Five New Members Elected To AHIP Board Of Directors

by Kristine Grow

November 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – November 10, 2016 – America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) announced that five new members have been elected to the AHIP Board of Directors, effective November 10, 2016:

  • John Baackes, CEO of L.A. Care Health Plan
  • Thomas A. Croswell, CLU, President and CEO of Tufts Health Plan
  • J.D. Hickey, M.D., CEO of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Pamela Morris, President and CEO of CareSource
  • Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman, President and CEO of Centene Corp.

“These leaders have proven records of delivering real solutions that serve consumers and improve health care,” said Marilyn Tavenner, AHIP President and CEO. “They are committed to delivering greater value, finding new ways to deliver better care, and working collaboratively across the industry to deliver results. I look forward to working with them as we continue to drive changes that will improve affordability and quality.”

New members join other esteemed colleagues currently serving on AHIP’s Board, listed here.

The AHIP Board will be led by Joseph R. Swedish, Chairman, President and CEO of Anthem Inc., who was elected to serve as Chair in 2017, as previously announced. Swedish succeeds Mark B. Ganz, CEO of Cambia Health Solutions in this role. Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, will serve as Chair for 2018.

“We are grateful for Mark’s leadership. He has led on critical issues and improvements that directly help consumers, from delivering greater value to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, to improving how we pay for care, and working across the industry to control rising costs for prescription drugs,” Tavenner said. “We look forward to continuing to build on this work with our new and existing Board members, as we continue to advocate for the health insurance community and the consumers they serve.”

About AHIP

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance community. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality, and innovation. Visit www.ahip.org  Learn more about health insurance and how it works at myhealthplan.guide