About Independence Blue Cross

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

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 clients 1,000+, including National, Premier, Health & Welfare, Education, and the Federal Employee Program.

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 membership reporting capabilities to increase sales force effectiveness. He has expanded Independence’s relationships with key consultants, which have 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 clients. 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. Mr. Panageas’ organization manages more than 1.2 million members domestically and globally.

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

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