Michael Edbauer, D.O. is the Segment President, Highmark Western and Northeastern New York. This includes oversight of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in the Western New York market and Highmark Blue Shield in the Northeastern New York market.
Edbauer was appointed to his current position in March of 2021, following the strategic affiliation of Highmark Inc. and HealthNow New York Inc., the parent company of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and BlueShield of Northeastern New York, where he served as executive vice president, chief strategy and growth officer since 2018. A long-tenured health care executive, he previously served as president and CEO of Catholic Medical Partners (CMP) and president of Trinity Medical.
Edbauer holds a doctor of osteopathic medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, a master's degree in business administration from Canisius College, and a bachelor's degree in science from the University at Buffalo.
Edbauer is a native and resident of Buffalo, New York. He serves on the board of directors for Canisius College Medical Advisory Board, D’Youville College Pharmacy School Advisory Board and The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care
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Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield or Highmark Blue Shield are Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO, and/or Part D plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in these plans depends on contract renewal. ®Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Cross and Shield symbols are registered service marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. Benefits and/or benefit administration may be provided by or through the following entities, which are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association: Western and Northeastern PA: Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Choice Company, Highmark Health Insurance Company, Highmark Coverage Advantage Inc., Highmark Benefits Group Inc., First Priority Health, First Priority Life or Highmark Senior Health Company. Central and Southeastern PA: Highmark Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield, Highmark Benefits Group Inc., Highmark Health Insurance Company, Highmark Choice Company or Highmark Senior Health Company. PA: Your plan may not cover all your health care expenses. Read your plan materials carefully to determine which health care services are covered. For more information, call the number on the back of your member ID card or, if not a member, call 866-459-4418. Delaware: Highmark BCBSD Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. West Virginia: Highmark West Virginia Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Health Insurance Company or Highmark Senior Solutions Company. Visit our website to view the Access Plan required by the Health Benefit Plan Network Access and Adequacy Act. You may also request a copy by contacting us at the number on the back of your ID card. Western NY: Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Northeastern NY: Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc. d/b/a Highmark Blue Shield.
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