CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has hired Bill Young as its new senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer.

“Bill’s significant background in the health care industry will serve the interests of BlueCross and our members very well,” said Vicky Gregg, CEO-elect. “His expertise on corporate integrity, compliance, and legal matters will provide us with excellent counsel to ensure our successful operations.”

As chief compliance officer, Young will take on the duties of developing, implementing and enforcing the company’s compliance program. He will also oversee legal affairs and the internal audit division.

Young joins BlueCross from Vanderbilt University where he served as university counsel in Vanderbilt’s General Counsel’s Office. At Vanderbilt he was involved with TennCare legal matters, government relations, and managed care contracting. Prior to that he was general counsel and senior vice president with the Tennessee Hospital Association, and president of the Hospital Alliance of Tennessee. Young has also held positions as deputy commissioner of the TennCare Division for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, and as assistant attorney general and senior counsel for the Tennessee Attorneys General’s Office.

Young holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and a law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.

Young and his wife, Jane, are the parents of one daughter, Beth.

About BlueCross

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's mission is to provide its customers and communities with peace of mind through affordable solutions for health and healing, life and living. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on reinventing the health plan for its 3 million members in Tennessee and across the country. Through its integrated health management approach, BlueCross provides patient-centric products and services that drive health improvement and positively impact health care quality and value. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company's website at www.bcbst.com.