Sarah Iselin. (Photo: Massachusetts Blue)

Leadership changes at Lively, The Standard and Blue Cross Blue Shield | ThinkAdvisor

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  • Iselin is now chief operating officer at Blue Shield of California.
  • HSA provider Lively has hired a revenue manager.
  • A Portland insurer brought in an executive to help with his taxes.

The Board of Directors of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has selected Sarah Iselin to be the company’s new President and CEO.

Iselin is expected to take over as president and CEO of the Boston-based health insurer in January.

Andrew Dreyfus, the current CEO of Massachusetts Blue, plans to retire. He has worked for the company since 2001 and became its CEO in 2010.

Massachusetts Blue provides or manages health coverage for 2.9 million people and has annual revenue of $8 billion.

Iselin is now the chief operating officer of Blue Shield of California, a San Francisco-based nonprofit health insurer with 4.7 million enrollees and $23 billion in annual revenue.

She has worked primarily at Massachusetts Blue, Florida Blue, or Blue Shield of California since 2001. She spent three years working as the Massachusetts Health Care Finance and Policy Commissioner, from 2007 to 2009.

From 2014 to 2016, she served as an executive in UnitedHealth’s Optum Unit. For about a year, she served as president of the company’s Optum Federal unit, which handles major federal contracts.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Art Institute of Chicago and a master’s degree in health policy and management from Harvard.

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