Regence BlueShield welcomes Ryan Benoit as senior business development executive for large groups. Benoit joins Courtney Laughery managing new business opportunities among fully insured and self-funded employers with 100 to 2,500 employees.

Benoit brings a decade of experience in both sales and client management in the Washington market.  His most recent role was with Cigna, growing new business for employers with 51 to 500 employees.

 “Ryan’s deep relationships and proven success in Washington will serve our state’s large employers well,” said Claire Verity, president of Regence BlueShield. “He will help us deliver our innovative health care solutions to Washington’s leading companies in the 100-plus market segment."

Ryan is a Bellevue native who lives in Seattle with his wife and three children. He holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Arizona.

“Regence brings such value to employers, and I look forward to partnering closely with both brokers and clients to ensure they are receiving affordable, accessible health care that meets their unique needs,” Benoit said.

About Regence BlueShield

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