BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has selected Jeff Hocking as senior vice president and chief actuary.
In this new role, Mr. Hocking will be responsible for oversight, strategic leadership, and analytical best practices for all actuarial functions supporting all lines of business at BlueCross. He will also provide strategic counsel and analysis for decision support related to pricing and rate negotiations, claims reserves, forecasting and other budgeting and reporting needs.
Mr. Hocking joined BlueCross in 1999 as an actuarial assistant and has held several leadership roles throughout his 18 years with the company.
Most recently, Mr. Hocking served as vice president of commercial pricing and analytics, where he led commercial market pricing, forecasting and financial analysis efforts.
“As a leader, Jeff has consistently demonstrated his expertise and ability to work for and across all areas of the company,” said John Giblin, executive vice president and chief financial officer at BlueCross. “His skills and experience have strengthened our organization in ways that enable us to more fully achieve our mission of providing peace of mind for our members.”
Mr. Hocking earned a Bachelor of Science in actuarial studies from Southern Adventist University. He has been a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and an associate in the Society of Actuaries since May 2007.