NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Empire BlueCross BlueShield announced today that Alan Murray has been named president of Empire BlueCross BlueShield’s Commercial Business in New York. He assumed his new position on September 5, 2018. Murray replaces Larry Schreiber who left Empire to pursue opportunities outside the company.
“Alan brings a wealth of experience to this role and commitment to making healthcare simpler, more accessible and more affordable for consumers,” said Brian Shipp, president of Anthem‘s East and Central Region Commercial Business. “He possesses an in-depth knowledge of the industry and the local market which will greatly benefit our consumers, customers and provider partners in New York.”
Murray most recently served as President and CEO of Northwell’s CareConnect Insurance Company, Inc., the first provider-owned health plan on the New York State of Health marketplace.
Before his career at Northwell, he held the position of Vice President, New York Market Lead at United Healthcare for more than four years and spent five years at Anthem prior to that as Regional Vice President, New York Provider & Ancillary Network Development.
“It’s an honor to be asked to lead Empire BlueCross BlueShield in New York and I am excited to be back with the company where I started my healthcare career,” said Alan Murray. “The past few years have been a time of unprecedented change and innovation in our industry, and that pace only continues to increase. I’m excited about the opportunities this provides to better serve our consumers in New York.”
Murray completed his Bachelors of Science degree at the Open University, in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom and served as Second Officer in the British Merchant Navy for nearly six years. He and his family live on Long Island, and he will be based in Empire’s Manhattan office.
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