Delta Dental names Joe Ruiz vice president of state government programs

November 21, 2013

Delta Dental of California announced the hiring of Joe Ruiz as vice president of its state government programs division.

Ruiz will be responsible for the general management of state government programs for Delta Dental of California and its affiliated companies, whose service area spans 15 states plus the District of Columbia.

He brings with him more than 25 years of health insurance experience, including numerous executive-level positions as well as president of his own consulting firm. Most recently, Ruiz served as vice president and general manager of group business for Anthem Blue Cross. He received both his undergraduate degree and MBA in finance from California Lutheran University.

Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental Insurance Company, Delta Dental of New York and Delta Dental of Pennsylvania are part of a group of companies under common management that provide dental benefits to 26 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 66 million people nationwide.

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