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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL)
 
300 East Randolph St
Chicago , IL   60601-5099   USA
312-653-6000
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Company Website:
http://bcbsil.com/
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Business Focus:
HIP: HMO
Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
Company Description:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois traces its roots to the depths of the Great Depression and a group of Chicago business leaders who witnessed how relatively minor illnesses that required a hospital stay were ruining families financially. These business leaders saw terrible hardship in their community and they took action to alleviate it. In 1936, they pooled their own savings and launched a not-for-profit company called Hospital Service Corporation to offer an affordable pre-paid hospital plan, which was a new concept at that time. The Chicago Plan, as it was called, was one the forerunners of what we know as health insurance today. The idea, of course, caught on and Hospital Service Corporation eventually became Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.

Today, we are the largest and most experienced health insurance company in the state, providing more than 6.5 million members with comprehensive and affordable health plans.

 
Company Ownership:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company,
an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Company Contacts:
Media Contact(s)
David Sandor
[Public Relations Director]
 
Robert Kieckhefer
[Senior Vice President, Public Affairs]
 
Kathleen Cangemi
[Communications Director]
 
Lauren Henderson
[Media Contact]
 
Bridget Houlihan
[Director of Communications]
 
Jack A. Segal
 

Company Officials:
Raymond F. McCaskey
[President and Chief Executive Officer]
 
Maurice Smith
[President]
 
Stan Borg MD
[Chief Medical Officer]
 
Opella Ernest
[Chief Medical Officer]
 
Derek Robinson
[Vice President and Chief Medical Officer]
 
Cynthia Alston MD
[Associate Medical Director]
 
Robert Fucik M.D.
[Medical Director, Policy & Adjudication]
 
Willard Hams M.D.
[Medical Director - MCNP]
 
Elif Oker M.D.
[Medical Director]
 
Marianne Pavach
[Associate Medical Director]
 
Kim Reed
[Senior Medical Director]
 
Kenneth Richmond MD
[Medical Director, PPO & Administrative Services]
 
Jan Roberts MD
[Associate Medical Director]
 
Sydney Ross-Davis
[Former Medical Director]
 
Charles Schutz
[Medical Director]
 
Stephanie Vomvouras MD, MBA
[Medical Director]
 
Carol Wilhoit MD, MS
[Medical Director - Quality Improvement]
 
Denise Bujak
[Vice President, Finance]
 
Dennis Hooker
[VP National and Major Account Sales]
 
Hugo Tagli
[Senior Vice President - Chief Legal Officer]
 
Steve Hamman
[Vice President of Network Management]
 
Donna Levigne
[Senior Director - Professional Provider Networks]
 
Ray Biondo
[Chief Information Security Officer]
 
Rick Gutierrez
[Lead Information Security Specialist]
 
Sam Homer PhD
[Healthcare Technology Strategy & Innovation Executive]
 
Donell Banyard
[Technical Specialist]
 
David Sandor
[Public Relations Director]
 
Gail Koziara Boudreaux
[Executive Vice President, External Operation]
 
Michelle Chesnut
[Executive Director, Service Delivery Operations]
 
Dieter Freer
[Divisional Senior Vice President, Local and Consumer Markets]
 
Robert Kieckhefer
[Senior Vice President, Public Affairs]
 
Nilima Rajkumar
[Executive Director]
 
Austin Waldron
[Divisional Senior Vice President]
 
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Dr. Derek Robinson Joins Blue Cross And Blue Shield Of Illinois as Chief Medical Officer
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BCBSIL: Telemedicine - The Modern-Day House Call
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Launches Digital Magazine Focused on Making the Health Care System Work Better
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