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BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF MINNESOTA PROMOTES TWO EXECUTIVES

 ST. PAUL, Minn., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (BCBSM) promoted two of its executives at its annual meeting Wednesday.
 The promotions go to Deborah B. Glass of Mendota Heights, Minn.; and Judy A. Busse of Prior Lake, Minn.
 Glass has been promoted to vice president, government programs. In her new position, she is responsible for administration of government programs for BCBSM and its affiliates. Besides being accountable for BCBSM's administration of Medicare in Minnesota, Glass is also responsible for the corporation's involvement in the state Medicaid, General Assistance Medical Care (GAMC), and MinnesotaCare programs, as well as the Blue Plus Medicare program, Medicare & More.
 Most recently, Glass served as vice president, planning and public policy, for BCBSM's HMO affiliate, Blue Plus, and chief operating officer of HMO Midwest, a BCBSM affiliate operating in western Wisconsin. Since 1986, she has held a variety of positions, including director of marketing for BCBSM and director of planning and administration for Blue Plus. She resides in Mendota Heights with her husband, Daniel, and their two children, Sarah and Daniel.
 Busse has been promoted to vice president, actuarial and statistics. She is responsible for all actuarial and statistical functions for BCBSM. These include financial forecasting, cost-trend analyses, claim reserve calculations, the integrity of statistical reporting, and relational databases. During her 25-year tenure with BCBSM, Busse has held a number of positions, including director and assistant vice president of actuarial and statistics. She is a member of the HealthRight (MinnesotaCare) Reinsurance Board and the American Academy of Actuaries. She resides in Prior Lake with her husband, Howard, and two children, Andrea and Peter.
 BCBSM, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is the state's oldest and largest health coverage carrier. In 1992, nearly 1.2 million members were covered by BCBSM health plans or plans administered by the company.
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 /CONTACT: Mark Heymans, 612-456-8786, Karl Oestreich, 612-456-1502, or Judy Kerry, 612-456-1515, all of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota/


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