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Edward Allan Murphy

Edward Allan Murphy

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Edward Murphy is Executive Vice President of Life & Specialty Ventures (LSV), a Little Rock, Arkansas-based holding company that owns and operates USAble Life, a nationwide ancillary insurance carrier and Florida Combined Life, a specialty insurance carrier operating in the state of Florida. He is also president of LSV Dental Management, the Dental management company of LSV. The combined entities have more than 500 employees and cover more than 2.9 million lives.

Prior to joining LSV, Murphy had co-founded Dental Benefit Providers (DBP) in 1984 and served as its CEO from its inception. In 1998, he negotiated and oversaw his company’s acquisition by UnitedHealth Group (UHG), served as chairman and CEO of Specialized Healthcare Services/ UnitedHealthcare Dental, and sat on the parent company’s executive council. He retired from UHG in 2003. In 2006, Murphy co-founded Preventive Medicine, a health informatics company dedicated to health and well-being, which developed a proprietary health and behavioral change model based on e-learning technology. Murphy also served as a board member of the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), serving as chair for three years.

Murphy is a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina and completed his MBA studies at George Washington University. He also served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He is an active civic leader in Washington, D.C., a former chairman and board member of FreshFarm Markets, a non-profit organization that establishes and operates organic and sustainable farmers markets in our nation’s capitol, Maryland and Virginia, and a current Board member of the Harvard Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine.

 

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