Anthem Inc. has appointed Tomas Orozco president of its Medicare east region. He will oversee Anthem’s Medicare operations in Connecticut, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Virginia. He previously served as president of Simply Healthcare’s Medicare business in Florida.

Orozco started at Simply Healthcare in 2011 as executive vice president of the south Florida market. Four years later, he was promoted to president of the Medicare line of business. Orozco oversaw one of the fastest growing Medicare Advantage plans in Florida, with more than 50 percent growth in plan membership over the past 14 months.

Prior to Simply Healthcare, he held executive positions at CarePlus Health Plans and worked at Physicians Healthcare Plans Inc. before that.