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Anthem Blue Cross president leaves amid rate-hike criticism
San Jose Business Journal

Leslie Margolin, the president at Anthem Blue Cross, has left the company, officials at Anthem parent WellPoint Inc. announced Tuesday.

Mark Morgan, Anthem’s vice president of small group sales, will serve as acting president on an interim basis, effective immediately.

Margolin’s departure follows intense criticism of California’s largest for-profit insurer over planned rate hikes of up to 39 percent for many of its 800,000 individual policyholders.