Geralyn Trujillo, Director of the Office of Public Policy at Independence Blue Cross

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Geralyn Trujillo is the Director of the Office of Public Policy at Independence Blue Cross.  As the Director, she provides leadership, program development and management for all public policy initiatives. Responsible for an integrated and disciplined approach to public policy matters that aligns with the company’s strategic and corporate goals and objectives, she leads a team of five to provide direction on federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives that impacts IBC and its customers.  Other duties include overseeing the development of policy positions and supporting documentation related to key issues, researching and evaluating emerging issues, and working closely with our in-house subject matter experts to ensure our policy positions accurately reflect and support current and future processes and programs.

Previously, she was an Executive Director, Product Policy for America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) in Washington, DC.  In this capacity, she was responsible for advocating on behalf of AHIP's Medigap and Supplemental Insurance member plans.  One of her primary responsibilities was to serve as a representative of AHIP before the NAIC on Medicare Supplement and supplemental insurance issues.  Prior to that role, she was the Regional Director for the MidAtlantic/Mideast Region for AHIP's State Affairs team.  In that role, she worked closely with ten states as the primary lead for legislative and regulatory activity within the region.  She also served as the primary point of contact with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).  Formerly a Senior Legislative Representative on AARP’s Government Affairs State Health & Family Team, she has nearly fifteen years’ worth of state health policy experience, handling a portfolio that has included pharmacy, state insurance, and long-term care issues.  At AARP, she focused on state health and family issues, with an emphasis on private insurance, ACA implementation, pharmaceuticals, and long-term care.  Prior to AARP, Geralyn was the Director of State Government Affairs for the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).  She also worked for the American Academy of Actuaries, as the Senior Health Policy Analyst for State Issues.

Geralyn earned her masters of public policy from the American University in Washington, D.C. She earned her undergraduate degree in business administration and management from Virginia Commonwealth University.