BlueCross Names Hocking SVP and Chief Actuary

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has selected Jeff Hocking as senior vice president and chief actuary.

He will also provide strategic counsel and analysis for decision support related to pricing and rate negotiations, claims reserves, forecasting and other budgeting and reporting needs.

Hocking joined BlueCross in 1999 as an actuarial assistant and has held several leadership roles throughout his 18 years with the company.

Most recently, Hocking served as vice president of commercial pricing and analytics, where he led commercial market pricing, forecasting and financial analysis efforts for the company.

“As a leader, Jeff has consistently demonstrated his expertise and ability to work for and across all areas of the company,” said John Giblin, executive vice president and chief financial officer at BlueCross. “His skills and experience have strengthened our organization in ways that enable us to more fully achieve our mission of providing peace of mind for our members.”

Hocking earned a Bachelor of Science in actuarial studies from Southern Adventist University. He has been a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and an associate in the Society of Actuaries since May 2007.

About BlueCross®

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee’s mission is to provide peace of mind through better health. Founded in 1945, the Chattanooga-based company is focused on serving more than 3.4 million members in Tennessee and across the country. BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Inc. is an independent licensee of the BlueCross BlueShield Association. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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