30 Years of No. 1 Companies

Timothy Rice
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2007: MemberHealth
Solon, Ohio

2006 Revenue: $1.2 billion
Three-Year Growth: 20,129%

The only Inc. 500 No. 1 company ever to achieve over a billion dollars in revenue, MemberHealth topped the charts by processing and managing nearly 52 million Medicare Part D prescriptions for its customers in 2006. “For the last couple of years, every day has been get up in the morning and run 100 miles an hour,” Charles Hallberg, MemberHealth’s CEO told Inc. in 2007. “This has put all of us under tremendous pressures. Change can be difficult but also very exciting.” Later that year, MemberHealth was acquired by Universal American Financial Corp.