CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee recently appointed Robert S. Slattery as vice president and general manager of its Medicare Advantage and supplemental products division.

Slattery‘s responsibilities include the daily oversight of the company’s Medicare products, which include Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Medicare supplemental plans. That oversight includes health plan operations and quality initiatives as well as the sales activities associated with these products.

He will also work with other company functional leaders to develop and execute local strategies that improve network composition, product mix and benefits, distribution channel performance, operations quality and compliance, and customer relations with our senior community. Slattery reports to Stephen Walker, senior vice president of federal programs.

“Rob has already proven to be a valuable asset to our company and has demonstrated his passion for delivering quality products and services for our customers,” said Walker. “We are confident that his drive, insights and team skills will provide the necessary leadership that is essential to continuing our success in being a trusted and valued partner to the Medicare beneficiaries in our community that BlueCross is fortunate enough to serve.”

Prior to his position at BlueCross, Slattery was the executive director for United Healthcare’s SecureHorizons for its New England business unit. He had previously served in leadership positions with HealthCare Information Management, Aetna and WellPoint.

Slattery holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration as well as organizational systems development from California State University at Northridge and a master’s degree in business administration from Pepperdine University.

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.