LIBERTY Dental Plan has announced the appointment of Jian Yu as chief financial officer and chief actuarial officer. Effective Dec. 28, 2023, she will succeed Mary Anne Jones, who has served as LIBERTY’s interim chief financial officer since June 2023.
Yu brings to LIBERTY a wealth of financial and actuarial executive leadership experience from her more than 25-year career in the healthcare industry, along with extensive experience in strategic planning, risk management, actuarial pricing, healthcare trend management, and advanced analytics.
“Jian is a proven leader and strategist whose financial acumen and integrity deliver results, and we are thrilled to have her join the LIBERTY executive leadership team,” said Marti Lolli, president and chief executive officer of LIBERTY. “Jian joins LIBERTY at a pivotal time as we continue on a historical growth trajectory. I am confident that Jian’s deep financial expertise, long-standing relationships within the industry, and forward-thinking business leadership will successfully propel us forward as we continue to grow exponentially. On behalf of LIBERTY, I also want to extend my sincere gratitude to Mary Anne Jones, who has served as our Interim chief financial officer during our search. We wish her the best as she transitions to full-time retirement after an impressive career of leading healthcare companies to achieve financial success.”
“I am honored to join LIBERTY at this pivotal time in the company’s history,” said Yu. “I look forward to joining the experienced leadership team and working together to drive LIBERTY’s successful growth in the dental plan marketplace.”
Prior to joining LIBERTY, Yu was senior vice president and chief actuary at Priority Health, and served in senior leadership roles at Milliman and WellCare Health Plans. She most recently served as vice president, associate chief actuary for markets outside California at Kaiser Permanente. Yu received her master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from East China Normal University in Shanghai.
About LIBERTY Dental Plan
LIBERTY is a dental benefits administrator founded by dentists and health industry professionals in 2002. LIBERTY currently administers dental benefits in all 50 states, including on behalf of over six million Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, commercial, and exchange members. A high-touch approach to member and provider engagement, along with innovations to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of dental care delivery, has propelled the company’s growth. Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, is a majority investor in LIBERTY. Elevance Health, a customer since 2010, is a minority investor. Learn more at www.LIBERTYDentalPlan.com. Follow us on LinkedIn.