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Thursday, January 05, 2023

Tom Doran named Highmark Health Plan President

PITTSBURGH (January 5, 2022) —Tom Doran has been named Highmark Health Plan president, assuming leadership of the nation’s fourth-largest Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliate with approximately 6.8 million members across a growing footprint in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and West Virginia, as well as nationally through the Blue Card program.

As Highmark Health Plan president, Doran is accountable for the development and execution of the health plan’s Commercial and Government business strategies and delivery of those objectives in the markets served by Highmark regionally and nationally. Doran joined Highmark in 2017 as the President of HM Insurance Group (HMIG, a Highmark diversified business focused on stop-loss insurance) and continues to serve on the board for HMIG. In 2019, he took on the additional responsibility of CFO for Highmark Health Plan, and then transitioned to a COO role for the Health Plan.

“Tom has been an asset to many parts of our organization over the past five years, and we are confident that he can continue the Health Plan’s momentum and growth,” said Karen Hanlon, executive vice president and COO of parent company Highmark Health. “Tom brings the voice of the customer to our organization, driving new and innovative products and identifying cross-selling opportunities with our diversified businesses including stop-loss, dental and pharmacy. Tom can help us continue to grow and bring our Living Health model—which simplifies the health experience for customers and clinicians—to more communities.”

With more than 20 years of leadership experience in the insurance industry, Doran joined Highmark from Medical Risk Managers (MRM), the largest Stop Loss MGU in the country, where he served as the company’s president. Prior to that, he held the role of executive vice president at MRM, and he has actuarial experience at Aetna, Hartford Life and Aon Hewitt.

Doran earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and worked as an Aerospace Engineer for Grumman Aerospace upon graduation. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and serves the community through his board affiliations with the Western PA chapter of Autism Speaks, the Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh and Light of Life Pittsburgh.

About Highmark Inc.
One of America's leading health insurance organizations and an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Highmark Inc. (the Health Plan) and its affiliated health plans (collectively, the Health Plans) work passionately to deliver high-quality, accessible, understandable, and affordable experiences, outcomes, and solutions to customers. As the fourth-largest overall Blue Cross Blue Shield-affiliated organization, Highmark Inc. and its Blue-branded affiliates proudly cover the insurance needs of approximately 6.8 million members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New York and West Virginia. Its diversified businesses serve group customer and individual needs across the United States through dental insurance and other related businesses. For more information, visit

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