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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Highmark announces sales leadership additions in central, northeastern Pennsylvania

Camp Hill, Pa. (Jan. 10, 2017) — Highmark recently appointed Stuart Bretz and Dan Day to lead its sales areas in the central (CPA) and northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) regions.

Bretz most recently has been leading the large and small group sales efforts in the NEPA region. He will now be expanding his responsibilities to include Strategic Accounts in the CPA region. Bretz has extensive health insurance sales experience, including with national insurer Aetna. He is a graduate of Temple University and the Fox School of Business and Management and is currently working on his MBA at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

Day has joined Highmark as vice president of Large Group accounts for the CPA and NEPA regions. He has more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry, including positions with Aetna and most recently at Murray Securus Insurance, where he was VP of Health Benefits. Dan is a graduate of Ursinus College with a degree in economics and business administration. He also has his Certified Employee Benefits Specialist certification from The Wharton School of Business and IFEBP.

"We are pleased that Stuart and Dan have accepted their new positions with Highmark," said Tony Benevento, senior vice president of Regional Markets. "As the health insurance market continues to change, and as we face new competition in our markets, Stuart and Dan will help us maintain our position as market leaders in both central and northeastern Pennsylvania."

About Highmark Inc.

Highmark Inc. and its health insurance subsidiaries and affiliates collectively are among the ten largest health insurers in the United States and comprise the fourth-largest Blue Cross and Blue Shield-affiliated organization. Highmark and its diversified businesses and affiliates operate health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia that serve 5.2 million members and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the Blue Card program. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance, vision care and other related businesses. Highmark is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. For more information, visit

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Leilyn Perri
Highmark Health