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July 27, 2015 11:36 PM ET


Company Overview of CareFirst, Inc.

Company Overview

CareFirst, Inc. provides health insurance and managed care products and services primarily through indemnity health insurance, health maintenance organization coverage, and health benefits administration. The company’s products and services also include preferred provider and point of service networks, fee-for-service arrangements, third-party administrator services, and other managed care services. It offers its products and services to individuals, businesses, and governmental agencies primarily in the State of Maryland, as well as in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The company was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in Owings Mills, Maryland.

10455 Mill Run Circle

Owings Mills, MD 21117-4208

United States

Founded in 1934





Key Executives for CareFirst, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel
Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Executive Vice President of Medical Systems
Age: 64
Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 63
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

CareFirst, Inc. Key Developments

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Names Brian Pieninck as New Executive Vice President

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield named Brian Pieninck as its new Executive Vice President overseeing the Large Group Strategic Business Unit. Pieninck, who joined CareFirst last month, will be responsible for the operation, service and sales of CareFirst's large group accounts. During the past 18 years, Pieninck held a variety of leadership positions with Aetna, most recently serving as President of America's for Aetna International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Aetna. In that role, he was responsible for the company's business interests and strategic expansion in North, Central and South America, as well as the Caribbean.

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Names Jonathan Blum as Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs

Former Medicare Chief Jonathan Blum has joined CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield as its executive vice president of medical affairs. Blum, who joined CareFirst on Sept. 8, will oversee CareFirst's provider networks, care management programs, pharmacy operations and medical policies. Blum was second in command at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under Marilyn Tavenner. He stepped down from the post as principal deputy administrator and director of CMS in May. President Obama appointed Blum to CMS in 2009.

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