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Pam Ke­haly was named pres­i­dent and gen­eral man­ager of An­them Blue Cross of Cal­i­for­nia, ef­fec­tive Aug. 30. Ke­haly re­places Leslie Mar­golin, who left the Wel­lPoint sub­sidiary on July 19 af­ter two years on the job to join a new Cal­i­for­nia-based health­care coali­tion. Ke­haly had been pres­i­dent of na­tional ac­counts at Aetna and led Aetna’s west re­gional na­tional ac­counts di­vi­sion. Be­fore that, she worked in sales and op­er­a­tions for Wel­lPoint in Cal­i­for­nia. Her age was not avail­able. Mar­golin’s res­ig­na­tion in July had come af­ter An­them Blue Cross at­tempted to raise rates for 800,000 in­di­vid­ual pol­i­cy­hold­ers this spring by up to 39%, caus­ing a pub­lic out­cry and con­gres­sional hear­ings. The Wood­land Hills, Calif.-based in­surer later sub­mit­ted smaller rate in­creases to the state in­surance depart­ment.

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