Mark Weinstein, JD, CPA, CEBS, LL.M., MPH
Mark began his current position in 2003 as CEO of the non-profit, self-insured Independent College and Universities Benefits Association (ICUBA), www.icuba.org, regulated by the FL Office of Insurance Regulation. Mark has led ICUBA from a fledgling $23 million annual enterprise into an annual $100 million+ community juggernaut with an average daily cash balance of more than $35 million. Under Mark's leadership, ICUBA membership has more than doubled, currently covering 16,000+ people in the consumer directed, value based, member centric medical, prescription drug and wellbeing employee benefits plan growing from 8 not-for-profit, private Florida education employers in 2003 to 27 employer members now in 2020, with average annual premium increases of 4.5% per year since inception, and administrative costs consistently less than 9% of premium.
Mark is a board member of the Florida Alliance for Healthcare Value, having served as past board chair (2013-2016) and current chair of the Research Committee. In 2019 ICUBA was recognized as the "Most Engaged Employer Healthcare Purchaser" by the Florida Alliance.
Mark also serves on the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute advisory council through the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions and the Task Force on Low Value Care through the Value Based Insurance Design Institute at the University of Michigan. Mark is also a member of the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) Center for Research on Health Benefits Innovation.
Mark was born in Chicago, Illinois, and is a graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1982) with a B.S. in Accounting, of the University of Southern California (1985) with a J.D. in Law, of The George Washington University (2002) with an LL.M. master of laws and MPH master of public health, and the Wharton School and International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (2012) with a CEBS, Certified
Employee Benefits Specialist designation. He is currently a Fellow of the ISCEBS. His thesis at The George Washington University was entitle: "ERISA Group Health Plan Fiduciaries Must Emphasize Quality Medical Care." He is also licensed to practice law in Illinois, Nevada and Washington DC, and is a licensed CPA in Texas.