In September 2011, Rebecca Pearce was appointed to the position of Executive Director of Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. Prior to her appointment, she served as the Director of Benefits Administration at Kaiser Permanente where she was responsible for negotiating and implementing benefit exceptions for major national companies throughout the Kaiser Permanente organization. She also helped to develop Kaiser Permanente’s national preventative benefit package as required by the Affordable Care Act. Prior to that, she managed the Medicare Advantage product nationally for Kaiser Permanente. She began her health care career in product development at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield in Owings Mills, Md. where she was responsible for the growth and viability of each product and/or segment of the market. As the director of the small group market, she worked with the Maryland Health Care Commission to modify the comprehensive standard health benefit plan benefits to stay within statutory requirements.
Pearce earned an bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the University of Maryland College Park. She resides in Baltimore County, Md.