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James L. Fawcett is president of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia, which serves approximately 300,000 members through the company’s health care benefits business as well as a comparable number of additional members through the national BlueCard® program. Based in Parkersburg, Mr. Fawcett is responsible for all West Virginia market functions.
Mr. Fawcett has been with Highmark for more than 30 years. Prior to becoming president, Mr. Fawcett served in a number of leadership roles where he was responsible for the Medicaid markets in Highmark’s Delaware and West Virginia health markets, sales and client management for Highmark’s Pennsylvania individual and group health markets, and provider contracting and network management for Highmark’s core markets in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia.
Mr. Fawcett holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. He was a commissioned Officer in the Air Force, and is a graduate of Leadership Pittsburgh class XXII.
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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 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York serves eight counties in Western New York and Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York serves 13 counties in 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.
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