SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ALASKA MARKET & CHIEF UNDERWRITING OFFICER
Jim is Senior Vice President, Alaska Market & Chief Underwriting Officer. In Alaska, Jim establishes Premera’s direction and focus in the $300 million market with innovative healthcare delivery models. He provides leadership for the company’s long- and short-range operational, membership and financial goals. In his underwriting role, Jim drives the company’s strategic plan to achieve membership and financial objectives. He leads a team in underwriting multi-state-driven product segments, including stop loss, alternative risk sharing, self-funded contracts, large group health plans, among others.
Prior to joining Premera, Jim served as Director of Underwriting for Health Net, where he ran underwriting for their western region. Jim also worked as a consultant with Ernst & Young in the firm’s Actuarial, Benefits and Compensation practice. Jim graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio with a BS in Mathematics. He also holds a Masters degree in Health Services Administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC.
About Premera Blue Cross
Our purpose is to improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better. We provide health coverage and related services to approximately 2.1 million people in Washington and Alaska. Premera Blue Cross has operated in Washington since 1933, and Alaska since 1952. Premera Blue Cross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Premera Blue Cross is a member of a family of companies based in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, that provide health, life, vision, dental, stop-loss, disability, and other related products and services. For more information, visit www.premera.com.