Health insurer Anthem adds a half dozen formerApple employees

According to CNBC health insurer Anthem has added half dozen current or former Apple employees in recent months with the goal of improving its digital offerings.

Pictured is Anthem’s headquarters in Indianapolis.

Pictured is Anthem’s headquarters in Indianapolis.

The article says Anthem has hired Warris Bokhari from Apple Health, as well as Toni Trujillo Vian (a 24-year Apple vet), and senior machine learning researcher Stefanos Giampanis, according to LinkedIn and two people familiar with the matter. The health insurer also hired Ted Goldstein, a former Apple vice president from 2002 to 2007, to run its AI and health data efforts, about six months ago, and some lower-level folks like Berick Bacani, a former Apple operations specialist, as a UX designer on the digital team.

Anthem is a provider of health insurance in the United States. It the largest for-profit managed health care company in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. As of 2018, the company had approximately 40 million members.