Jaja Okigwe, President & CEO at First Choice Health

This episode features Jaja Okigwe, President & CEO at First Choice Health. Here, he discusses his career & background, his work with First Choice Health - a physician and hospital owned health benefits company, who their core customers are, and more.


First Choice Health CEO Jaja Okigwe Discusses the Company's Focus on Simplified Benefits

Career and Background of Jaja Okigwe

Jaja Okigwe is the President and CEO of First Choice Health, a physician and hospital owned health benefits company based in Seattle and Washington State. Jaja discusses his background and career in this episode and what inspired him to join First Choice Health.

First Choice Health's Focus on Simplified Benefits

First Choice Health was launched as an alternative to big traditional payers and they focus on providing simplified benefits that are easier for patients to access. The company is provider owned and works with hospitals and health systems to offer benefits directly to employers. They provide services to third party administrators, employers, and offer medical management services. One of the biggest priorities for First Choice Health is expanding their network to cover more states and making customization easier and more systematized.

Core Customers of First Choice Health

First Choice Health's core customers are employers who want to offer their employees simplified benefits with a focus on access and affordability. The company also offers services to third party administrators who manage employer benefit plans.

Importance of Building a Community in a Hybrid Workforce

Jaja believes that building a workforce, team, and community is more important than the individuals' education and school they went to. He believes that creating a connection with employees is important even if they are not all in one location. Companies should invest time and energy in bringing people from different states into one location for an all hands meeting. Jaja also believes that any school that pumps out somebody who's excited and engaged in what they were studying is a great school.


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This episode aired on 01/28/2023 and can be listened here.


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