RICHARDSON, Texas, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) today announced that Dr. Dan McCoy has been named President of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX), effective July 1, 2016. Dr. McCoy succeeds Bert Marshall who will retire after 20 years with the company, during which he also served as president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma prior to his current role. Dr. McCoy will report to Colleen Reitan, executive vice president of plan operations, HCSC.
"We thank Bert for his many contributions to the company and for his dedication to our members," said Reitan. "We look forward to continued strength under the leadership of Dr. McCoy. His broad perspective of the local health care delivery system and passion for transforming health care delivery will be instrumental in guiding our efforts to improve the health and well-being of our members and provide financially sound health care to as many Texans as possible."
Dr. McCoy joined BCBSTX in 2012. As divisional senior vice president of Texas market strategy and Texas plan chief medical officer, Dr. McCoy oversees the development and coordination of market strategy and business development across all regions of Texas. He has been instrumental in BCBSTX's growth and Latino strategies in addition to its efforts to lower the costs of care.
Prior to BCBSTX, Dr. McCoy was managing partner at Texas Dermatology Associates. He also served as medical director of the Melanoma Screening Clinic at Sammons Cancer Center and Baylor University Medical Center's Outpatient Cancer Center.
Dr. McCoy serves on the Dallas Regional Chamber Board, the Texas CASA Board and the TMA Board of Trustees. Prior to these leadership roles, he served on the Dallas County Medical Society Board and as past president of the Navarro College Foundation and the Texas Dermatological Society. He also gained significant experience in the public policy arena as chair of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Council on Legislation and chair of the TMA Political Action Committee (TEXPAC).
Dr. McCoy graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in biology from Tarleton State University, and he earned an M.D. at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.
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 more than 15 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 HCSC.com, visit our Facebook page or follow us at www.twitter.com/HCSC.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) – the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas – is the largest provider of health benefits in the state, working with nearly 80,000 physicians and healthcare practitioners, and 500 hospitals to serve more than 5 million members in all 254 counties. BCBSTX is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) (which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Texas, Illinois, Montana, Oklahoma and New Mexico), the country's largest customer-owned health insurer, and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
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SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas