Health and Safety

Meet Tom Canty

Tom will be hosting this column to share unbiased health insurance industry news.  Tom is the Vice President & General Manager for Labor, Government and Special Accounts at Empire BlueCross BlueShield.  As labor, state and local government segment veteran, Tom is no stranger to organizations like yours. We took a few minutes to ask Tom some questions…

Q.  Tell us a little about your current role?
A.  I’ve been leading Empire’s Labor, Government and Special Accounts division for nearly 10 years.  Supported by an experienced team, I provide medical and ancillary insurance products for NY’s unions, municipalities, government and hospital groups.

Q.  And what were you doing prior to joining Empire?
A.  My past roles include being the Executive Director of the New York State Workers Compensation Board and an Administrative Law Judge with the New York State Employment Relations Board. Before serving in State Government, I practiced with the law firm of Colloran, O’Hara and Mills, where my focus was representing unions.

Q.  Anything in closing?
A.  This segment is very near and dear to me and I look forward to contributing to Labor Press.

June 22, 2010

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