David Naramore joins Health Partners Plans

David Naramore, a leader in the managed care industry, joined Health Partners Plans (HPP) as vice president and chief actuary, reporting to Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer Eric Huss.

Naramore oversees the alignment of actuarial services with financial functions to ensure the best possible business intelligence in communications with executive leadership, owner hospitals and regulators. Naramore leads the timely and accurate filing of all actuarial deliverables to federal regulators and both internal and external auditors and customers. In addition, Naramore provides insights and recommendations to HPP executives in support of decisions related to strategic direction.

Naramore brings more than 24 years of actuarial and leadership experience to HPP. Prior to joining HPP, he served as vice president and chief actuary at Independent Health in Buffalo, N.Y., where he created and led an efficient, high-functioning team, reducing costs by hundreds of thousands of dollars in the process.

Tanya Roberts-Graham named to PathWays PA board

Tanya Roberts-Graham, director of Corporate Compensation at Independence Blue Cross, was appointed to the board of directors for the nonprofit organization PathWays PA.

Roberts-Graham, a Brookhaven resident, has a long history of working with organizations in the community. She is currently working with the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program and from 1992-2015 she was the national youth coordinator for the National Baptist Deacon’s Convention of America, Inc. Roberts-Graham earned a master’s of science degree from Temple University and a bachelor’s of science degree from Cheney University.

As she joins the PathWays PA board, Roberts-Graham will bring 30-plus years’ experience as a human resources executive. In her current position at Independence Blue Cross, Roberts-Graham is responsible for the design, implementation and administration of competitive and innovative compensation and incentive programs.

Comcast, Amazon announce partnership

Comcast and Amazon announced an agreement to launch Prime Video on Comcast’s Xfinity X1, giving Xfinity TV customers access to thousands of additional premium shows and movies over the internet and marking the first time Amazon Prime Video content would be integrated on an MVPD platform in the US.

Xfinity TV customers will be able to enjoy exclusive and award-winning Prime Originals like “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Goliath,” as well as live events and TV, titles available to rent or buy, or to watch with a Prime Video Channels subscription. Customers can search Prime Video content using Comcast’s award-winning X1 voice remote, as well as enjoy shows and movies available in 4K Ultra HD and HDR.

The Amazon Prime Video app is expected to launch on X1 later this year.

Application process open for PCF’s art and cultural grants

The Philadelphia Cultural Fund’s 2019 Art & Culture Grant guidelines and applications are now available.

The Cultural Fund promotes arts and culture as engines of social, educational and economic development in the Philadelphia region. The fund anticipates providing grants to more than 300 Philadelphia nonprofit organizations, totaling $2.66 million in the spring of 2019.

Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to apply for grants. Application info sessions will be held in August and September. Sessions will be announced via the nonprofit organization’s website, Facebook @philadelphiaculturalfund and Twitter @PhilaCulturFund

— Compiled by Ayana Jones

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