FirstCare Health Plans Names New CFO

Officials at FirstCare Health Plans announced the appointment of Jeff Rayl as the organization’s new chief financial officer (CFO), effective January 9, 2017.

“With his proven experience and service to the organization, Jeff was the right choice to fill this position, and I thank him for his loyal service to FirstCare,” said FirstCare President and CEO Darnell Dent. “Jeff shares our core belief that all Texans and our communities should be healthy, and his financial expertise will continue to improve the effectiveness of our organization so that we may continue delivering first-rate health care coverage and services to our members.”

Rayl brings over 15 years of experience in financial reporting and analysis. Since joining FirstCare in 2009, he has made significant contributions to the organization through construction of a solid financial reporting and accounting capability, an investment portfolio strategy, and a strong health plan capitalization process. Rayl holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

In his new role, Rayl will continue serving on FirstCare’s Finance and Operations Committee of the Board and will have executive leadership oversight over the organization’s finance, accounting, enrollment, underwriting and actuarial services areas. In this capacity, he will also continue reporting directly to Dent and acting as a vital member of FirstCare’s strategic leadership team.

Rayl will continue to be based out of FirstCare’s headquarters in Austin, Texas.

About FirstCare Health Plans
Our mission is to provide access to high quality, affordable health care through strong partnerships in the communities we serve. Since 1985, we’ve been serving the health care needs of members across North, West, and Central Texas. Today, our service area includes 108 counties, with local offices in Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, and corporate offices in Austin, Texas. We offer a wide range of HMO, PPO, HSA, and ASO products through a variety of programs, including small and large employer plans; state, federal and teacher plans; government programs; and the Health Insurance Marketplace. With the support of our owners, Covenant Health in Lubbock and Hendrick Health System in Abilene, we serve over 186,000 members. For more information, please visit