The president of Anthem Blue Cross of California, Leslie Margolin, has left the company, effective July 19.
Margolin's resignation comes amid turbulent times for WellPoint subsidiary. Anthem Blue Cross attempted to raise rates for 800,000 individual policyholders this spring by up to 39%, causing a public outcry and Congressional hearings. That rate filing was withdrawn in April after an independent actuary found mathematical errors. The Woodland Hills, Calif.-based insurer has since submitted smaller rate increases to the state insurance department, with an actuarial report expected in August.