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Jean Kranz Named Director of W.Va. CHIP


Governor Jim Justice has announced the appointment of a new director for the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Justice announced in a press release Wednesday Jean Kranz is taking over the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.

The program insures around 32 thousand children whose families make too much to qualify for Medicaid and have no other source for health insurance.

According to the release, Kranz has been in the healthcare industry for 25 years. She’s served as the West Virginia Family Health Plan’s director of Medicaid operations and worked with the West Virginia Health Improvement Institute, and Highmark Health Services.

Kranz will assume her role as director on July 1st of this year, replacing former director Stacy Shamblin.