Navigation Links
WellPoint Appoints Brian A. Sassi as President and CEO of the Company's Consumer Business Unit
Date:1/9/2008

Leslie A. Margolin Named President of Blue Cross of California

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) today announced that Brian A. Sassi has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the company's Consumer Business Unit, which includes the Individual, Senior and State Sponsored (Medicaid) customer segments.

Sassi, formerly president of Blue Cross of California, replaces Joan Herman, who announced her plans last year to retire in 2008. Sassi will begin transitioning into his new role immediately and assume full responsibility on February 1.

"Brian Sassi has a 25-year career in the health insurance industry and an impressive record of accomplishments in our company," said Angela F. Braly, president and chief executive officer of WellPoint, Inc. "His strong combination of market knowledge, operational experience and industry leadership will help ensure continued growth of our Consumer Business Unit, which has been and will continue to be critical to WellPoint's success."

Since joining Blue Cross of California in 1989, Sassi has held a number of leadership roles, including vice president of operations and strategic initiatives, general manager of small group accounts, and general manager of large group accounts. Prior to joining Blue Cross of California, Sassi held a number of industry management positions.

Separately, the company announced that Leslie Margolin will become president and general manager of Blue Cross of California. Margolin will be responsible for health plan management including product and service innovation, underwriting and sales, as well as client and broker relations for both small and large group health coverage. In this role, Margolin is also responsible for the development of Blue Cross of California's long-term strategic direction and collaborating with local and state elected officials to improve the health of Californians. She will join the company on February 11.

"Blue Cross of California, the state's oldest and largest health plan, has been committed to ensuring the highest quality and most affordable care for Californians for more than 70 years," said Braly. "Leslie Margolin, an extremely respected industry leader in California, will work diligently to improve health, manage costs, introduce innovative products, and deliver world-class, distinctive service to our customers and members throughout the state."

Margolin has more than 20 years of health care experience, including senior strategic and operational roles at Kaiser Permanente and CIGNA. Margolin previously served as senior vice president for health plan and hospital operations for Kaiser Permanente's integrated delivery systems and as the management lead of its Labor Management Partnership. Prior to her work at Kaiser Permanente, Margolin served as president of CIGNA HealthCare of California and general manager of CIGNA's Southern California health care operations, and for 10 years was a member of CIGNA's in-house legal department.

About WellPoint, Inc.

WellPoint's mission is to improve the lives of the people it serves and the health of its communities. WellPoint, Inc. is the largest health benefits company in terms of commercial membership in the United States. Through its nationwide networks, the company delivers a number of leading health benefit solutions through a broad portfolio of integrated health care plans and related services, along with a wide range of specialty products such as life and disability insurance benefits, pharmacy benefit management, dental, vision, behavioral health benefit services, as well as long term care insurance and flexible spending accounts. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, WellPoint is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and serves its members as the Blue Cross licensee for California; the Blue Cross and Blue Shield licensee for Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (excluding 30 counties in the Kansas City area), Nevada, New Hampshire, New York (as Blue Cross Blue Shield in 10 New York City metropolitan and surrounding counties and as Blue Cross or Blue Cross Blue Shield in selected upstate counties only), Ohio, Virginia (excluding the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.), Wisconsin; and through UniCare. Additional information about WellPoint is available at http://www.wellpoint.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE WellPoint, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. WellPoint Executive Mark Boxer Recognized as One of Computerworlds 2008 Premier 100 IT Leaders
2. WellPoint Announces Appointment of John Langenus as President of Anthem National Accounts
3. WellPoint Highlights 2007 Accomplishments and Strong 2008 Outlook at Annual Investor Meeting
4. WellPoint Announces Appointment of John Cannon III as Executive Vice President & General Counsel
5. WellPoint Provides Support and Resources to Most Vulnerable California Residents
6. WellPoint Taps Zagat Survey to Help Consumers Rate Experiences with Their Doctors
7. WellPoint Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
8. WellPoint NextRx Receives National Leadership Award for Innovative Web Tool
9. Wellpoint NextRx Receives TIPPS Certification from the HR Policy Association
10. WellPoint Announces Realignment of Core Businesses; Names New Executives
11. WellPoint and M-Plan Enter Into Endorsement Agreement as M-Plan Announces Exit From the Commercial HMO Business in Indiana
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... 22, 2017 , ... The SeniorCare Investor will host an important webinar— Seniors ... 2017, at 1:00 PM ET. A recording of the webinar will also be made ... , If you want to find out what really happened in the seniors housing ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... FPS is a ... PTSD. , Established in 1977, our organization was at the forefront in working ... to civilian life were evident and served as the catalyst for the establishing ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... ... February 22, 2017 , ... Alto-Shaam is pleased to ... Multi-Cook Oven offers up to four ovens in one. Control temperature, fan speed ... unmatched evenness in cooking. Alto-Shaam has partnered with Appliance Innovation to introduce this ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... ... February 21, 2017 , ... Robins & Morton celebrated ... Oklahoma, on Feb. 21. , The celebration began with a ribbon cutting event ... the construction team and tribal leadership. , Choctaw Nation Durant Regional Medical ...
(Date:2/21/2017)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 21, 2017 , ... ... the United States according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Some patients want ... address the functionality of their nose and improve their breathing ability. The team at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/22/2017)... Conn. , Feb. 22, 2017   Protein ... maker of Flublok® Influenza Vaccine , announced today ... Partnership for Influenza Vaccine Introduction (PIVI) and the Mongolian ... devastating impacts of the flu.  The doses of Flublok ... Mongolia for health care workers, ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... PUNE, India , February 22, 2017 ... Market Research, titled, "Radiology Information System Market by Type, Component, ... Forecast, 2014-2022," the radiology information system market was valued at ... million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 5.9% from ... over three-fifths share of the total market in 2015. ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... 22, 2017  Based on its recent analysis ... Sullivan recognizes SnooZeal, Inc. with the 2017 European ... innovative product that intelligently addresses the root causes ... through the clinically proven continuous transmucosal electrical stimulation ... is one of the most accessible anti-snoring products ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: