Darren D. Nakao Promoted to UHA Health Executive Vice President
Honolulu, HI (Jan. 14, 2020) – Darren D. Nakao has been promoted to executive vice president at UHA Health Insurance. He will continue as chief financial officer.
He had served as senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2014.
As executive vice president, Nakao is responsible for UHA’s fiscal, underwriting and provider-contracting operations.
Nakao has nearly 25 years of healthcare industry experience, specializing in finance, strategic planning and operations. With an extensive background with health plans in Hawai‘i, he has critical understanding of the complex and evolving regulatory and reporting environments in which UHA operates.
The Manoa resident earned a Bachelor of Arts in mathematical economics at Brown University and is a graduate of ‘Iolani School. He is an active volunteer who is immediate past president of the ‘Iolani Alumni Association and has served on the Board of Directors of Financial Executives International – Hawai‘i Chapter.
About UHA Health Insurance (University Health Alliance)
UHA was founded as University Health Alliance in 1996 by a group of physician faculty at University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine. UHA provides medical, drug and vision plans to more than 4,200 Hawai‘i employer groups and over 60,000 members. As the only health plan in Hawai‘i founded by physicians, it was the first to offer preventive and wellness care focused health plans in the state. It continues to be physician led and now offers one of the largest physician and provider networks in Hawai‘i. By meeting strict quality standards to ensure clinically sound decision-making that respects the rights of patients and medical providers, UHA received accreditation in Health Utilization Management through URAC, the independent non-profit that promotes healthcare quality.