Corporate Honoree: Jill Ruben Hummel

In her role at anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Jill Ruben Hummel manages the company’s local commercial, group and individual businesses, including sales, account management, provider relations and contracting, underwriting and product delivery. She also is responsible for the development of Anthem’s long-term strategic direction and collaborates with elected officials, regulators, providers, employers and other key stakeholders to drive improvements in healthcare access, quality, experience, outcomes and affordability. 

Jill previously served as vice president of Payment Innovation for Anthem, Inc., the parent company of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In this position, she was accountable for developing provider payment and delivery models that reward and support improvements in health, while reducing unnecessary costs associated with today’s fragmented healthcare system. During this time, she led the design and implementation of the largest commercial pay-for-value program in the country. Her team also supported the design of Anthem’s complementary transparency programs, which make cost and quality information available to physicians and patients. 

Jill joined Anthem in 2007 as vice president of Provider Engagement and Contracting for Northeast Markets (New York, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Maine). In this capacity, she was responsible for management of the provider network, including implementation of innovative payment and healthcare delivery models with physicians and providers. 

Before joining Anthem, she worked for UnitedHealthcare in several capacities, including most recently as the Northeast Regional president for Network Management. She also served as VP for Hospital Network Management for UnitedHealth Networks and, prior to that, as chief operating officer of UnitedHealthcare of the Midwest, Inc. 

Jill currently chairs the Board of the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative, a nationally recognized organization dedicated to promoting high performing primary care as the foundation of an effective, efficient and equitable healthcare system. She also serves as co-chair of the Governor’s Prevention Partnership and as a board member of both the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and Qualidigm. She also is a member of the President’s Executive Council, a group of distinguished advisors who provide counsel to Paul Broadie II, President of Gateway Community College. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester and her law degree from Washington University.

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