Dr. Jeffery Feingold passed away on October 7 after a battle with cancer at the age of 75.
His passing has received little press attention. Surprisingly, no major media have reported on it considering Dr. Feingold's important contribution to healthcare in this country. His passing is not even mentioned on the MCNA website, the company that he founded.in Florida back in the 90s and grew to one of the biggest dental insurers in the country. Very much like the purchase last year of MCNA by UnitedHealthcare.
Dr. Feingold's achievements including his history of political involvement are recorded in a recent article on Florida Politics.
We will just republish the following.
MCNA is now one of the largest companies of its kind in the country, serving more than 8 million adults and children. Feingold sold the business late last year to UnitedHealthcare, which has continued MCNA’s organizational profile and retained its name. Many health care professionals who started with Dentaland or MCNA went on to prosperous practices.
[Ron] DeSantis delivered the eulogy for Feingold on Oct. 11 at Beth Israel Memorial Center in Delray Beach, where Feingold and his wife lived. Former Texas Governor and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who now chairs MCNA’s board and directs its legislative strategy, made additional remarks at a shiva after the service.
“My dad made a lot of people’s careers; he changed people’s lives,” Glen Feingold said. “My dad left a remarkable legacy but most important to him was his family, his Jewish faith and his friends.”
Feingold is survived by his wife of 48 years, Barbara; sons, Eric and his wife, Deana, and Glen; daughter, Samantha Feingold Criss and her husband, Jonathan Criss; and seven grandchildren.
Our condolences to his family.