Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Your Health Insurance Plan Company News Quick Read-
Who's making news today?  Here is HCBD-Who'sIT!
Executive Index
by Company
Ms. Jill Becher
Anthem, Inc.
Corporate Media Relations Director
Ms. Gail Koziara Boudreaux
Anthem, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer and President
Ms. Felicia F. Norwood
Anthem, Inc.
Executive Vice President and President, Government Business Division
Ms. Karen Bagley
Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield (ABCBS)
Benefits & Compensation Manager
Mr. Daniel J. Loepp
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM)
President and CEO
Mr. Ted Haynes
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma (BCBSOK)
Mr. Darnell Dent
FirstCare Health Plans - SHA, LLC (dba FirstCare)
President and CEO
Dr. Jonathan Zipkin
GoHealth Urgent Care
Regional Lead Physician
Mr. William S. George Sr.
Health Partners Plans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Susan J. Beane MD
Vice President and Medical Director
Ms. Sandy Sharon
Kaiser Permanente
Area Manager and Senior Vice President For Kaiser Permanente Sacramento
Dr. Robert Azevedo
Kaiser Permanente
Mr. Gil Hoffman
Mercy | Sisters of Mercy Health System
Mr. Chris Pettit
Principal and Consulting Actuary
Mr. Jim Weldon
North Mississippi Medical Center
Chief Information Officer
Ms. Abby Sears
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Josh Lemieux
Vice President of Development and Foundation Engagement
Ms. Teresa Miller
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Lloyd Minor MD
Stanford University
Dean of Stanford University School of Medicine
Ms. Michelle Jackson
Assistant Vice President of Workforce Solutions
Company News Headlines
HIP News and Announcements      
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Launches “MI Blue” Skill for Amazon Alexa
“We are always seeking ways to connect people in Michigan with better health. We worked with Amazon to give people everywhere in Michigan the chance to leverage Amazon’s voice service to live healthier and connect with reliable information from Blue Cross ," said Mr. Daniel J. Loepp , President and CEO, BCBSM

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BCBSOK: Be Smart - Don’t Start Anti-Tobacco Day teaches Oklahomans about the Dangers of Tobacco Use
“Tobacco use is a major health issue affecting the quality of life in Oklahoma. Educating our children and families can help to improve the health and well-being of Oklahomans today and in the future," said Mr. Ted Haynes , President of BCBSOK

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Advanced Medical Reviews is Exhibiting at AHIP’s Institute and Expo in San Diego, CA, June 20-22
“We look forward to exhibiting at AHIP each year. Being able to attend this year’s show in San Diego, close to our main offices, provides us with a great opportunity to bring our entire team of Account Execs," said Mr. Dan Perlow , Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships, Advanced Medical Reviews

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Kaiser Permanente Opens New State-of-the-Art Medical Office Building in Downtown Sacramento
“Our investment in downtown took a giant step forward with the opening of our Sports Medicine Center in Golden 1 Center in 2016, and continues with the opening of this new medical office building and our plans to build a new hospital in the historic Railyards," said Ms. Sandy Sharon , area manager and senior vice president for Kaiser Permanente Sacramento

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FirstCare Health Plans Continuing Support for United Way
"I'm proud of our employees' efforts for this cause. This bond and sense of community sets FirstCare apart from other health plans in Texas. We are here, we are a part of the community and we're already looking forward to how we can continue contributing throughout the remainder of 2018 and beyond," said Mr. Darnell Dent , President/CEO, FirstCare

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Healthfirst Provider Symposium Focuses On Health Needs Of Millennials In NYC
“Understanding the unique healthcare needs and preferences of our members is vital so that Healthfirst can continue its 25-year tradition of providing access to high-quality care. Much like the generations that came before them, Millennials will face their own unique challenges, and today’s panel of speakers will offer the kind of insights into this population that will make a significant impact on how our providers treat these members," said Dr. Susan J. Beane MD , Vice President and Medical Director, Healthfirst

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Anthem Names Felicia Norwood Executive Vice President and President, Government Business Division
" Ms. Felicia F. Norwood is a proven leader with extensive experience in both the healthcare industry and government. She shares Anthem ’s vision of creating a better healthcare experience for our consumers and all Americans," said Ms. Gail Koziara Boudreaux , President and Chief Executive Officer, Anthem

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Bagley hired as Benefits & Compensation manager by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Ms. Karen Bagley of Clinton has been hired by ABCBS as Benefits & Compensation manager. In her new role, Bagley is responsible for developing and maintaining employee pay and benefits programs to ensure that Arkansas Blue Cross' compensation packages are competitive and offer benefits that are valued. She works with other teams to provide employees a career path to advance their knowledge, skills, abilities and responsibilities.

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Health Partners Plans Featured in Pennsylvania Department of Human Services’ Medicaid Innovation Tour
“We know homelessness and job insecurity contribute to poor health. As a leading managed care organization, it’s our responsibility to address these social determinants in novel ways to improve health outcomes. Providing this training is a natural extension of the work we do to overcome these obstacles and improve the overall quality of life for this very vulnerable population," said Mr. William S. George Sr. , President and CEO, Health Partners Plans

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Unum Caring Report explores strain on caregivers across generations
“This report helps to spotlight not only the prevalence of caregivers in our workforce, but the many challenges they face in balancing personal and professional responsibilities. Employers are being challenged to meet these caregivers’ needs if they’re to attract and retain a quality workforce. Nearly 90 percent of survey respondents said that an employer’s leave policies are important when considering or changing jobs," said Ms. Michelle Jackson , AVP Regional Market Development at Unum

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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 HR-Jobs-Promotions
HIP Wonk Watch

Solutions News and Announcements    back to index
Mississippi Health System Selects Mercy Technology Services to Help Install Epic
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HIP HR-Jobs-Promotions    back to index
OCHIN Expands Leadership Team to Advance Partnerships for Health Equity
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HIP Wonk Watch    back to index
Milliman analysis: Medicaid managed care market penetration quadruples over past decade
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Stanford Medicine: Doctors Call for Overhaul of Electronic Health Records
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