Health Care Service Corporation's Chief Operating Officer Named To Business Insurance's 2013 Women To Watch List

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Service Corporation's (HCSC) Chief Operating Officer, Colleen Reitan, has been recognized by Business Insurance magazine as one of its 2013 Women to Watch. Reitan is among 25 women recognized in this annual feature that spotlights women who are major influences in the insurance industry.


As the executive vice president and chief operating officer for the nation's largest customer-owned health insurer, Reitan leads HCSC's operations and financial services and has responsibility for its subsidiaries. HCSC operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, as well as numerous wholly and partially-owned subsidiaries including Dearborn National, Dental Network of America, TMG Health and Medecision, and serves nearly 14 million members. Areas under her leadership include health plan operations, information technology and management, enterprise analytics, financial services and the government business division. Throughout her tenure at HCSC, she has helped the company successfully enter new markets, implement health care reform, increase its membership reach, form strategic partnerships and enhance overall company performance. 

"Colleen possesses a rare combination of talents that produce strategic thinking, extraordinary attention to detail, and true leadership," said Pat Hemingway Hall, president and chief executive officer, HCSC. "She has been important in driving our success, and all of us at HCSC congratulate her on being recognized as a 'woman to watch.'"

Honorees are selected by the publication's senior editors based on various criteria including recent professional achievements, influence on the marketplace, and contributions to the advancement of women in business.  This year's nominees are profiled in the Dec. 2 issue of Business Insurance magazine.

"I am honored to be named among such an esteemed group women who are making valuable contributions to the insurance industry" said Reitan. "I offer my congratulations to this year's honorees and thank Business Insurance for their continued work and dedication to promote and recognize women in leadership."

About Health Care Service Corporation
Health Care Service Corporation is the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall, with nearly 14 million members in its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. A Mutual Legal Reserve Company, HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, please visit, visit our Facebook page or follow us at

SOURCE Health Care Service Corporation