CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Christopher L. Ramsey has been chosen as director of the Office of Health Care Reform of BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

In this new role, Ramsey will lead efforts of BlueCross to adapt business practices to comply with the federal health care reform law passed in 2010. Ramsey most recently served as BlueCross’ director of vendor and pharmacy contracting.

“Chris has the talent, experience and energy to take on this important role and succeed,” said Calvin Anderson, senior vice president of corporate affairs. “Health care reform is changing the health insurance landscape in many ways and Chris will coordinate our transformation to make reform work for our members.”

Ramsey started at BlueCross in 1991 and has worked through a series of management roles, with increasing responsibilities. He has earned a masters in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a bachelors degree in business administration from Austen Peay State University. Ramsey is an active community volunteer with Boys and Girls Club, Downtown Kiwanis and others.

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.