Matt All will bring more than two decades of health insurance and leadership experience to his new position as president/CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas when he is promoted April 1. The company's board of directors announced today that All will replace Andrew C. Corbin, who plans to retire March 31 after more than 41 years in the Blue Cross Blue Shield system, including 31 with BCBSKS, the past 10 as president/CEO.
All currently serves as executive vice president and general counsel. He will become the eighth president/CEO in the company’s 75-year history. The 46-year-old All joined BCBSKS in 2006.
"The board is appreciative of Andy's dedicated tenure with Blue Cross and his commitment to our members," said Diane L. Lee, CPA, CSEP, a Hutchinson-area certified public accountant who is chair of the board. "We are confident Matt is the right person to guide this company through the constantly changing landscape of health care."
Corbin said he is comfortable turning leadership of the company over to All, who has previously served as the company's senior vice president of legal services and general counsel.
"I have tremendous confidence in Matt," Corbin said. "He has overseen many of the day-to-day operations of this company during the past 11 years, and also brings legal and regulatory experience from his time in state government, as well as a deep understanding of the health insurance market in Kansas."
All appreciates the opportunities Corbin gave him to learn every corner of the company.
"Over the past 11 years I've had the opportunity to learn from Andy each day," All said. "Kansans as a whole are fortunate that Blue Cross has a 75-year history of outstanding leadership. We remain financially strong and possess a deep sense of corporate responsibility to our members and our communities.
"The seven people who have held this position before me have set a high standard that I am committed to carrying forward with the assistance of our 1,600 employees," All said.
When All joined BCBSKS in 2006, he already had a thorough understanding of health insurance having served as assistant insurance commissioner and chief counsel to the governor. Prior to his work in state government he spent several years in private practice.
At BCBSKS, All was promoted to executive vice president in March 2017, having served four years as senior vice president. He joined the company in December 2006 as vice president of legal services and general counsel. He was appointed corporate secretary by the BCBSKS Board of Directors in December 2007. All has previously had oversight of human resources, legislative affairs, facilities and corporate communications. He currently oversees operations, information technology and services, and workforce and leadership development.
He also has been deeply engaged in guiding the company through the Affordable Care Act. All leads the company's Health Care Reform Guidance Team, and represents the company on the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association's Health Care Reform Implementation Task Force.
A fifth generation Kansan, All was raised in Augusta and now lives in Lawrence. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas and his law degree from Yale Law School. He serves on a variety of community-oriented boards, including the board of directors of the United Way of Greater Topeka and the University of Kansas Honors Program Advisory Board. He is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Kansas. Since 2002, he has been a lecturer at the University of Kansas School of Law, where teaches insurance law.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
For 75 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas has built a reputation of trust with its members and contracting providers by providing outstanding customer service while quickly and accurately processing claims; fairly administering benefit plans and contracts; offering programs, services and tools to help members improve or maintain their health; and operating under the highest ethical standards while being good stewards of premium dollars. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and is the state’s largest insurer, serving all Kansas counties except Johnson and Wyandotte. For more information, visit bcbsks.com.