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Blue Shield of California
50 Beale St
San Francisco , CA   94105-1813   USA
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Business Focus:
Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
HIP: Consumer-Directed Health Plan (CDHP)
HIP: Fee-For-Service (FFS)
HIP: Individual Market
HIP: Medicare Advantage Plan
HIP: Specialty - Dental
Company Description:
Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health care company dedicated to providing Californians with access to high quality care at a reasonable price. Founded in 1939, it now has 3.2 million members, 4,300 employees, one of the largest provider networks and more than 20 office locations, providing a wide range of commercial and government products throughout the state. In 2005, the company contributed $30 million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to fund nonprofit organizations that improve access to quality health care in California.
Company Ownership:
Blue Shield of California is a not-for-profit health care company and an independent member of the Blue Shield Association.

Company Contacts:
Media Contact(s)
Steve Shivinsky
[Vice President - Corporate Communications]
Heather Blanchard
Don Campbell
[Vice President Corporate Communications]
Mia Campitelli
[Corporate Communications]
Michael Johnson
[Director, Public Policy]
Anthony Marek
[Corporate Communications Director]
Erica Perng
[Media Relations Consultant]
Deborah Schwab
[Director, New Product Development]
Molly Weedn
[Senior Manager Corporate Communications]
Matthew Yi
[Senior Director, Corporate Communications]
Elise Anderson
[Media Relations Manager]
Lauren Bartlett
[Senior Manager, Corporate Communications]
Clinton McGue
[Corporate Communications]
Mary Taing
[Corporate Communications Associate]
Lindy Wagner
[Corporate Communications Manager]
Amanda Wardell
[Media Relations Manager]
Joanne Hanlon
[Media Relations]

Company Officials:
Paul Markovich
[President and Chief Operating Officer]
Matt Miller MD, MBA
[COO - Healthcare Company Initiative]
Hope H. Scott
[Vice President and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer]
K.C. Turan
[Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer]
Todd Walthall
[Chief Operating Officer]
Eric L. Book MD
[Medical Advisor and former CMO]
Chris Esguerra MD, MBA
[Senior Medical Director]
Terry Gilliland M.D.
[EVP - Health Care Quality and Affordability Organization]
Stuart H. Levine MD, MHA
[Former Chief Innovation and Clinical Care Officer]
Meredith Mathews MD
[Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer]
Debby Naegle RPh
[Vice President, Medical Operations]
Tracy Alvarez
[Senior Director - Pharmacy Strategic Operations and Compliance]
Sandra Aronberg
[Former Statewide Medical Director]
Don Beck
[Regional Medical Director, Medicare Region]
Scott Flinn MD
[Regional Medical Director]
Henry Garlich
[Director - Healthcare Value Solutions & Enhanced Clinical Programs]
John Hirshleifer MD
[Medical Director of Accountable Care Organizations]
Elmer Jones MD
[Medical Director for Quality, Disease Management and Behavioral Health]
Nancee March
[Director - Pharmacy Services]
David Ormerod
[Medical Director]
Robert Plass
[Medical Policy Director]
Marc Richmond M.D.
[Regional Medical Director]
Winnie Yang
[Director - Pharmacy Product, Strategy and Analytics]
[Senior Medical Director]
Sandra Clarke
[Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer]
Ed Cymerys
[SVP and Chief Actuary]
Heidi Fields
[Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer]
Heidi Kunz
[EVP and Chief Financial Officer]
Amy Yao
[Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary]
Lawrence Hilty
[Director of Alliance Management]
Michael G. Mathias
[Growth Initiative Executive]
Ron Ragland
[Vice President, Group Sales]
Jeff Robertson
[Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer]
Devin Gensch
[Associate General Counsel]
Seth Jacobs Esq.
[Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary]
Meagan Seeley
[Insights Expert]
Aliza Arjoyan
[SVP - Network Management and Provider Partnerships]
Juan C. Davila
[Senior Vice President for Network Management]
Eli Espinoza
[Director - Network Compliance]
Jill Harmatz
[Director of Contracting]
Mark Morgan
[SVP of Network Management and Provider Partnerships]
Lisa Davis
[Chief Information Officer]
Edward Diver
[VP IT Infrastructure & Operations]
Aaron Kaufman
[Chief Technology Officer]
Elinor MacKinnon
[SVP and Chief Information Officer]
Sherry Ryan
[Chief Information Security Officer]
Jeff Semenchuk
[Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer]
Karen Xie PhD
[Chief Technology Officer]
Steve Young
[Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer]
Marianne Jackson
[Senior Vice President for Human Resources]
Kristin Mullany MBA
[Chief Of Staff, Individual Business Unit]
Mary O'Hara
[Chief Human Resources Officer and SVP, Internal Communications]
Mashi Nyssen
Donald Antonucci
[Senior Vice President, Employer Markets]
Jeffrey Bailet MD
[Executive Vice President of Health Care Quality and Affordability]
Nitin Bhargava
[Senior Vice President of Employer Markets]
Krista A. Bowers
[General Manager - Senior Markets]
Michael Brandt
[Senior Manager, Special Investigations]
Tom Ciemins
[Senior Strategist]
Mark Gastineau
[SVP Individual, Small Group and Government]
Kimberley Goode
[Senior Vice President of External Affairs]
Mimi Kokoska M.D.
[Senior Vice President of Health Care Quality and Affordability Strategic Partnerships and Innovation]
Peter V. Long PhD
[SVP of Healthcare and Community Health Transformation]
Shayna Schulz
[SVP of Enterprise Transformation]
Michelle Simpson
[Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales and Service]
Brenda Solorzano
[Chief Program Director & Director, Health Care and Coverage]
Kathy Swenson
[Senior Vice President, Individual, Small Group, & Government Business Unit]
Karen Vigil
[SVP & Chief Executive Officer - Individual, Small Group, & Government Business Unit (ISGBU)]
Janet Widmann
[Senior Vice President]
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Blue Shield of California Appoints Lisa Davis as Chief Information Officer
Blue Shield of California Donates $40 Million to its Foundation
Drug-Price Sticker Shock: Blue Shield of California Takes A Dramatic Step to Lower Drug Prices
Blue Shield of California Commits $20 Million to Support Gov. Newsom's Initiative to Tackle Homelessness, Behavioral Health Services
WiserCare and Blue Shield of California Collaborate to Bring Personalized Decision Support to Patients
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