NU Online News Service, Nov. 27, 1:40 p.m. – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, Jacksonville, Fla., says William Flaherty, the chairman, will retire Jan. 1.
Michael Cascone Jr., the president and chief executive will Florida Blue, will succeed Flaherty as chairman, the company says.
Flaherty was elected chairman in September 1995. He served as president and chief executive of Florida Blue from 1979 until he retired in 1998.
Before joining Florida Blue, Flaherty served as president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Delaware, Wilmington, Del., from 1975 to 1979.
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Flaherty worked for Michigan Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Detroit, from 1961 to 1975.