The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.
Mike Joyce is the vice president, chief auditor & compliance officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 36 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. The Blue System is the nation’s largest health insurer covering one-in-three of all Americans.
Joyce directs the internal audit, national anti-fraud and compliance staff functions for the Association. He is responsible for the development of BCBSA-sponsored compliance, anti-fraud and internal audit training programs for BCBS licensees and the establishment of the BCBSA National Anti-Fraud Department to provide centralized support to the licensees. In addition, he created a voluntary external quality assessment review process for BCBS Plan internal audit functions to ensure compliance with professional standards promulgated by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Joyce has more than 33 years of professional experience and has been with BCBSA since June 1999.
Prior to joining the Association, Joyce served as director of internal audit and controller for Rush Prudential Health Plans in Chicago and held a variety of positions with the JCPenney Company’s internal audit department. He has been an active volunteer member of the IIA since 1989. He was Chairman of the IIA North American Board of Directors for 2015-16, a current member of the IIA Global Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and is the Global Vice Chair for Finance for 2016-17. He served on the Board of Governors for the Chicago Chapter of the IIA from 1995 until 2015, including a term as Chapter President. Joyce is also the Public Member Commissioner and a Finance & Audit Committee member for the Commission for Case Manager Certification. In addition, he serves on the Advisory Board for DePaul University’s Endorsed Internal Audit Program.
Joyce is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois Certified Public Accountant Society and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Accounting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, in Indiana, Penn.