The state’s largest health insurer has announced a change at the top. Jeff Fusile has been named president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield...

The state’s largest health insurer has announced a change at the top.

Jeff Fusile

Jeff Fusile

Jeff Fusile has been named president of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, the company said Monday. He will replace Morgan Kendrick, who will become president of the national accounts unit at Anthem, Blue Cross’ parent company.

Fusile had been senior vice president and chief financial officer for the commercial and specialty business division at Anthem. He is a CPA, and he joined Anthem in 2011 after 22 years as a strategic management consultant, most recently with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

“Jeff’s management consulting background, coupled with his knowledge of the broader health care industry, will allow the [Blue Cross] team to continue winning in a competitive and important market,” said Doug Wenners, president of Anthem’s East Region.

Blue Cross has nearly 3 million members in Georgia.

Anthem’s proposed merger with Cigna is awaiting approval by federal and state regulators.

Kendrick served as president of Blue Cross for five years.

Fusile, who will be moving to the state from Indianapolis, where Anthem is headquartered, noted Monday that he has previously lived in Georgia, from 1998 to 2005.

“I am definitely looking forward to returning with my wife and four children, and joining the team at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia,’’ he said in a statement. “I am very excited about the opportunity to work closely with the community to further products and services tailored to improving the health care experience for all Georgians.”

Fusile graduated from Florida State University with a degree in accounting and finance.


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