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Thursday, May 10, 2007
Connector board member resigns
By Alice Dembner, Globe staff
Bruce Butler has resigned from the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector board.
Governor Deval Patrick will appoint a replacement to the board that is overseeing implementation of the new mandatory health insurance law.
Butler, a former chief actuary for Blue Cross Blue Shield, filled the board seat designated for an actuary. He resigned effective last week, board chairwoman Leslie Kirwan announced today at the monthly board meeting, because the "duties of the board were conflicting with his professional life."
Earlier this year, Butler curtailed some consulting work to avoid a conflict of the interest with the connector. In his resignation letter, he wrote, "I am not able to pursue my independent consulting business adequately while serving on the board."