US customer-owned health insurer Health Care Service Corporation has appointed Kassie Maroney as chief actuary.
Maroney, who will lead the HCSC teams focused on actuarial pricing for products, underwriting and actuarial planning and forecasting, joined the insurer more than four years ago serving initially as divisional chief finance officer of consumer services and most recently as a vice president of actuarial.
Her experience includes actuarial pricing strategy, underwriting, data and analytical functions including rate setting, trend analysis, market modelling for value-based care and segment strategy for the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and group market. Before joining HCSC, she held actuarial leadership positions at Florida Blue and Aetna.
Commenting on Maroney’s appointment, Jim Walsh, senior vice president and chief financial officer at HCSC, said: “Kassie will be focusing on identifying key cost drivers, implementing innovative financial strategies to improve affordability and creating health insurance products that meet the varying needs of our customers.
“Bringing more than 15 years of finance and actuarial leadership she will play an important role in advancing our efforts to expand access to affordable healthcare.”
“With my time at HCSC, I’ve had the privilege to work on critical issues in healthcare financing and delivery,” Maroney added.
“I look forward to helping drive forward affordable healthcare coverage options for our members and customers while delivering innovative approaches to navigating the evolving healthcare landscape.”