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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Statement on the passing of former CEO William Lowry

PITTSBURGH (Aug. 15, 2017) — The Highmark family was saddened this week by the passing of former CEO William (Bill) Lowry. Mr. Lowry served as president and then CEO of Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania from 1993 to 1996. He was one of the principal leaders who spearheaded the consolidation of Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Blue Shield to form Highmark in 1996.

Mr. Lowry was a highly-respected, forward-thinking leader who had great integrity and was focused on employees and the communities served by the company. His legacy remains in our company culture that continues to drive us today.


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 Inc. and affiliates operate health insurance plans in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia that serve 5 million members and hundreds of thousands of additional members through the BlueCard® program. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance, vision care and other related businesses. Highmark Inc. 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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Aaron Billger
Highmark Inc.