President, CEO of Cox HealthPlans Announces Retirement

By KOLR10 News

Published 08/28 2014 02:13PM

Updated 08/28 2014 02:17PM

Jeff Bond
Jeff Bond/courtesy CoxHealth
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Cox HealthPlans president and CEO Jeff Bond announced Thursday he plans to retire at the end of the year.

Current Chief Operating Officer of Cox HealthPlans Matt Aug was unanimously voted to be the new CEO of Cox HealthPlans by the board of directors effective Jan. 1, 2015.

“It has been my distinct honor and privilege to have served as the CEO of Cox HealthPlans,” says Bond in a statement. “Succession planning is an extremely important aspect of my job and over the years I have been preparing Matt Aug to be my successor in retirement. I am honored to have been involved in the installation of a local provider-based health insurance and I am extremely proud to lead a great group of talented individuals.”

Bond joined CoxHealth in 1993 as the Director of the Center for Environmental and Occupational Health. He worked to establish a Workers Compensation Specialty Clinic and, in 1995, was helped launch Cox HealthPlans.

Bond was named Cox HealthPlans president in 2002, after initially filling marketing and operational management roles.

Matt Aug, joined Cox HealthPlans in February 2005 as chief financial officer and was named chief operating officer in November 2013.

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