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Blue Shield of California Announces Senior Management Promotions

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 9, 2015) --- Blue Shield of California continues to demonstrate its commitment to innovation and growth with the promotion of two experienced professionals to its senior management team:

Kristen Miranda has been appointed to senior vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation. Miranda will continue to lead Blue Shield’s Accountable Care Organization (ACO) strategy. Since joining Blue Shield as vice president of Provider Network Management in 2006, Miranda has managed the development of Blue Shield’s collaborations with health systems and medical groups across California. She led the creation of an industry-leading ACO network and program that spans 22 HMO, eight PPO and three Medicare ACOs.

“Under Kristen’s leadership, Blue Shield’s ACO program delivers terrific results annually and is an example of what we can accomplish when we work collaboratively with providers,” said Juan Davila, executive vice president of Health Care Quality and Affordability. Miranda reports to Davila.

Amy Yao has been promoted to senior vice president and will continue to serve as chief actuary. As Chief Actuary, Yao oversees the actuarial department and provides analytical support across the business. Since joining Blue Shield as vice president of Pricing in 2006, Yao has managed the pricing and risk adjustment process, reserves and trend developments, financial forecasting and rating model development, as well as provider network trends and analytics.

Last year, Yao was recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as one of the “Most Influential Women of 2014.”

“Amy is a great leader in the Finance organization and is integral to growing our business,” said Michael Murray, chief financial officer. Yao reports to Murray.

Contact: Clinton McGue, 415-229-5359,

Background on Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health plan with 3.5 million members, 5,000 employees and more than $13 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 and headquartered in San Francisco, Blue Shield of California provides health, dental, vision, and Medicare health care service plans in California. The company’s mission is to ensure all Californians have access to high-quality care at an affordable price. Blue Shield has contributed more than $325 million over the past ten years to the Blue Shield of California Foundation. Contact your local agent or broker about Blue Shield of California products and services, or visit