Dave Anderson is Chief Executive Officer, 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.
Anderson 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 BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and BlueShield of Northeastern New York, where he served as President and CEO since 2013. His tenure with the health plan has included extraordinary growth and stability, improved labor relations, and best-in-class employee engagement.
A seasoned health insurance executive with national experience and a strong track record of successfully engaging and managing organizations, Anderson previously served as CEO of UnitedHealthcare’s Southern California Health Plan.
Anderson is a member of the New York Department of Financial Services State Insurance Advisory Board and serves as board member of several national and regional organizations, including the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM). Anderson also serves on the boards of directors for ImpediMed Limited (ASX.IPD), Buffalo Toronto Public Media, Buffalo Niagara Partnership, Buffalo Sabres Foundation and GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Anderson is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business, with a B.S. in Finance. He has been an entrepreneur, an executive in many facets of the health insurance industry, and is well versed in competitive and highly regulated health care markets. He is a resident of Buffalo, and the father of five grown children.
Current Board of Director affiliations include:
Buffalo Niagara Partnership
Buffalo Sabres Foundation
Buffalo Toronto Public Media
Department of Financial Services (DFS) State Insurance Advisory Board
GeBBS Healthcare Solutions, Inc
ImpediMed Limited (ASX.IPD)
National Institute of Health Care Management (NIHCM)
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield serves the 29 counties of western Pennsylvania and 13 counties of northeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Shield serves the 21 counties of central Pennsylvania and also provides services in conjunction with a separate health plan in southeastern Pennsylvania. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia serves the state of West Virginia plus Washington County. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware serves the state of Delaware. Highmark Western and Northeastern New York Inc., serves eight counties in Western New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York and serves 13 counties in Northeastern New York under the trade name Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. Each of these companies is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Blue Cross, Blue Shield and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. All references to “Highmark” in this document are references to the Highmark company that is providing the member’s health benefits or health benefit administration.
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