Friday, March 08, 2019
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Antonio Rocchino
Aetna Behavioral Health
Senior Director - Network Management Behavioral Health
Ms. Maria Olson
American Heart Association (AHA)
Senior Vice President
Craig Samitt MD, MBA
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Paul Markovich
Blue Shield of California
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Brian D. Pieninck
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Todd Cioni
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Vice President and Chief Compliance, Ethics and Privacy Officer
Mr. Chris Bradbury
CIGNA HealthCare
Vice President of Integrated Clinical and Specialty Drug Solutions
Ms. Mary Spardel
CPR Strategic Communications
Account Manager
Mr. Doug Claffey
Energage, LLC (formerly WorkplaceDynamics)
Mr. Timothy Erblich
Ethisphere Institute
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Michael (Mike) Gordon
Chief Product and Strategy Officer
Mr. Daniel (Dan) J. Hilferty
Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Jeanie Heffernan
Independence Blue Cross (IBC)
SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. A.R. Weiler
Livio Health Group
Chief Executive Officer
Jacob Levenson
MAP Health Management, LLC
Chief Executive Officer
Jared Smith
MAP Health Management, LLC
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Ms. Jane Lutz
Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP (PBMI)
Executive Director
Debra L. Griffin
Founding Member
Mr. Shahid Alam
Stella Health
Senior Vice President and Chief Analytics and Information Officer
Ms. Diane P. Holder
UPMC Health Plan
President of UPMC Health Plan and the UPMC Insurance Services Division
Mr. Simon Bradstock
Welltok, Inc.
Provider Market President
Ms. Jane Keller-Allen
WPS Health Solutions - Wisconsin Physicians Service Insurance Corporation
Vice President of Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Blue Shield of California and the American Heart Association Launch Self-Service Blood Pressure Kiosk at Roots Community Clinic
“As a resident of Oakland for almost 25 years and with our headquarters moving to Oakland later this year, it is important for Blue Shield of California to be a part of the solution to creating a healthy society for all people,” said Mr. Paul Markovich , president and CEO of Blue Shield of California

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PBMI Recognizes Cigna with Excellence Award for Cost Containment
“Addressing the whole person in a truly connected manner across medical, pharmacy and behavioral continues to drive greater and deeper health engagement, leading to better results for our customers and clients,” said Mr. Chris Bradbury , senior vice president,

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GuideWell Connect earns a 2019 Grand Stevie Award
GuideWell Connect earned a 2019 Grand Stevie Award as one of the winningest organizations in the 13th annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. In addition to a Gold Stevie for "GuideWell Retail Centers are the Face of Florida Blue," GuideWell Connect earned an additional 13 silver and bronze awards. The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are the world’s top honors for customer service, contact center, business development, and sales professionals.

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CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Among ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ For Seventh Consecutive Year
“We are deeply honored to receive this distinctive award for a seventh consecutive year in recognition of our commitment to conducting our business with the highest standards of ethics and integrity. Living our values is woven into our culture and allows us to be our best in support of our members, the broader communities we serve, and our not-for-profit mission," said Mr. Brian D. Pieninck , President and CEO, CareFirst

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UPMC Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies
“Our team is looking forward to enhancing our service this important and fast growing community and expanding the dialogue on how to reduce health costs, enhance quality and provide access to all residents of the state," said UPMC Health Plan and UPMC Health Plan organizational values are the foundation of our dynamic culture and guide our business engagements and decisions. Our values provide the foundation to operate with the highest level of integrity and business ethics in pursuit of our mission-driven objectives. We are incredibly honored to be recognized by Ethisphere as one of the world’s most ethical companies," said Ms. Diane P. Holder , executive vice president at UPMC

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WPS named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for 10th consecutive year
“This is the 10th consecutive year that WPS Health Solutions has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute . This milestone achievement demonstrates our commitment to ethical business practices and leading with integrity. We continually work toward maintaining our high standards for ethical business behavior, responsible corporate citizenship, effective leadership, and solid governance," said Ms. Jane Keller-Allen , WPS Vice President of Internal Audit, Compliance and Risk

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The Philadelphia Inquirer names Independence Blue Cross a Top Workplace for 2019
“The Top Workplaces honor is particularly significant because it reflects the experiences of our associates and is based solely on their feedback. Our associates are the reason we are successful as a company, so I am thrilled that they feel valued and motivated to learn, grow, and contribute at IBC , Mr. Daniel J. Hilferty , Independence CEO

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota and Stella announce two leadership appointments
"I am excited to have Mr. Shahid Alam and Mr. A.R. Weiler , both of whom come to Blue Cross and Stella Health

with accomplished backgrounds in leading the evolution of the healthcare industry, join our efforts to accelerate innovation and performance as strategic imperatives of our entire organization. Their respective abilities and vision make them true transformative leaders in health and great additions to our team," said Dr. Craig Samitt MD, MBA , president and CEO of Stella and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

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NAVIGATION - Other Sections in Today's HCBD-Who'sIT! Daily:
HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements
Solutions News and Announcements
HIP Wonk Watch

HIP Care Management and Well-Being Announcements    back to index
Welltok's Tea Leaves Health Launches New Enterprise Growth Solution
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Aetna Heads A $25 Million Investment Round Into MAP Health Management
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Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Healthx Introduces Engagement Analytics
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PPX Mobile App Bridge that Read,Write & Connects Health & Insurance Data
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Echosens North America Publishes New White Paper: Looming Epidemic of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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