WOODLAND HILLS – Anthem Blue Cross (Anthem) announced today that Beth Andersen has been named President of Anthem Blue Cross’ commercial business plan in California.
“We are excited to have such an engaged and respected leader whose in-depth knowledge of the industry and the California market will greatly benefit our consumers, customers and provider partners in the local market,” said Scott Kreiling, President and Senior Vice President of Anthem’s West Region Commercial Business. “Her talent and expertise will be invaluable in leading our efforts to improve access and affordability as we work to transform the healthcare system.”
Andersen brings a wealth of healthcare experience to her new role, having spent 30 years in the industry, including several leadership positions. Most recently Andersen led Anthem Blue Cross’ large group sales business unit.
Prior to joining Anthem, Andersen held various senior leadership roles with Optum and Aetna and also headed LifeMap, a member of Cambia Health, in the Pacific Northwest.
“I am honored to be asked to lead Anthem Blue Cross in California, and I look forward to collaborating with employers, providers, and others to achieve better health outcomes for the people we serve,” said Andersen. “The past few years have been a time of unprecedented change and innovation in our industry, and that pace only continues to increase. I’m excited about the opportunities this provides to find better ways of serving our consumers in California.”
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