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America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) has elected nine new members to its board of directors.
The association has also announced that the AHIP board will be led in 2018 by Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. In this role, Tyson will succeed Joseph Swedish, chairman, president and CEO of Anthem.
The new members on board include Gary Bhojwani, president and CEO-elect of CNO Financial Group; Kenneth Burdick, CEO of WellCare Health Plans; Patrick Conway, MD, president and CEO-elect of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina; Michael Guyette, president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota; Daniel Loepp, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; Peter Marino, CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island; Richard Shinto, MD, president and CEO of InnovaCare; Pat Wang, president and CEO of Healthfirst; Teresa White, president of Aflac US.
Marilyn Tavenner, AHIP president and CEO, said: "In 2018, we will continue to have a national conversation about how to improve the value of health care. These leaders are committed to ensuring the best use of every dollar spent on coverage and care. I look forward to working with them to promote new ways to improve affordability and quality."
"Joe’s leadership was essential as we debated how to make the American health care system more affordable and accessible for everyone," Tavenner added. "In all our recommendations, we stayed focused on a few key principles: affordability, choice, protections for patients, and market stability. I offer my greatest thanks to Joe for his strong commitment to the millions of people our industry serves daily."
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