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Nadine "Scoop" Rivers
Oct 11, 2011 at 12:58pm
Thanks Kristen, and a hearty KUDOS to our fine CEO, Dan Loepp. We must begin to walk the positive walk on our city. it is a shining star, and we refelect it's beauty!
Oct 11, 2011 at 12:52pm
I thank Mr. Loepp for focusing on positive growth for our city. Many of the media outlets tend to skew the views of the wonderful things that are going on in Detroit. You are definitely creating a good example to other companies to step up and take an active approach to the revitalization of the city. I commend you for your efforts. I believe that Detroit is growing in a positive direction and it is actions that propel a city.
May 6, 2011 at 2:35pm
Mr. Wetzel, If you believe that your customers are more willing to pay for million + salaries for your CEO than they are for their own health care providers, I think you have misread the will of your customers. It's very sad that you can justify such huge salaries for a non-profit CEO while raising premiums and reducing reimbursements. Elizabeth
Apr 14, 2011 at 9:13pm
Hi Elizabeth, I hear that you are frustrated, but how reimbursement rates are negotiated or calculated are a separate matter that have more to do with the demands of the entire health care system and what our customers are willing to pay for coverage of medical expenses. Dan Loepp’s compensation was below compensation for CEOs of other Blue Cross plans, regional service companies and national managed care companies, which are typically used as benchmarks. In the previous year, Mr. Loepp voluntarily gave back 5% of his 2009 base salary and 55% of his annual incentive. I’m glad you shared your thoughts here with us. Those of us who work at BCBSM, including Mr. Loepp, are very committed to improving access and quality of health care throughout the state – we believe in working very hard to create a system that is efficient and uses its resources wisely. Andy Hetzel Vice President of Corporate Communications, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Apr 12, 2011 at 12:43pm
Mr. Loepp, How can you justify a 56% pay raise while you are imposing a 7.5% pay cut on the psychologists who provide care to your subscribers? Also, I am a subscriber and my premium has jumped up significantly. It seems that you and your cronies are pocketing all the savings for yourselves. Shameful!