PRLog - Feb. 11, 2013 - TROY, Mich. -- Medtipster, the company behind the online generic drugs search engine and price comparator Medtipster.com, is proud to announce the addition of Nick Philko as Regional Sales Manager. In his new role, Philko will be responsible for sales of Medtipster’s alternative pharmacy network (APN) and generic drugs optimization product to self-funded employers, third party administrators, pharmacy benefit managers and insurance companies in the Midwestern United States.
Philko brings more than 15 years of sales and marketing experience in the insurance industry to Medtipster. Philko started his insurance career with Aetna as a broker representative where he excelled very quickly. In 2001 Nick joined LSG Insurance Partners, one of Michigan’s largest independent insurance firms, managing large client sales and retention for nearly 10 years.
Nick has been a member of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Agent Advisory Council for numerous years and enjoys many key contacts within the healthcare industry. Previously, Nick has also worked for the Willis Health Care Practice and The Paychex Insurance Agency in similar roles.
Philko received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and received his Life and Health Insurance license from the state of Michigan. He currently resides with his wife and two daughters in Huntington Woods, Michigan.
Nick’s diverse background and employee benefits experience will be highly valuable to the team at Medtipster as we grow our alternative pharmacy network (APN) and generic drugs optimization product,” said Jason A. Klein, President of Medtipster. “As our organization continues to thrive, Nick’s leadership will prove vital.”
Medtipster (www.medtipster.com) was developed to provide the public with a solution to the rising cost of healthcare. Using Medtipster’s proprietary technology, consumers simply type in their drug name, dosage and zip code, and instantly find prescription drugs available on discount generic programs, and where they can find them right in their own neighborhoods. Many of these drugs are available for $4 or less. Prescription drugs that are not on a discounted generic program often have therapeutic alternatives that are. The vast majority of all medical conditions can be treated with drugs available on one of the discount generic drug programs available on Medtipster. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., Medtipster is the brainchild of five Michigan executives, who combined their collective experience of 100 years in the pharmaceutical industry to provide Americans with substantial savings on their prescription drug and healthcare expenses.