Mike Ramseier Named President of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado

DENVER, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado announced today that Mike Ramseier has been named president, effective Sept. 1. Ramseier replaces John Martie, who was appointed president of Anthem National Accounts earlier this year.

Ramseier brings deep experience and market knowledge to his new role. He currently serves as vice president, Provider Engagement and Contracting, for Anthem's California affiliate and for Anthem's Consumer Business unit.  Ramseier has been with Anthem for almost 15 years and previously served as vice president of health care management for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Colorado from 2005 – 2009.

"Mike has demonstrated a strong commitment to improving health care quality and value for our members," said Dennis Casey, senior vice president of Local Group Business for Anthem's parent company.  "He has also been instrumental in establishing critical relationships with our provider partners, and will be focused on building relationships with all of our partners in Colorado as we work together to improve access to affordable health care for our members."

"I'm very excited about returning to Colorado," said Ramseier. "This is an unprecedented time in health care, and we have a unique opportunity to make a positive change in the health care system. I'm looking forward to working with the Anthem team, and all of our external partners."

Ramseier received his Master's of Science in health services administration from Saint Mary's College of California and his Bachelor of Arts in business administration from Golden Gate University.

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SOURCE Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado