Alex Jung is a senior vice president with Walgreens Health Services, based in Deerfield, IL. She is responsible for the development and implementation of long term business strategy and product solutions to the marketplace. Prior to joining Walgreens, she was the practice leader for Aon's Health & Benefits consulting practice in the central and west regions focusing on Fortune 500 clients.
Alex has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She began her career leading healthcare benefits at Arthur Andersen and then joined Mercer Benefits Consulting as the manager of the National Health Care Analysis Unit. Eventually she joined a client and became the Managing Director of Benefits for the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits of the United Methodist Church. From there she returned to consulting to pursue her passion for healthcare and spent many years with Aon.
As a professional consultant, she has developed deep expertise of the healthcare market. This combination of experience provides unique value when developing long term health care strategies for Fortune 500 companies. Mrs. Jung has worked with employers on the development and implementation of large scale plan design and funding strategies including consumer driven health care plans, health savings accounts and health improvement initiatives. Some of her past clients include Alcoa, Amsted Industries, Cummins, Disney, Kraft Foods, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northrop Grumman, PepsiAmericas, and Zurich Insurance.
She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Northeastern Illinois University. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Respiratory Health Association of Chicago.
She has been quoted in articles on healthcare in the Chicago Tribune, Business Insurance, Workforce Management Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business and numerous other publications. She is a regular speaker at events such as the Midwest Business Group on Health, Crain’s Annual Health Care Conference, the Benefits Management Expo, the Self Insurance Association of America, John Marshall Law School, and HRMAC where she serves as the Chair for the Total Rewards Interest Group as well the Chair of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Committee.