Executive Vice President, Collaborative Care
Jack Larsen is the executive vice president for Optum’s Collaborative Care efforts. The Collaborative Care business focuses on care delivery through a variety of programs, including advanced clinical services for the most complex and frail populations, market leading behavioral health and other specialty networks, urgent care centers and high performing physician networks. Under Larsen’s leadership, the Collaborative Care business is deepening integration across these areas and other parts of the health care system to make it work better.
Prior to his current role at Optum, Larsen served as chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. As chief executive officer of the nation’s largest business dedicated to the health and well-being of seniors, Larsen led efforts to create innovative care solutions that helped beneficiaries live healthier lives, including rapidly expanding the HouseCalls member home visit program to perform more than 670,000 visits in 2013.
Prior to leading UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, Larsen served as chief executive officer of UnitedHealthcare Community & State where he created greater access to quality care and produced cost-effective Medicaid solutions for states facing intense budget pressures. In addition, he established meaningful partnerships with world-class organizations, such as Sesame Street, to advance the health of America’s children.
Larsen has held a number of additional leadership roles in UnitedHealth Group, including chief financial officer for Medicare & Retirement and the Public & Senior Markets Group, and president of UnitedHealthcare’s Evercare business. He joined UnitedHealth Group in 2005 as vice president of Corporate Development, where he was responsible for all merger and acquisition activity for the company.
Before joining UnitedHealth Group, Larsen served as senior vice president of operations at Jostens, Inc. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants.