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Capital BlueCross bolsters leadership with new
senior vice president of Government Programs

Rittenour comes to Capital BlueCross from Florida Blue

            HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 16, 2015) – Bolstering its leadership to grow its government business lines, Capital BlueCross today announced the appointment of Debbie Rittenour, previously with Florida Blue, as senior vice president of Government Programs.

“As changes continue in today’s health care market, Capital BlueCross remains focused on the consumer experience, providing products and services that are unequivocally best-in-class,” said Capital BlueCross President and CEO Gary D. St. Hilaire. “We are excited that Debbie has joined us at such a transformative time, and we look forward to her leadership and expertise as we continue to grow our Medicare programs and other government business lines. With experienced leadership, a growing retail store network, increasingly collaborative provider partnerships, leading-edge analytics and digital technologies, and innovative diversified businesses, Capital BlueCross is certainly positioned to meet customers’ needs with excellence.”

Reporting to St. Hilaire, Rittenour will lead Capital BlueCross’ participation and growth in government programs including Medicare, the federal Health Insurance Marketplace and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Rittenour previously was vice president of Government Markets at Florida Blue, an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association with more than four million members, representing a 30 percent share of Florida’s health insurance market. She has more than 25 years of experience, mostly leading Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Rittenour holds a masters in business administration and a bachelors in business from Robert Morris University. She has participated in executive leadership and negotiation programs at Harvard University, and completed the BlueCross BlueShield Association Executive Training Leadership Program at Duke University.

About Capital BlueCross
Capital BlueCross, headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., is the leading health solutions and insurance company in central Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. For more than 75 years, Capital BlueCross has offered products that provide peace of mind and promote good health. Today, the company and its family of diversified businesses offer a comprehensive portfolio of solutions including innovative value-based models, private exchanges, leading-edge analytics and digital health technologies, ancillary benefits, and training programs. Additionally, Capital BlueCross is growing a network of Capital Blue retail stores that provide in-person service and inspiration to live healthy. Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit