The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.
Kim Holland is vice president, state affairs, for the BlueCross BlueShield 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. It is the largest single processor of Medicare claims in the nation, and holds the world's largest privately underwritten health insurance contract – the nearly 5.4-million-member Federal Employee Program® (FEP).
In her role with BCBSA, Holland is responsible for ensuring that Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan interests are represented in the development of federal and state legislative and regulatory positions and priorities. She is also responsible for coordinating resource development and deployment to assist member Plans in advancing Blue positions in the states. Holland has worked on many priority issues for BCBSA, including state flexibility for exchanges and appropriate accounting treatment of the health insurance tax.
Prior to joining BCBSA, Holland, a former career insurance producer and independent agency executive, was the first woman elected insurance commissioner in Oklahoma, an office she held for six years. Holland has served on numerous healthcare related boards and commissions, including the state’s employees’ benefits board and Medicaid authority.