Every year, the One Planet Awards dole out awards that recognize companies for their excellence. Categories for awards include Marketing, Corporate Communications, PR, and new products and services. Awards are given to companies as a whole, in addition to teams and individuals. As a global premier awards program, the One Planet Awards has become an extremely prestigious recognition, with organizations from all over the world nominating eligible candidates.
This year, the One Planet Awards awarded Troy McQuagge with the Gold Winner award of being CEO of the Year. As USHEALTH Group, Inc.’s CEO, Mr. McQuagge has turned around the company, allowing the company to reach unprecedented success and growth. He is deeply honored with this award and is fully humble enough to admit that this award is result of the team at USHEALTH Group’s hard work. He believes the company’s commitment to solving healthcare affordability has allowed him to receive this award.
Troy McQuagge graduated from the University of Central Florida with an undergraduate degree in 1983. He immediately began his career with Allstate Insurance Company. In 1995, he joined the United Insurance Companies’ Student Insurance Division. Just two short years later, he became President of United Insurance Companies’ insurance agency, UGA. With his guidance, United Insurance Companies set multiple sales records. In 2006, United Insurance Companies was acquired by private investors, becoming HealthMarkets. Troy McQuagge was in charge of all the sales and marketing efforts within this new company. As HealthMarkets’ President in 2007, he led the group to exceed $1 billion in annual sales volume, helping HealthMarkets’ to be recognized as the Insurance Sales Organization of the year.
After success at HealthMarkets, McQuagge moved on to USHEALTH Group in 2010. He initially worked at the company’s insurance agency, USHEALTH Advisors as its CEO and President. In 2013, he was elected to become USHEALTH Group’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President. Just one year later, he was promoted to the positions of CEO and President. Since that promotion, he has served in similar capacities to USHEALTH Group’s many subsidiaries like Freedom Life Insurance Company.