In the world of business, the receiving a One Planet Award can be likened to reaching the summit of Mount Everest. These awards are aimed at recognizing companies and individuals for their professional excellence in many different industry categories like Marketing, Corporate Communications, and PR. The One Planet Awards also recognize teams, new products and services, and executives.
With the New Year came the announcement of the recipients of the annual One Planet Awards. Among the top recipients was Troy McQuagge, CEO of USHEALTH Group, Inc. Mr. McQuagge was dubbed the One Planet Awards’ Gold Winner as CEO of the Year. With organizations from all over the globe able to make nominations for these awards, winning CEO of the Year is a tremendous honor.
While Troy McQuagge was certainly proud to receive the prestigious award, he was humble in allowing the rights to the award to go to the entire team at USHEALTH. He believes that the award is a true testament to the team’s commitment to providing quality healthcare services while also solving all affordability issues many customers have.
USHEALTH Group, Inc. is Fort Worth, Texas-based insurance holding company that has served over 15 million customers for more than five decades. The company offers accident and disability insurance, disease/sickness insurance, and life insurance through their numerous subsidiary companies like the National Foundation Life Insurance Company and Freedom Life Insurance Company of America.
Troy McQuagge graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1983 and immediately began working within the insurance industry. He started working for Allstate Insurance Company shortly after graduation. In 1995, he moved on to the Student Insurance Division of the United Insurance Companies Inc. Just two short years later, Mr. McQuagge was named President of the company’s insurance agency, UGA.
In 2006, United Insurance Companies Inc. was acquired by private investors and the company’s name was changed to HealthMarkets. Throughout the process of the acquisition and merger, Mr. McQuagge was responsible for leading all sales and marketing in their self-employed group. HealthMarkets’ Agency Marketing Group experienced $1 billion in annual sales volume in 2007 with Troy McQuagge sitting as the company’s President.
- McQuagge joined USHEALTH Group, Inc. in 2010, as President and CEO of the company’s insurance agency, USHEALTH Advisors, LLC. He also joined as a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Only three years later, Troy McQuagge became Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of USHEALTH Group. Only one year later, he was elected as the company’s President and CEO. Since that prestigious election, Mr. McQuagge has also served in the same capacity for USHEALTH’s numerous other subsidiaries like Freedom Life Insurance Company.