Humana exec on consultants, mix of projects, reporting to CEO

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 8.11.17 AMFor our September “IL Live” call, we spent a half-hour with Nate Bellinger of Humana, the $41 billion health insurance company based in Louisville, Kentucky. Bellinger has spent the past five years as part of Humana’s innovation team, most recently as Director of Consumer Innovation, before transitioning into a new role this month as Director of Business Model Development.

We talked about the 15-year history of Humana’s innovation initiatives; some of the lessons they’ve learned as it has evolved; the ratio of incremental innovation to transformational innovation; connecting with business units; and various changes in reporting relationships. (We previously spoke with Bellinger for this piece in March.)

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