Wells Fargo Insurance Introduces National Health & Productivity Practice; Dr. Ronald Leopold Named Practice Head

Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:30am EST

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Acclaimed industry leader leads new practice to promote wellness in the age of
health care reform
SAN FRANCISCO--(Business Wire)--
As healthcare reform continues to take center stage for many U.S. employers,
Wells Fargo Insurance, part of Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), announced
today a new Health & Productivity National Practice. Part of the company`s
National Employee Benefits Practice, the Health & Productivity group will
provide customers access to health and wellness solutions that are aligned with
healthcare reform and changing workforce demographics. The company also
announced that 28-year industry veteran Ronald Leopold, M.D., MBA., M.P.H. has
been named head of this new practice. Based in Atlanta, Dr. Leopold reports to
Todd Renner, head of Wells Fargo`s Employee Benefits National Practice. 

"As we continue to understand the impact of healthcare reform, this new practice
will provide our employee benefits customers with access to health plans that
promote better lifestyle choices, increase productivity and therefore, lower
their company`s healthcare costs," said Renner. "I`m confident that with Ron`s
extensive experience and leadership, our new practice will enable our customers
to create more effective and competitive health plans." 

Most recently, Dr. Leopold served as vice president and national medical
director at MetLife. Board certified by the American College of Preventive
Medicine in Occupational Medicine, he has ten years of experience in active
clinical practice. Dr. Leopold is also the author of The Benefits Edge: Honing
the Competitive Value of Employee Benefits and A Year in the Life of a Million
American Workers. He received his MBA from the Wharton School of Business, a
Masters in Public Health from Boston University, and his medical degree at
Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University. 

"I`m excited to be part of a company with a vision to help customers succeed
financially," said Dr. Leopold. "Providing smart, targeted solutions that
promote good health and workforce productivity is an integral part of helping
customers achieve financial success." 

Wells Fargo`s National Benefits Practice helps customers with financial
underwriting and insurance, health and productivity risk management, benefits
communication and administration, and compliance with healthcare reform. 

About Wells Fargo Insurance

Wells Fargo Insurance1 is the fifth largest insurance broker in the world
(Business Insurance, 2012). With 127 offices in 37 states, Wells Fargo Insurance
provides solutions for a wide range of customers, including retail consumers,
high net worth individuals, small businesses, as well as middle market and large
corporate customers. The 7,000 insurance professionals of Wells Fargo Insurance
write or place $15 billion of risk premiums annually in property, casualty,
benefits, international, personal lines, and life products and also includes the
nation`s largest crop insurance provider, Rural Community Insurance Services

About Wells Fargo & Company

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based
financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and
headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance,
investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than
9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in
more than 35 countries to support the bank`s customers who conduct business in
the global economy. With more than 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one
in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No.
26 on Fortune`s 2012 rankings of America`s largest corporations. Wells Fargo`s
vision is to satisfy all our customers` financial needs and help them succeed

1Ranking includes Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc., Wells Fargo
Insurance Services of West Virginia, Inc., Wells Fargo Insurance, Inc., and
Rural Community Insurance Company

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