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Mark Caron of Capital BlueCross named top IT executive industry-wide by Insurance & Technology

            HARRISBURG,  Pa. (Nov. 11, 2013) – Mark A. Caron, CHCIO, FACHE, Capital BlueCross senior vice president and chief information officer, has been named by Insurance & Technology as a 2013 Elite 8 honoree. The Elite 8 recognizes the most successful and inspiring information technology executives in the insurance industry.

“There’s probably no more exciting role in insurance IT right now than health insurer CIO – and Mark Caron exemplifies excellence in this role,” said Kathy Burger, editorial editor, Insurance & Technology. “As regulation and technology drive significant changes in health insurers’ business models, Mark is successfully leading an information-driven transformation that not only is providing critical insights, but also enabling Capital BlueCross to provide true medical value to its members.”

This is the fifteenth year editors of Insurance & Technology have compiled its distinguished list of insurance leaders, selected for their ability to combine smarts, experience, vision, creativity and common sense to help their organizations overcome budget limitations, regulatory restrictions, technological uncertainty and cultural resistance to drive productivity, profitability and growth.

Mark joins these other 2013 Elite 8 recipients:

  • Judy Haddad, chief information officer, Patriot National Insurance Group
  • Suren Gupta, executive vice president, Technology & Operations, Allstate
  • Piyush Singh, senior vice president and chief information officer, Great American Insurance Co.
  • Peter Moreau, vice president and chief information officer, Amica Mutual Insurance
  • Manish Bhatt, chief digital officer, MetLife
  • Michael Healy, executive director and chief information officer, AXA Equitable
  • Robin Arendt, global chief information officer, XL Group

Insurance & Technology is a leading technology media brand focused on serving insurance industry information technology and business leaders.

About Capital BlueCross

In 2013, Capital BlueCross is celebrating 75 years of serving central Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley residents and businesses as the region’s leading health insurer. Through its family of companies, Capital BlueCross brings innovative services and clinical solutions to the marketplace. Committed to delivering medical value to its communities, Capital BlueCross focuses on improving patient satisfaction, enhancing quality of care and reducing costs. The company continues to lead the change in the industry by meeting the evolving health needs of its customers, most recently by entering the retail market and building a first-of-its-kind health and wellness store called Capital Blue. Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pa., Capital BlueCross is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, employing more than 1,800 people. More information about Capital BlueCross can be found at