BlueCross Selects Gardner As Director Of Small Group Account Management

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Honey Gardner
Honey Gardner

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has promoted Honey Gardner to a new role as director of small group account management.

Nashville-based Ms. Gardner has led account management operations for the company’s small group business for the past two years. She oversees a team of account executives responsible for renewing BlueCross coverage with thousands of group customers throughout the state.

“Honey has in-depth understanding of the needs of our customers in the small group market,” said John Maki, vice president of sales and account management for BlueCross.

“Her awareness has been instrumental to her team’s ability to effectively deliver value to Tennessee-based employers we serve.”

Under Ms. Gardner’s leadership, the small group account executive team received Region of the Year awards in 2016 and 2017.

A long-time BlueCross employee, Ms/ Gardner brings two decades of company experience to her new role as director. Prior to serving as manager of small group accounts, she was an account executive for the small and intermediate accounts. She also spent time in the company’s claims and membership divisions early in her career.  

Ms. Gardner is pursuing an associate’s degree in management from Motlow State Community College, where she is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Enrollment Period Announced For Monthly Payment Program For Bradley County Property Taxes

Bradley County Trustee Mike Smith has announced the enrollment periods for the 12-month payment program for property taxes. The program for the 2019 property taxes will have the first payment due on March 15, 2019. Enrollment for the monthly payment program is currently open through Dec 7. An additional enrollment period will be from Jan. 3, 2019, through Feb. 8, 2019. ... (click for more)

Tennessee September Revenues Exceeded Budgeted Estimates

Tennessee revenues exceeded budgeted estimates for September. Finance and Administration Commissioner Larry Martin Thursday reported that overall September revenues were $1.4 billion, which is $63.4 million more than September of last year and $53.3 million more than the budgeted estimate. The growth rate for September was 4.66 percent. "September sales tax receipts continue ... (click for more)

Charles Pipkens, Lajeromeney Brown Arrested In Series Of Violent Home Invasions In Which Robbers Posed As Police

Chattanooga Police have arrested Charles Dijon Pipkens and Lajeromeney Brown in connection with a series of violent home invasions in which the suspects told their victims they were Chattanooga Police officers.. Pipkens, 27, was charged in an Aug. 11 case and Brown, 40, in an incident on Sept. 19. Pipkens, of 434 N. Hickory St., is charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping, ... (click for more)

Fairyland PTO Says It Can't Get Help From Walker County Schools And Board For Cafeteria Woes

Officials of the Fairyland Elementary School PTO said in recent months, the Fairyland Elementary School cafeteria "has effectively been shut down due to equipment (which broke in June) and consequent staffing issues." The group said, "As it stands now, all food is 'satellited' in from Ridgeland High School to Fairyland Elementary School for all meals including breakfast, lunch ... (click for more)

Drink Up, Chattanooga

I attended the meeting to discuss the placement of the sewage treatment plant at the Cambridge Center in Ooltewah today. My problem with the meeting (aka) dog and pony show, is that the meeting started out with the agenda of the Ooltewah Community Council.  After living in this area for 45+ years I have never heard of this group.  I would like for someone to answer ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The Saturday Funnies

The reviews are good after we initiated “The Funny Video of the Week” but today let me take the liberty of sharing an oldie that I consider the funniest of all time. Please be aware the principals are speaking Polish, which you also need to know makes not a bit of difference. I have watched “The Polish Spoon Trick” at least 50 times because every time I watch the video it makes ... (click for more)