AmeriHealth Caritas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Name Paul Loffreda Market President of Blue Cross Complete of Michigan
Southfield, Mich., May 18, 2020 — AmeriHealth Caritas and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan jointly announced today that they have appointed Paul Loffreda as market president of Blue Cross Complete of Michigan.
In this role, Loffreda is responsible for the general oversight of the health plan’s day-to-day operations, including medical affairs, quality, provider network management, marketing and community outreach. He will also serve as the plan’s primary point of contact with the state of Michigan.
Loffreda joined Blue Cross Complete of Michigan in 2012 as director of vendor management and was promoted to director of operations and administration in 2015. He previously held leadership roles at Meridian Health Plan, Inc. He is a graduate of Central Michigan University.
Loffreda replaces Heidi Chan, who left the plan in September 2019 to become market president of AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina. Loffreda has been serving as interim market president since her departure.
“Paul Loffreda is a strong leader who has played a pivotal role in shaping Blue Cross Complete of Michigan into the organization it is today,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and CEO Paul A. Tufano. “His knowledge of the business and his commitment to our mission will ensure Blue Cross Complete of Michigan’s members continue to have access to the quality health care and support services they deserve and need so they can achieve lifelong health and wellness.”
“Paul Loffreda has led Blue Cross Complete of Michigan as interim market president, ensuring continued strength of our Medicaid subsidiary and securing our place as Michigan’s fourth-largest Medicaid plan,” said Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan President and CEO Daniel J. Loepp. “At a time when access to health care has never been more important, as market president, he will bring additional strategic expertise and continuity, reaffirming Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s commitment to serve our state’s most vulnerable population.”
“I have been proud to help Blue Cross Complete of Michigan fulfill its mission to Michiganders for the past eight years. And I am excited to have the opportunity to lead this organization as it works with the state of Michigan to provide quality care services to those in need,” said Loffreda.
About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 13 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves approximately 4 million Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, and behavioral health services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 35 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit www.amerihealthcaritas.com.
About Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, a nonprofit mutual insurance company, is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. BCBSM provides and administers health benefits to more than 4.5 million members residing in Michigan in addition to employees of Michigan-headquartered companies who reside outside the state. For more company information, visit bcbsm.com and MiBluesPerspectives.com.