Blue Shield of California has hired Edward Cymerys to be senior vice president and chief actuary.

Cymerys previously was senior vice president of pricing and underwriting at PacifiCare Health Systems Inc., Cypress, Calif., according to California Blue, San Francisco.

Cymerys has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Vermont. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the Financial Solvency Standards Board of the California Department of Managed Health Care.