About Us

Kentucky Health Administrators is a locally owned independent third party administrator of self-funded employer group health plans, employee benefit plans, and ancillary support services.

From our headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky, we serve clients throughout the United States. 

The co-founders share a vision of offering affordable straight-forward solutions. A key component of our success is the combined expertise of the executive team and the unwavering principle of always doing what’s in the best interest of our clients, and the healthcare and benefits they provide their employees.

Every aspect of the insurance and healthcare industry is a complex and rapidly changing marketplace. Keeping a firm grasp on, and communicating these changes, empowers our clients with the advantage of control and choice — to react quickly and adapt to new demands.

Independence allows our staff to assemble the most competitive and effective personalized plans and services for you. We take the meaning of partner serious, and our clients and vendors value us because of it.

We know it’s your control, money, and choice – and we want to be your partner.

Co-Founders and Managing Partners

Industry veterans own and personally manage our company. So we sweat the details — and it makes all the difference for you. Your Kentucky Health Administrators management team are senior health benefits executives with impressive credentials and expertise.

Sherry McKinney, President, Partner
Sherry has impressive multi-business unit and management expertise developed throughout her award-winning career with several Fortune 100 telecommunication companies. She was an owner/broker for Coldwell Banker Real Estate and her collective business experience gives her a “client” perspective on employee benefits. During her career she has been involved in all aspects of business operations including marketing, data reporting, personnel, and training. Before becoming President of Kentucky Health Administrators, Sherry served as VP of Sales for a regional TPA. Sherry holds a BBA with Emphasis in Accounting from Eastern Kentucky University.

Carmel Wilson, Vice President, Claims & Stop-Loss Administration, Partner
Carmel has been associated with multiple facets of the healthcare insurance industry for over 20 years. She has worked for several companies such as Allegiant Management Services, Acordia of Louisville, Underwriters Safety & Claims, AEGON Insurance, IBA, and Preferred Health Plan, Inc., holding positions such as Customer Service Manager and Stop Loss Coordinator. Throughout her career, she has managed and maintained employee benefits group renewals, providing the best possible renewal and new business proposals. She has worked with Top A+ rated reinsurance carriers, managing general underwriters (MGU), and brokers over the years, developing a strong relationship with these groups to help grow and maintain working business relationships within her various positions. Carmel’s knowledge of the intricacies of reinsurance and self-funded plans are well known in the industry regionally, and her professionalism and dedication to customer service is unsurpassed.

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