EAGAN, Minn., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced that Elizabeth (Betsy) Moran has been named vice president and CEO of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Northern Plains Alliance, a consortium of six regional Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in seven states that provide Medicare Part D services. Moran also is assuming the role of chief operating officer for ClearStone Solutions (ClearStone), a wholly owned subsidiary of Aware Integrated, Inc., the parent company of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. ClearStone provides consulting, administrative and transactional services to Blues plans and other organizations participating in managed Medicare or Medicaid programs. The Northern Plains Alliance is ClearStone's largest client.
Moran had served in an interim leadership role for ClearStone over the past six months. In her selection as permanent chief operating officer, , Moran will lead ClearStone's strategic direction, working with the board and the health plans of the Northern Plains Alliance, and managing the strategy for its Medicare Part D offering, MedicareBlue Rx. She will work cross functionally and collaboratively with Blue Cross leaders in legal, finance and actuarial.
"Throughout her career, Betsy has proven herself to be an innovative and strategic leader," said Patricia Riley, senior vice president and chief government officer at Blue Cross. "During her interim leadership role, she quickly advanced initiatives that are poised to strengthen the work of the Northern Plains Alliance and ClearStone Solutions. I have full confidence in her continued leadership over the important work being done within these government markets business areas."
Prior to her new appointments, Moran was vice president, legal affairs and Blue Cross general counsel, providing leadership and representation on legal matters affecting Aware Integrated, Inc., Blue Cross and affiliate companies. She joined the company in 2013.
Moran earned her law degree with honors, from the University of Minnesota Law School and her bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota.
About the Northern Plains Alliance
The Northern Plains Alliance is an affiliation of six independent Blues companies, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. The affiliation provides a Medicare Part D plan (MedicareBlue Rx) to more than 300,000 members in seven Midwest states — Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Wyoming and Iowa.
About ClearStone Solutions, Inc.
Based in Eagan, Minn., ClearStone Solutions Minnesota provides management services, business and regulatory expertise, medical management and programs for health plans serving the Medicare and Medicaid markets. For more information, go to clearstonesolutions.com
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, with headquarters in the St. Paul suburb of Eagan, was chartered in 1933 as Minnesota's first health plan and continues to carry out its charter mission today: to promote a wider, more economical and timely availability of health services for the people of Minnesota. A nonprofit, taxable organization, Blue Cross is the largest health plan based in Minnesota, covering 2.9 million members in Minnesota and nationally through its health plans or plans administered by its affiliated companies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, headquartered in Chicago. Go to bluecrossmn.com to learn more about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota.
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