by Stephani Simmons
October 10, 2018
President and CEO
Blue Shield of California
Paul Markovich is president and CEO of Blue Shield of California, a 4-million-member nonprofit health plan with more than $17 billion in annual revenue that serves the state’s commercial, individual and government markets. Markovich assumed the position on January 1, 2013.
As president and CEO, Markovich drives Blue Shield’s mission to ensure Californians’ access to high-quality health care at an affordable price. In 2015, he led Blue Shield’s acquisition of Care1st Health Plan, marking the company’s entry into the Medi-Cal program.
A 20-year Blue Shield veteran, Markovich previously served as COO. Prior to that, he was senior vice president of the Large Group Business Unit and led the CalPERS sector. He also led the Product Development unit in the late 1990s and introduced numerous products and services.
Markovich is a graduate of Colorado College (where he played Division I hockey), a Rhodes Scholar, husband and father. He serves on the board of directors of America’s Health Insurance Plans and California Association of Health Plans.