William Monroe, Acting Head of Chicago FBI Office, Joins Health Care Service Corporation's Fraud Unit as Vice President, Corporate Investigations

HCSC Intensifies Efforts to Protect Customers Against Health Insurance Fraud and Abuse

Nov 15, 2012, 09:00 ET from Health Care Service Corporation

CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) today announced that William Monroe, a twenty-year FBI Veteran, will join the company as vice president, corporate investigations in HCSC's special investigations and security department. In this role, Monroe will be responsible for key areas of corporate investigations for HCSC and its subsidiaries. This position will provide oversight of the Special Investigations staff in developing programs designed to prevent, detect and investigate fraudulent activities. Monroe will report to Bob Walsh, vice president, Special Investigations and Corporate Security.

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"HCSC is committed to educating our members about fraud and abuse so they can help detect it and, at the same time, protect themselves," said Tom Lubben, senior vice president, Compliance, Audits, Security, Special Investigations, and Privacy (CASSIP) at HCSC. "We are committed to strengthening our expertise in this key area to best meet the evolving needs of our members and believe that Bill's extensive and proven experience as a law enforcement and security professional with the Federal Bureau of Investigation will help us continue to do just that."

Monroe has more than twenty years of experience as a law enforcement professional with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), including more than 12 years in a management position. Most recently, Monroe served as the acting special agent in charge of the FBI's Chicago Field Office. Prior to that, he held such positions as assistant special agent in charge and supervisory special agent.

"I am thrilled to join a customer-owned company that has been a longstanding leader in fraud abuse prevention and abuse efforts. I look forward to continuing to build on HCSC's commitment to providing strong anti-fraud programs by delivering solutions that meet our members' diverse needs," said Monroe.

Monroe holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin. He also has extensive training through executive education programs with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.

About Health Care Service Corporation

Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company, is the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall, with more than 13 million members in its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Illinois. HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, please visit www.HCSC.com, visit our Facebook page or follow us at www.twitter.com/HCSC.

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