AHIP Names Anthem, Kaiser CEOs as Upcoming Board Chairs

America’s Health Insurance Plans, the powerful lobbying group representing health insurers, named the CEO of Anthem as its next board chair on Tuesday.

Joseph Swedish, Anthem’s president and CEO, will lead the organization’s board starting in January for a year, and Kaiser Permanente’s Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson will serve as its board chair for a year starting in January 2018. The group’s board also announced that they approved new changes to its dues and governance structure, according to a release.

“Joe and Bernard are recognized leaders who will bring a strong vision for the industry’s consumer-driven priorities over the next two years,” AHIP President and CEO Marilyn Tavenner said in a statement.

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