Avesis Names Mark Babbitt Senior Vice President of Operations

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PHOENIX—National vision, dental and hearing benefit provider, Avesis has named Mark Babbitt senior vice president of operations. He will lead the Avesis customer service, quality assurance, learning and development, claims, data integrity, and member enrollment/eligibility departments and administrative operations at Avesis’ headquarters here.

For the past 11 years, Babbitt served in key senior executive positions at Triwest Healthcare Alliance where he was responsible for both corporate and field operations encompassing 96 operational locations which provided support for approximately three million Tricare health plan members.

“I am excited to be joining Avesis at this very exciting time for Avesis and the managed care industry and am honored to be leading such a talented group of people,” Babbitt said. “Key initiatives I will focus on initially are related to refining our customer care and operations functions and improving the efficiencies and effectiveness of our customer service, enrollment and claims operational activities. As the industry continues to change, it is critical that we continue to refine our processes to maintain our unique flexibility and stay one step ahead of the market.”

“I am thrilled to welcome Mark to Avesis. I know him to be talented and thoughtful,” said Alan Cohn, president and CEO of Avesis. “He was the unanimous choice of the Avesis team. I am confident in his abilities and excited for the future of the company.”