Diane Davidson

Diane Davidson is Employee Benefits Manager for RoyOMartin in Alexandria, Louisiana, joining the company in 1993.  She was a programmer/analyst for RoyOMartin until November 2004 when she took on the role of Benefits Manager. In fact, her background as a programmer/analyst first for a medical software company and later for the manufacturing and administrative operations for RoyOMartin led to her current position as benefits manager.  She set up the computer system for the self insured insurance division and moved into the role of benefits manager in 2004.  The medical plan, designed in 1980, has seen much change and growth under Diane’s oversight, including implementation and expansion of preventative health benefits. Health insurance premium costs were reduced by 40% in 2005 and have increased less than 3% each year since then.  Claims costs have also maintained a trend of 3% growth over the last ten years. Her most recent accomplishment was working with management to open a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The medical home is a collaborative with another employer and opened on March 1, 2011.  Diane is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a BS Degree in Quantitative Business Analysis and a minor in Computer Science. She is the current past chair of the Louisiana Business Group on Health. She also served as Medical Home Payment Pilot sub-committee co-chairman for the Louisiana Quality Forum, working on the design and setup of benefit and payment structures for the medical home model.  In addition, she was on the Health Data Panel which oversaw the launch of a statewide website in 2010 dedicated to improving consumerism in Louisiana. Diane is also a member of the  Louisiana Health Care Commission which is a board developed by the legislature to oversee and make recommendations on health care improvements in Louisiana. 

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