Loepp: Remain Vigilant About Stopping Spread of Virus During Holidays

Daniel J. Loepp

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Daniel J. Loepp is President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Mr. Loepp has directed sweeping initiatives and innovations that have led to a historic transformation of BCBSM and health care in Michigan. He played a major role in modernizing the state’s health care delivery system in a process that led to enactment of new laws that transformed BCBSM to become a nonprofit mutual insurance company in January 2014. Mr. Loepp has led BCBSM initiatives to improve health care quality and slow cost increases, saving nearly $1.5 billion through several programs that have garnered national attention and served as models implemented across the country. Under his leadership, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is helping to revitalize and strengthen Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing. In 2011 and 2012, Blue Cross moved 3,000 BCBSM employees into downtown Detroit and the company is one of the largest employers in the city’s Central Business District. In Lansing, BCBSM subsidiary AF Group transformed a long abandoned power plant into a national headquarters. Mr. Loepp has stood by a commitment that BCBSM should be a driving force for good in Michigan’s core cities. It is reflected in BCBSM’s workforce diversity and inclusion efforts, supplier partnerships and community initiatives. In his tenure, BCBSM has been named Corporation of the Year in Finance and Insurance Services nine times by the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council. The company has also been named one of America’s Top Organizations for Multi-Cultural Business Opportunities by DiversityBusiness.com and ranked five consecutive years as one of the top 10 Regional Companies for diversity by DiversityInc magazine, including being ranked No. 1 for consecutive years in 2015 and 2016. Mr. Loepp was honored as a 2016 recipient of the Edward N. McNamara Goodfellow of the Year Award. He was selected as Michiganian of the Year by The Detroit News in 2013. Mr. Loepp joined Blue Cross in 2000. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, he served as board chair of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), an organization that includes all 36 Blue Cross plans and provides health coverage to more than 106 million Americans.

Virus Vigilance blog
Pandemic-related illnesses and hospitalizations are surging at record levels across the country, and many hospitals and health care providers are at or beyond capacity. While the plans for vaccine distribution are promising, this battle is far from over. Tragically, Michigan has endured more than 11,000 deaths related to COVID-19. This holiday season, please remain vigilant so we can protect the health of our frontline workers whose continued sacrifices keep our country functioning and protect our friends, families and communities. It’s critical that we unite to reduce the spread of this deadly virus. Listen to the experts about limiting gatherings. Practice social distancing. Remember to wear a mask. Stay 6 feet apart. These simple steps can prevent even more tragedies. Thank you for all you are doing to help stop the spread. I wish you and your loved ones a healthy and happy holiday season. Daniel J. Loepp is president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. Related:

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Blues Perspectives

Mar 8, 2021 at 8:48pm

Hi Anna, Please send correspondence for Mr. Loepp to 600 E. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI, 48226 and address it to the attention of the Office of the President.

Anna Angeline Angel Bakos

Dec 21, 2020 at 8:08pm

How can I send a letter to Mr.Loepp & be certain he will actually be able to read it?

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