CareFirst names new CEO
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Oct. 22, 2007
Mid-Atlantic health insurer CareFirst Inc. is under permanent new leadership for the first time since William Jews left in November 2006.
Chester "Chet" Burrell, previously chair and CEO of Indianapolis-based RealMed Corp., an online claims processing service provider, will take over as president and CEO of CareFirst effective Dec. 1, the company announced Sept. 28. Interim President and CEO David Wolf was expected to return to his role as executive vice president for medical affairs and corporate development.
Owings Mills, Md.-based CareFirst has 3.1 million members, mostly in Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated plans in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2007/10/22/bibf1022.htm.