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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Company Website:

Business Focus:
HIP: Fee-For-Service (FFS)
HIP: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
Company Description:

Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a private, fully taxed mutual company, owned by policyholders—not shareholders. It is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and is governed by a Louisiana Board of Directors.

The company and its subsidiaries provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to Louisiana residents. With headquarters in Baton Rouge and eight district offices around the state, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to improving the lives of its customers by providing them with health guidance and affordable access to quality care. Learn more on the company’s website at or visit its social media hub to connect via Facebook, Twitter and more.


Company Contacts:
Media Contact(s)
John Maginnis
[Vice President - Strategic Communications]
Cindy Wakefield
[Vice President of Strategic Communications]
Dianne Eysink
[Director - Strategic Communications]

Company Officials:
Steven Udvarhelyi MD
[President and CEO]
Michael Tipton
[President of the Blue Cross Foundation]
Sheldon Faulk
[SVP, COO of Government Business]
Vindell Washington MD
[Chief Medical Officer]
Milam Ford RPH, MBA, MPH
[Vice President - Pharmacy Services]
Milam W. Ford
[Vice President of Pharmacy Service]
Larry Simon
[Medical Director]
Emily Vincent
[Medical Director]
Jeremy Wigginton
[Medical Director]
Bryan Camerlinck
[Chief Financial Officer]
Clinton H. Prescott
[VP - Treasury and Financial Planning]
Brian Small
[Senior Vice President and Chief Actuary]
Michael Bertaut
[Healthcare Economist]
Brian P. Keller
[Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer]
Michele S. Calandro
[Senior Vice President and General Counsel]
Mary Rebecca Mix
Danielle Conway
[VP, Benefit Operations – Enrollment & Billing]
Vince Jackson
[Vice President - Customer Service]
Hiral Arges
[VP - Provider Relations & Contracting]
David Hochheiser
[SVP of Provider Networks and Value Based Contracting]
Tamara A. Mayo
[VP - Provider Reimbursement and Payment Innovation]
Natalie McCall
[VP - Provider Performance and Analytics]
Susan Kozik
[Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer]
Somesh Nigam PhD
[SVP - Chief Analytics & Data Officer]
Anthony Tardugno
[Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and Security Officer]
Robin Mayhall APR
[Senior Writer - Strategic Communications]
John E. Brown
[Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer]
Sabrina Hogan
[SVP of Care Delivery]
Gina Laird
[Senior Vice President - Benefit Operations]
Darrell Langlois
[Senior Vice President - Strategy and Business Development]
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