Troy McQuagge, 2016 CEO of the Year

Troy McQuagge grew up at Panama City in Florida but currently resides in Texas, the town of Coppell. Troy graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1983 with a degree in B.A and started his career at The Allstate Insurance Company the same year. In 1995, Troy became a part of the Student Insurance Division of United Insurance Companies (UICI). Two years down the line, he was appointed the president of UICI’s Insurance Agency.

 

Under the directive of Troy, UICI’s Insurance Agency (UGA) witnessed groundbreaking annual sales records. In 2006, UICI fell in the hands of private equity investors, and it became known as HealthMarkets. Troy was given the responsibility of heading all the sales and marketing activities within the self-employed group of the firm.

 

In 2007, he rose to the presidency of the company, and for the first time, the company attained annual premium sales in excess of one billion dollars. This success did not go unnoticed as the HealthMarket’s Agency Marketing Group received recognition of the Insurance Sales Organisation of the Year by Stevie Awards and Selling Power Magazine. Troy boasts of more than 30 years of experience in different sales related positions.

Today, Troy McQuagge serves as the president and the chief executive officer of USHEALTH Group. He joined the company in 2010 and immediately began working towards bringing a turnaround. The very first thing that Troy did was to rebuild its captive distribution agency – USHEALTH Advisors. His success in the Advisors’ re-tooling earned him the position of the President and CEO at the Group in 2014. He has helped the company record revolutionary success, expansion, as well as profitability in the highly competitive market for individual health insurance.

 

In 2016, Troy McQuagge was named the Gold winner in the CEO of the Year category in the One Planet Awards. The craved One Planet Awards is aimed at honoring both professional and business excellence in all the industries across the globe. Companies (including start-ups, private and public, as well as for-profit and non-profit organizations) from all over the world may forward their nominations for the global premier Planet One Awards. A Press Release dated 10th January 2017 offers more information about this prestigious awards.