Name: Michael Pida
Title: Principal, Medicare, Consulting Services – Clinical and Government Programs
Company: HM Health Solutions
Proud Employee Since: February 2016
Why did you decide to join the Highmark Health organization?
I was interested in returning to a Consulting Services organizational model. When the opportunity presented itself, I was motivated by the prospects that were presented within the start-up of this practice within HM Health Solutions.
What do you like best so far about working here?
I have enjoyed facing the challenges that result from the formation of a new organization, and the opportunity to contribute to the business structure and protocols that future employees will benefit from and utilize in developing and growing our business.
What surprised you most about the company after you joined?
The degree of autonomy I was afforded in structuring the Medicare practice. Extending the opportunity to contribute to the planning, development and design of capability offerings to clients highlighted the opportunities to think creatively and progressively that exist within our business.
What aspects of your job are you most excited about doing?
The satisfaction of contributing to improving processes for our clients, which in turn has a direct positive impact on their Medicare aged member population, is the most rewarding aspect of my position.
What does Highmark Health offer to you that your previous company did not?
The ability to think creatively through a progressive lens.
Of the Highmark Health benefit offerings, which do you anticipate using the most?
The health and retirement benefits are very generous when compared to the industry. Utilizing an enhanced provider network offers affordable options in receiving health care. The investment and retirement plans we offer prepare our employees for a secure future.
Anything else you want to share? Any advice for new hires?
As you begin your career with HM Health Solutions, it’s vital to reach out and develop a network of internal contacts. Embrace opportunities for networking with your peers, as it takes a team to gain successful outcomes.