December 26, 2014 8:58 AM ET

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Company Overview of CareFirst, Inc.

Company Overview

CareFirst, Inc. provides health insurance and managed care products and services primarily through indemnity health insurance, health maintenance organization coverage, and health benefits administration. The company’s products and services also include preferred provider and point of service networks, fee-for-service arrangements, third-party administrator services, and other managed care services. It offers its products and services to individuals, businesses, and governmental agencies primarily in the State of Maryland, as well as in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

10455 Mill Run Circle

Owings Mills, MD 21117-4208

United States

Founded in 1934

Phone:

410-581-3000

Fax:

410-998-5576

Key Executives for CareFirst, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Executive Vice President of Medical Systems
Age: 63
Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 62
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

CareFirst, Inc. Key Developments

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Names Jonathan Blum as Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs

Former Medicare Chief Jonathan Blum has joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its executive vice president of medical affairs. Blum, who joined CareFirst on Sept. 8, will oversee CareFirst's provider networks, care management programs, pharmacy operations and medical policies. Blum was second in command at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under Marilyn Tavenner. He stepped down from the post as principal deputy administrator and director of CMS in May. President Obama appointed Blum to CMS in 2009.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Appoints John O'brien as Vice President of Public Policy

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield named John O'Brien as vice president of public policy. O'Brien will represent CareFirst on federal and state government and regulatory matters related to the implementation of federal health reform. He will also help CareFirst complete the launch of a federally funded pilot program to expand its patient-centered medical home model to 25,000 beneficiaries in Maryland. O'Brien replaces David Grosso, who left the company in November 2012 after being elected to the Council of the District of Columbia.

CareFirst, Inc. Announces Board Changes

CareFirst, Inc. named Linda Cropp chairman of its corporate board, effective January 01, 2013. Cropp, who joined the company in 2007, will replace Michael Merson, who retired from the board. Merson was a former president of MedStar Health.

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