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Pati McCandless

by Jasmine Batchelor

August 29, 2019

Vice President, State Health Policy,
Health Care Service Corporation

Pati McCandless is the Vice President for State Health Policy for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), doing business as Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Prior to joining HCSC, she was Of Counsel at Greenberg Traurig where she represented numerous health insurance industry clients, including a major state trade association. She is an executive committee member and board member of the Texas Association of Business and is an appointed board member of the Texas Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association. Pati previously served many years as a board member of the Texas Association of Health Plans, including two terms as President (2006-2007 and 2016-2017). She served on the board of the Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool for 12 years, along with other insurance related advisory committees throughout her career. Pati has over 25 years of health care policy and insurance related legal experience. She is a graduate of Texas A & M University and New York Law School.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

• Health Insurance Market Activity, Texas Association of Health Plans, Annual Conference, Houston, Texas, November 14, 2018
• Back to Basics: Understanding Health Insurance, Texas Association of Health Plans Lunch and Learn, Texas Capitol, Austin, TX, September 30, 2018
• 1332 Waivers and State Flexibility, Texas Association of Health Plans Lunch and Learn, Texas Capitol, Austin, TX, October 11, 2017
• Ethical Considerations Regarding Attorney Contacts at State Agencies, 12th Annual Advanced Administrative Law Seminar, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, August 25, 2017
• Health Care Reform Update, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Major Accounts Council Meeting, Hotel Emma, San Antonio, Texas, April 26, 2017
• The Affordable Care Act – Federal Update, Texas Association of Counties, Board Training, Lost Pines Resort, Bastrop, Texas, January 27, 2017
• The Affordable Care Act – Impact on Texas, Texas Department of Insurance, Examiner Training Meeting, Austin, Texas, August 10, 2016
• Moving Forward by Looking Back – How Health Plans are Regulated in Texas, Texas Association of Health Plans Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, November 4, 2015
• Moderator, Legislative Panel, TALHI Annual Conference, Galveston, Texas, September 30, 2015
• Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Texas, UT Health Law Conference, Houston Texas, April 11, 2014
• Politics, Policy and Administrative Powers: Understanding Dual Regulation of Health Insurance in Texas, In House CLE at the Texas Department of Insurance, Austin, Texas, February 25, 2014
• Politics, Policy and Administrative Powers: Understanding Dual Regulation of Health Insurance in
Texas, joint author with Bruce McCandless, 15. Tex. Tech. Admin. L.J. 143, March 2014