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New President Named at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico

May 17, 2012

Albuquerque, NM — Kurt Shipley has been named the new president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, it was announced today. As president, he will be responsible for sales, marketing, health care management, network operations, government and community relations. Shipley has led the health plan on an interim basis since the retirement of its previous president. He first joined the company in 1991. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is a division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), the country's largest customer-owned health insurer.

Before becoming interim leader in New Mexico earlier this year, Shipley served as vice president of New Mexico Programs and Network Management. Prior to joining Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, he was responsible for internal and external financial reporting at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado. He is a certified public accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Brigham Young University.

"Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is committed to offering access to quality care statewide. As our new president, Kurt Shipley will help ensure that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico continues to meet the unique needs of people throughout the state," said Pat Hemingway Hall, president and CEO of HCSC.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico:
With 300,000 members and serving another 100,000 New Mexicans through the nationwide BlueCard® Program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico is the largest commercial membership health insurer in New Mexico. Since 1940, BCBSNM has been committed to promoting the health and wellness of its members and communities through accessible, cost-effective, quality health care. BCBSNM is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation, the country’s largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

Media Contact:
Becky Kenny (505-816-2012 or 505-999-8806, Becky_Kenny@bcbsnm.com)


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