of UsHealth Group Inc, which he continues to lead today.
Under the helm of Mr. McQuagge, USHealth Group has seen steady growth and an increase in profits in an increasingly difficult health insurance marketplace that is seeing insurers lose profits. Commentating on receiving the award from One Planet Awards, Troy said that it is a great honor and he was humbled by it. The award Troy added, is not just a testament to his own hard work, but for everybody’s contribution and effort at USHealth Group to growing the company and making it profitable despite the hurdles in the health insurance marketplace today.
Mr. McQuagge studied at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1983 with bachelor of arts degree. Troy Mcquagge has a long history of working in insurance firms. His first job was with the Allstate Insurance company. He also prevously worked for United Insurance Companies Inc where he was in charge of sales and marketing.