CBA Blue is a third – party administrator and wholly owned subsidiary of BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont.
Through the years, CBA Blue has maintained an excellent reputation in the marketplace and is known for its unparalleled dedication to customer service. With our in-house full service TPA, CBA Blue is a one stop shop for all your healthcare and benefit
William J. Meehan – President
joined CBA Blue with more than 25 years of employee benefit and healthcare
innovation experience, including ten years with high-growth private equity and
venture capital-backed healthcare innovation companies specializing in member
engagement, digital Medicare distribution, and virtual care. Earlier in his
career, Mr. Meehan worked in employee benefits, spending eight years with Cigna
in the Middle Market segment, and eight years with Aetna National
was raised in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and graduated from Providence
College in Providence, R.I. with B.S. in Political Science. Bill currently
lives in Massachusetts with his wife and twin sons.
Matt Ferguson – EVP and Chief Operating
holding a variety of positions within the organization since 1997 (Customer
Service Supervisor, Claims Manager, Director of Implementation/Product
Development, and VP of Core Services and Strategy), Matt currently serves as
the company’s EVP and Chief Operating Officer. Possessing a solid understanding
of the environment in which TPAs operate, as well as the structure and
functions of the competitive health insurance landscape, he plays a key role in
the development of the firm’s organizational efficiency and strategic planning
holds an undergraduate certificate in Management, a Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration w/conc. Organizational Leadership (Summa Cum
Laude) from Southern New Hampshire University, and an Executive miniMBA™ from
Jim Brown – EVP and Chief Revenue Officer
brings over 30 years of healthcare technology experience to CBA Blue. He
successfully transforms strategies into solutions and services that drive
customer loyalty and top-line growth. At CBA Blue he has responsibility
for all of Sales, Client Services, and Client Onboarding. Previously, he was
Vice President of Technology Sales at AMN Healthcare where had responsibility
for sales for the Language Services division as well as a Division Leader for
the Physician Credentialing solution.
held several other Sales leadership positions with other healthcare technology
companies and had responsibility for the largest clients. Early in his
career, he had technology and corporate planning leadership roles with Blue
Cross Blue Shield of Mass. and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.
received a BA from Stonehill College and an MBA with a concentration in
Strategic Planning from Suffolk University. He enjoys spending time
golfing, skiing, reading, and with his family.
Dustin Eggers - EVP and Chief Strategy
Dustin joined CBA Blue with 15+ years of healthcare experience
where impacting cost, quality, and consumer experience has become his
career-long passion. He has held a diverse set of positions, most
recently on the executive leadership team of a venture capital backed
digital/virtual health organization. Prior to that he was a P&L owner
of a high-growth healthcare software entity in the private equity space that
was later acquired by a public traded healthcare analytics company. Dustin
began his career at a boutique management consulting firm focused on
go-to-market strategy, an experience that afforded him the opportunity to work
within the walls of 40+ health plans over the course of a decade.
He holds a BA in Business from the University of Arizona, an MBA
from DePaul University, and has also completed executive education at
MIT. Dustin was born and raised in Chicago and now lives in Kansas City,
where he enjoys spending time with his wife, Erin, and daughter, Madelyn.
Jessica Hier – SVP Finance
a background in healthcare, technology, and accounting, Jessica joined CBA Blue
in 2010 as a Staff Accountant. She quickly excelled through the ranks,
assisting with new projects focused on efficiency and helping to lead the
financial team. She was promoted to Manager of Financial Operations in 2012,
Director of Financial Operations in January 2018, earned her MBA from Champlain
College in March 2018, and was promoted to Assistant Vice President and
Controller in January 2022, and then to Vice President Controller in September
currently lives in Colchester, Vermont with her husband and two children where
she enjoys getting out on the lake.
Rob Stokes – SVP Organizational Efficiency
started working at Cobalt Benefits in 1999 and rejoined the company in 2021
after working for several years in the broker and carrier community within
Vermont. He has extensive experience in many different departments within
Cobalt Benefits, providing him with an excellent overview of the entire
company. Using this experience, Rob provides a unique consultative look within
the organization to help improve efficiencies and provide opportunities for
innovation. Rob’s passion for delivering efficient and controlled solutions for
employees and clients continues to make Cobalt a leader in the industry.
Rob was born in Burlington, VT, and has never left. He attended
Champlain College, where he earned a BS in Accounting and an AS in Business
Management and currently lives in an empty nest in Williston, VT, with his wife
Tracey and dog, Pearce.
Chris Cassino – VP of Information Technology
joined CBA Blue in 2019 as IT Manager of Infrastructure and Security bringing a
20 year background in healthcare IT operations, systems, networking, strategic
planning, process improvement, leadership, and security.
holds an Executive miniMBA™ from Bentley University and was promoted to Vice
President of IT Chief Information Security Officer in early 2021.
his spare time, Chris enjoys relaxing with his family, vintage automobiles, and
Brenda Cubit – Senior Claims Director
to employment with CBA Blue, Brenda worked as a Medical Office Assistant,
holding an Associate of Science Degree in that field.
Brenda joined BBA in October 1998 as a Claims Examiner. After mastering that
task, Brenda was promoted to Claims Auditor at which time, she then attended a
“Coding Training Bootcamp” where upon successful completion of the exam, became
a Certified Professional Coder.
As CBA Blue expanded, Brenda was tasked with training new employees and
implemented a training program as the company’s Training Coordinator.
From there, Brenda was promoted to Claims Supervisor and eventually Claims
After a short leave, Brenda returned to CBA Blue and continued working on
multiple operational projects and moved into the position of Project Manager.
Continuing to be heavily involved in implementation and operational projects,
Brenda quickly became a resource for all departments. As CBA Blue grew
further, Brenda was promoted to Director of Claims and Customer Service. Most
recently, Brenda has been promoted to Senior Claims Director.