More women heading health plans

While it's rare to find companies in the business industry where women chair the boards, two of the biggest health insurers in Massachusetts have a Madam Chair, according to the Boston Globe. Half of chief operating officers and a third of chief financial officers at hospitals in the state are women. Moreover, at Boston's Blue Cross Blue Shield and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care--both of which have female board chairs--women hold five of the 14 seats on the Blue Cross board and five of 12 for Harvard Pilgrim. Elsewhere, WellPoint recently made Working Mother magazine's 2014 list of Best Companies for Multicultural Women. Diverse women comprise 25 percent of the insurer's workforce, with six holding vice president positions, notes LifeHealth Pro. Read the full story at FierceHealthPayer

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