Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut has appointed Christine Higgins as new vice president of underwriting.

Higgins joined Anthem in 1992. Over the past 19 years, she held a variety of increasingly responsible positions within the health benefits analysis, and major and commercial accounts underwriting, and sales departments.

Most recently, she served as director of sales for Anthem’s public sector sales teams, where she was accountable for managing a team of 16 professional sales executives to deliver distinctive service and achieve membership goals.

Higgins also served as chair for the municipal advisory council ensuring that sales strategies, products and marketing strategies aligned with public sector marketplace demands.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield president David Fusco said that Christine has a proven record of building strong teams and delivering results.

"I am excited to see Christine move into this important role and I am confident that she will serve as a strong leader in this extremely dynamic healthcare environment," Fusco said.