Oct. 19, 2012

Abbruzzese to Head Louisiana Blue Cross and Blue Shield EDI Customer Relations

Jerry Abbruzzese brought 30 years of experience to the position of manager of EDI Customer Relations when he came to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana earlier this month. He will be primarily responsible for supporting the Blue Cross provider electronic interface platform known as iLinkBlue.

Abbruzzese most recently served as director of eServices for Emdeon Inc., the nation’s largest EDI clearinghouse. He spent two years as an independent consultant before coming to Blue Cross.

Formerly of Plano, Texas, Abbruzzese holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northern Michigan University and a master’s degree in economics and finance from the University of Detroit.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Founded in New Orleans in 1934, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisianais the oldest and largest Louisiana-based health insurance company. Blue Cross is a private, fully taxed mutual company, owned by policyholders—not shareholders—and governed by a local Board of Directors. It is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

The company and its subsidiaries provide group and individual health insurance plans, life and disability insurance, group voluntary products and administrative services to more than one out of every four Louisiana residents. With headquarters in Baton Rouge and eight district offices, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana employs nearly 2,000 Louisianians who are committed to improving the lives of its customers by providing them with health guidance and affordable access to quality care.

Learn more on the company’s website at www.bcbsla.comor on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bluecrossla. Follow Blue Cross on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BCBSLAand CEO Mike Reitz at www.twitter.com/MikeReitzCEO.

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