Executive Vice President and
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Thomas C. Zielinski is WellPoint’s executive vice president and general counsel, overseeing all legal, regulatory and compliance matters. He also advises our Board of Directors in developing and maintaining best practices in governance policies and procedures. Mr. Zielinski joined WellPoint on June 2, 2014.
He brings more than 20 years of experience in complex commercial litigation and health care related matters, serving as a partner in two national law firms, as well as 12 years as the general counsel of Coventry Health Care, Inc.
Prior to joining WellPoint, Mr. Zielinski was a partner in the Litigation and Health Care Practice Groups with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP where his focus was on complex litigation, acquisitions, provider reimbursement methods and strategies, regulatory and compliance matters, and healthcare-related matters. His areas of expertise include the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), fraud and abuse litigation, provider reimbursement models and health plan benefits designs, as well as state and federal regulatory matters.
As executive vice president and general counsel at Coventry Health Care, Inc., one of the country's largest health insurer companies, Mr. Zielinski focused on healthcare transactions, state and federal regulatory and compliance issues, enterprise risk management provider reimbursement strategies and disputes, and litigation matters across a spectrum of healthcare issues.
He is a graduate of Albright College and the Temple University, Beasley School of Law.
Mr. Zielinski is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania.