About Independence Blue Cross

Peter S. Panageas Senior Vice President and Market President — National

Peter Panageas
Peter Panageas is senior vice president and market president — national for Independence Blue Cross (Independence). In this role, Mr. Panageas has profit-and-loss responsibilities focused on new business and retention for all groups 1,000+, including Large Local, National, Health & Welfare, Education, and FEP.

Mr. Panageas joined independence as vice president of Sales in 2010. During his tenure with the company, he has implemented significant changes to the sales incentive program and improved the membership reporting capabilities to increase sales force effectiveness. His championing of Independence’s participation in consultant exchanges has resulted in significant membership growth.

Mr. Panageas is a respected client relationship leader with recognized expertise in new business creation, client relationship management, and innovative client solutions. He is supported by a seasoned management team and sales executives who cultivate relationships with key accounts. He sits on the Advisory Council for BCS Financial as part of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. He is also a board member of Consortium Health Plans and manages Consortium-related responsibilities for Independence sales and marketing teams. In addition to managing the P&L for National, Premier, Labor, Education, and Federal Employee Program, Mr. Panageas’ organization manages more than 1 million members domestically and globally.

Mr. Panageas received a bachelor of science degree from Rutgers University.