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Denise Hughes
UPMC Health Plan


UPMC Health Plan Names Angela Perri as Vice President/Chief Medicare Officer

Perri’s population health and programmatic expertise to drive value-based care initiatives

Pittsburgh (Aug. 4, 2021) – UPMC Health Plan today announced that Angela Perri, MBA, will serve as Vice President and Chief Medicare Officer for UPMC’s Insurance Services Division. Perri’s new role will include responsibility for UPMC Health Plan’s Medicare Advantage plan, UPMC for Life, which serves the largest number of Medicare Advantage members in Western Pennsylvania.

“Angela is an ideal individual to lead our Medicare products and services,” said Diane Holder, President and CEO, UPMC Health Plan. “She brings more than 25 years of strategic, programmatic, and public health-oriented experience in determining the best ways to serve some of our most medically complex and vulnerable populations.”

Perri’s experience in managed health care includes product and program development to support Medicare STARs programs, eHealth, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), Medicare Advantage and Special Needs Plans (including dually eligible individuals), and commercial products in nearly all 50 states. Prior to joining UPMC Health Plan in 2018, Perri served in senior executive leadership roles for several Fortune 100 organizations, including several health care organizations.

This new position builds upon Perri’s current role at UPMC Health Plan as Vice President, Strategy Alignment Transformation, where she has directed development of advances such as innovation tools—including telehealth strategies—apps, and internal software critical to Health Plan operations.

“I’m honored to take on this new role at a time when affordable access to high-quality health care is especially important to our seniors,” said Perri. “As an individual who has spent a career focused on developing programs and tools to improve health care for the underserved, I am especially excited to continue these efforts with a strong, community-based insurer like UPMC Health Plan.”


About UPMC Insurance Services

Serving 4 million members, UPMC Insurance Services is owned and operated by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider and insurer based in Pittsburgh, Pa. UPMC Insurance Services includes commercial products from UPMC Health Plan for groups as well as individuals. Commercial products also include workers' compensation and employee assistance from nationally known Workpartners.® Government products include Medicare Advantage (UPMC for Life); special needs plans for those eligible for Medicare and Medical Assistance (UPMC for Life Complete Care and UPMC Community HealthChoices); Medical Assistance (UPMC for You); and Children's Health Insurance Program (UPMC for Kids). Community Care Behavioral Health, one of the nation's largest nonprofit managed care behavioral health organizations, offers a full range of services to Commercial and Medical Assistance members. For more information, visit upmchealthplan.com.