Apex Benefits is pleased to announce that former Indiana Secretary of State and U.S. Congressman Todd Rokita has joined the organization as its General Counsel and vice president of External Affairs. In this executive role, Rokita will oversee corporate legal strategies and serve as a representative for Apex and an advocate for its customers by leading public policy initiatives throughout Indiana and the nation.
“As Apex continues rapidly evolving to meet the needs of our clients and demands of the ever-changing healthcare industry, it’s become increasingly more important to add an experienced legal and public policy perspective to our team,” said Apex President and CEO John Gause. “The timing is ideal for us to join forces and our missions couldn’t have aligned better.”
“With industry leader Apex, I will be able to keep fighting on behalf of U.S. employers to achieve better and more affordable healthcare benefits for their employees,” says Rokita.
Since 2003, Apex has fought the impact of rising healthcare costs and complexities for employers while serving as an advocate for clients and their employees. Rokita actively has worked to rein in the rising costs of health care for public and private sector organizations and U.S. taxpayers since he entered public service in 2002.
“It’s been my highest honor to serve and fight for my fellow Hoosiers, whether at the Statehouse or in Congress. I’m eager to continue that effort with a nimble company and a team of true servant leaders,” said Apex General Counsel and Vice President of External Affairs Todd Rokita. “Employers should have access to easy-to-understand, cost-effective healthcare solutions that help their businesses grow and improve quality of life for their employees. I look forward to continuing that fight as part of the Apex team.”
As General Counsel, Rokita will lead all internal and external legal functions for Apex. In the best interest of the company’s clients, he also will collaborate with industry experts to drive positive transformation of healthcare and employee benefits issues.
Since 2003, Apex Benefits has provided employers with benefits strategies that have lowered healthcare and pharmacy benefits costs and improved the long-term health of their employees. Apex strategists specialize in data-driven benefits design leveraging the organization’s industry-disruptive solutions for predictive analytics, wellness and population health management, and medical/pharmacy cost-containment. The independent agency serves all areas of employee benefits including medical, wellness, pharmacy, disability, life and retirement solutions and provides human resource and compensation consulting to employers.
ABOUT TODD ROKITA
A lifelong Hoosier from Munster, Indiana, Todd Rokita practiced law for several years before entering politics, representing the interests of Indiana businesses and individuals in state and federal courts. He served as one of Indiana’s U.S. Congressmen, representing Indiana’s Fourth Congressional District from 2011 to 2019, and as Indiana’s Secretary of State from 2003 to 2011. During his time as Secretary of State, he visited every one of Indiana’s 92 counties every year. In Congress, Rokita was a subcommittee chairman on one of only three House committees with jurisdiction over the nation’s healthcare system. Rokita was also vice chairman of the powerful House Committee on the Budget, while also serving ‘The Crossroads of America’ on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Rokita is a graduate of Wabash College and earned his Juris Doctorate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.