Willis North America announces the appointment of Michael Liss as national partner of its Midwest Region. Liss has been serving as managing partner of Willis’ Chicago office since 2006. He brings more than 28 years of industry experience to this role and prior to joining Willis he served as executive vice president and branch manager at Wachovia Insurance Services. Prime Advisors, Inc. announces the promotion of Donald L. McDonald to CEO. McDonald joined Prime in May of 2009 and prior to joining he served as Executive Vice President and CIO of Jefferson Pilot Financial. Cigna Corp. will buy Nashville, Tenn.-based HealthSpring Inc. on Friday for about $3.8 billion to jump-start its business selling Medicare Advantage and other Medicare-related plans. Tiffany Reiner has been named vice president of underwriting at America First Insurance, a Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation regional company. She brings to the position more than 15 years of commercial insurance experience. Prior to joining America First Insurance Reiner was vice president of commercial lines product management for Liberty Mutual Agency Corporation. Sarah Martin launches Rx Insight Pharmacy Benefit Advisors. The platform will assist health and welfare plan sponsors in lowering drug costs while improving health outcomes of plan members. Prior to founding Rx Insight Martin was vice president, director of pharmacy analytics for Lockton Benefit Group. BackBone, Inc., publishers of PULSE! Connect announces a partnership with Wayin. PULSE! Connect is a social media-driven communications program that combines popular culture with health and wellness. Richard Mairano joins Liberty Mutual Reinsurance as an underwriting manager for the production and underwriting of program, pro rata and per risk property treaty business. In addition, Thomas Greene has been appointed to manage casualty treaty underwriting. These hiring’s follow the recent appointment of Michael Finnegan as COO of Liberty Mutual Reinsurance and the opening of an office in Stamford, Conn., where Greene and Mairano will be based.  … Joel Vaag joins the Actuarial Consulting Practice of Oliver Wyman as a Principal and Consulting Actuary, based in Princeton, N.J. He brings with him to the position more than 15 years of experience as a consulting actuary

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