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Former HHS secretary named to board of health savings account firm

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 3, 2010

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Michael Leavitt, who served as secretary of Health and Human Services from 2005 to 2009, has joined the board of HealthEquity, a health care financial services company.

Leavitt is chair of Leavitt Partners, a private consulting firm that specializes in advising people who invest in health care and food safety. Before being named secretary of HHS by President George W. Bush, Leavitt served three terms as governor of Utah and led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for two years.

HealthEquity was the first company to offer health savings account administration services in the United States.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/05/03/bibf0503.htm.

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