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Rick is the Vice President of Investigations for UnitedHealthcare. In that role he has oversight of three investigative functions: Ethics and Integrity, Agent/Broker and Health Care Fraud and Abuse.
Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Rick spent more than 20 years in law enforcement and 11 years with Medica Health Plans as Senior Director of Special Investigations and Compliance. His law enforcement career included 5 years as a Police Officer and 18 years with the State of Minnesota, 9 years with the Department of Commerce as Chief Investigator and 9 years with the Attorney General’s Office as Manager of Investigations. Rick primarily coordinated complex white collar crime cases relating to Public Corruption, Organized Crime, Insurance Fraud and Securities Fraud for the Attorney General’s Office. Several of Rick’s cases resulted in multi-million dollar criminal convictions.
During his time at Medica, Rick developed a Special Investigations Unit that brought more than 50 cases to state and federal prosecutors resulting in criminal prosecution and conviction.
Rick was 2017 Chair of the NHCAA Board of Directors.