Columbia, S.C. – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina announces the promotion of Terry Peace to head its small group and individual operations.
Peace moves from vice president in that unit to senior vice president of operations, overseeing claims processing, customer service, marketing and sales, membership enrollment and billing, and underwriting. She’s also responsible for the federal employee program, the state health plan, and a third-party administration subsidiary company.
Peace began her career as a nurse, working in surgical units at Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, S.C., and St. Francis hospital in Greenville, S.C. She joined BlueCross in 1992, implementing a program for the state health plan, and later moved to management positions with increasing responsibility in the company’s provider services area. In 2004, Peace was named vice president of small group (less than 50 members) and individual insurance operations, which is one of eight units comprising the overall BlueCross division.
“Terry has worked with cross-functional teams inside and outside the division. With her extensive knowledge of our product lines and the impact of the new health care reform law, she is uniquely qualified to lead the individual and small group operations in the coming years,” said BlueCross Division President Jim Deyling.
Peace holds an associate degree in nursing from the University of South Carolina Upstate and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia College. She serves on a number of external boards, including the Saluda Shoals Foundation and the March of Dimes in Columbia, and has led employee fundraising efforts for the United Way of the Midlands and the American Heart Association.
Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. The only South Carolina-owned and operated health insurance carrier, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina comprises more than 30 companies involved in health insurance services, U.S. DoD health program and Medicare contracts, other insurance and employee benefits services, and a philanthropic foundation that funds programs to improve health care and access to health care for South Carolinians.