Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross) CEO Brad Wilson will retire from the company later this year.
Wilson started working at Blue Cross in 1996 and has served as president and CEO since 2010, leading the company through a period of rapid change in the healthcare industry.
“It’s been a privilege to work for a company that has been helping North Carolinians live healthier for the past 84 years,” said Wilson. “Now is a good time to transition leadership to the next CEO – one who will lead Blue Cross through the next wave of healthcare reform just as I have been fortunate to do for the last seven years. I will work closely with the Board of Trustees to establish a timeline that ensures a smooth transition.”
Wilson became president and CEO in February 2010 as Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He has served as an advocate for common sense reform measures, consulting with leaders from both political parties on ways to make healthcare more affordable for North Carolinians.
Blue Cross stabilized its ACA business in 2016 and is the only company to offer ACA coverage in all 100 counties. His retirement enables the company to hire a new CEO in time to implement the next set of changes currently being debated in Washington.
Blue Cross, Brad Wilson, Retirement, US