The Society of Insurance Research (SIR) has formed a health advisory panel.

SIR, Indianapolis, has been conducting property-casualty insurance research studies for about 40 years.

The new panel will help SIR provide similar services for providers and users of health insurance research, SIR says.

The chair of the panel will be Richard Skyba of Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon, Portland, Ore. , and another member is Jodi Portnoy of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Chicago.

The other panel members are mostly representatives from nonprofit Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.

- Allison Bell

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