CHICAGO, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul S. Boulis, president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL), announced his retirement today, effective December 31, 2009. In his role as the head of Illinois' largest health insurance plan, Boulis has been responsible for all operations, including consumer and group sales and marketing, provider network contracting and management, provider relations, medical policy, medical and disease management, government relations and public affairs. During his tenure, BCBSIL grew to serve more than seven million members and 30,000 employer groups, and offer a network of more than 29,000 health care providers.
"Paul has been an effective leader, overseeing BCBSIL's growth and playing a key role in building our capabilities," said Martin G. Foster, executive vice president and president of Plan Operations for Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), which operates BCBSIL.
Boulis joined BCBSIL in 1984. Prior to serving as president, he served in BCBSIL's National Division for 17 years as both vice president and senior vice president, during which he helped grow the company's national and major accounts business to include more than 350 large employer, government and labor customers. Prior to joining BCBSIL, he worked at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association for 11 years, during which he held management positions in the Medicare, utilization review, cost containment and marketing services departments.
Boulis is a member of the boards of Dental Networks of America, Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Company of New York and Health Insurance Services Corporation. He also served for several years on the board of Consortium Health Plans.
|SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois|
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