Executives

  • Jim Grazk Jim Grazko, President, Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska

    Jim Grazko is President of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska & SVP of Underwriting. Jim has responsibility for establishing and achieving long- and short-range operational, membership and financial goals for Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska. In his underwriting role Jim works with the business to achieve membership and financial objectives, providing pricing and underwriting support for all products lines. He also oversees production of group, member and provider contracts. Jim participates as a member of the Washington State Health Insurance Pool (WSHIP) Board of Directors where he chairs the Grievance Committee.

    Prior to joining Premera, Jim served as Director of Underwriting for Health Net, where he ran underwriting for their western region. Jim also worked as a consultant with Ernst & Young in the firm’s Actuarial, Benefits and Compensation practice.

    Jim graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio with a BS in Mathematics. He also holds a Masters degree in Health Services Administration from George Washington University in Washington, DC.


    Lynn Rust HendersonLynn Rust Henderson, Vice President, Sales & Service, Alaska Market

    As the vice president of Sales & Service and market head of Sales for Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, Lynn Rust Henderson is accountable for all sales and service functions for Premera’s group employee benefit division. Further responsibilities include development and definition of channel distribution and product development strategies. Additionally, Lynn leads the strategy and execution of Premera’s worksite well-being solutions for the Alaska market. She currently lives in Anchorage and serves on the boards for the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation and American Heart Association.

    Prior to joining Premera, Lynn served as vice president of sales and service of employee benefits with Aetna in Michigan. Also while in Michigan, she held positions of senior leadership in sales and product development with University of Michigan’s MCARE. Lynn has significant experience working with large national employers from manufacturing, Detroit’s Big Three auto companies, and large banking institutions.

    Lynn has a B.A. degree from the Ohio State University. She is also a graduate of the Leadership Development Program at the Healthcare Leadership Institute at the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School.