Delta Dental promotes Joe Ruiz to group VP of government programs

September 1, 2016

San Francisco — Delta Dental of California and its affiliates today announced the promotion of Joe Ruiz to group vice president of government programs.

Since 2013, Ruiz has served as vice president of state government programs for Delta Dental of California and affiliates. He is now responsible for the general management of both the company’s state government and federal government programs, which cover nearly 15.5 million people.

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

About Delta Dental of California
Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, along with their affiliated companies, together provide dental benefits to 34.5 million people in 15 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. All are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, whose member companies collectively cover more than 73 million people nationwide.

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