ND Blue Cross Blue Shield fires CEO after $73M loss

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota fired President and CEO Paul von Ebers a few days after the company announced it lost almost $73 million in 2013, The Forum reported. "The board felt it was necessary to make a change at the CEO position in order to ensure confidence in the future financial direction of our organization," Ann McConn, president of the company's board of directors, said in a statement. Von Ebers led Blue Cross since 2009 after working for other Blues companies in Iowa and South Dakota for more than 20 years. He earned almost $573,000 during his last full year as CEO, including $371,000 in salary and more than $200,000 in bonuses. Until Blue Cross finds a permanent replacement for von Ebers, the company's chief operating officer, Tim Huckle, will act as interim president and CEO. Article