Mary Thompson, BlueCross, 423.535.7694

Nicole Blatcher, CIGNA, 215.761.4756

Nashville, Tenn. – Capstone Government Solutions, headquartered in Nashville, today appointed Rick Reeves as its president and general manager. BlueCross Blue Shield of Tennessee and CIGNA launched Capstone Government Solutions in November 2004 as a joint venture created to pursue new Medicare contracting opportunities with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Reeves will be responsible for leading Capstone Government Solutions in providing administrative services to the Medicare fee-for-service business. Reeves has over 14 years Medicare experience and was most recently the vice president and director of Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company’s Medicare Division. He also held various positions in his 13 years with BlueCross BlueShield of Iowa. He received his B.A. in accounting from Simpson College and his M.B.A from Drake University.

“Rick’s extensive experience in Medicare makes him ideally suited to lead Capstone Government Solutions,” said Jean Rush, Co-Chair of the Capstone Government Solutions Board of Governors. “His knowledge will enable Capstone to capitalize on the strength and capabilities of both CIGNA and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee to provide the best possible service for Medicare beneficiaries.”

Capstone Board of Governors Co-Chair Bill Everley stated, “We’re particularly pleased to have Rick head up our new company. Given his skill sets and reputation in the government contracting arena we’ll be positioned to successfully address the growing needs and demands of the Medicare system.”

About Capstone Government Solutions

Capstone Government Solutions, a joint venture of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and CIGNA HealthCare Medicare Administration, was formed to serve as a premier administrator of Medicare Fee-For-Service programs. Founded in November 2004 and based in Nashville, Tenn., Capstone Government Solutions is committed to value-driven solutions for Medicare beneficiaries and providers.