Lerer named president of Florida Blue

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The state's largest insurer has a new president. Florida Blue announced this week that Dr. René Lerer has been appointed president.

Lerer's duties also carry over as president of the GuideWell group. He will report to CEO Pat Geraghty.

Lerer was previously the chairman and CEO of Magellan Health Services. Magellan is a leading national health care management organization or HMO. Earlier in his career he co-founded Internet HealthCare Group, a health care technology venture fund.

He holds a medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is board-certified in internal medicine.

He will start on May 1.

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