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Blue Shield of California Announces Mark J. Morgan as Senior Vice President of Consumer Markets

SAN FRANCISCO (April 24, 2018) – Mark J. Morgan has joined Blue Shield of California as Senior Vice President of Consumer Markets.

Morgan will lead Blue Shield of California’s efforts to grow two of its major areas of business: Individual and Family Plans, and the nonprofit health plan’s Senior products (Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Part D Pharmacy Products). He will be accountable for growing its quality healthcare services provided to individuals, families and Medicare beneficiaries. Additionally, his depth of experience will also support Blue Shield’s efforts to develop new, innovative health delivery concepts.

“Mark has tremendous healthcare experience with both providers and consumer markets and we are very pleased to have him join our team,” said Todd Walthall, Blue Shield of California’s executive vice president of Markets. “When we deliver on our ambitious mission, it will be because we have the best leaders in the industry to take us to the next level.”

Morgan joins Blue Shield of California from his most recent experience at a large provider group in Southern California with a focus on serving Medicare and Medi-Cal members and prior to that leading U.S. value-based partnerships for a large biopharmaceutical organization. Previously, he was president for Anthem Blue Cross’ California commercial line of business, helping to guide the organization through the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the Covered California exchange.

He’s also no stranger to Blue Shield. He has previously served as Blue Shield’s vice president of Producer Sales, Individual, Small Group and Medicare Supplement.

“I’m excited to return to Blue Shield of California and look forward to helping the company deliver on its mission to improve access to quality care at an affordable price for all Californians,” Morgan said. “Blue Shield has demonstrated its strong commitment to health reform, innovation and being a great community partner, and I’m proud to join and support these efforts.”

Morgan holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor of Science, Finance, from California State University, Northridge.

Background on Blue Shield of California
Blue Shield of California, an independent member of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, is a nonprofit health plan with 4 million members, 6,800 employees and more than $17 billion in annual revenue. Founded in 1939 and headquartered in San Francisco, Blue Shield of California and its affiliates provide health, dental, vision, Medicaid 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 $500 million to Blue Shield of California Foundation since 2002. Contact your local agent or broker about Blue Shield of California products and services, or visit