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America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) has elected Matt Eyles as its new president and CEO. He will succeed Marilyn Tavenner, who is retiring in June.
AHIP is the national trade association representing the health insurance industry.
Eyles has led AHIP’s policy work as executive vice president since 2015 and was promoted to chief operating officer in 2017. He has worked closely on a range of essential issues and initiatives, including health care reform in Washington and fighting to lower prescription drug prices, and strengthening employer-provided coverage and long-range strategic planning.
Matt joined AHIP from Avalere Health, where he was executive vice president with responsibility for the health plans and providers business, strategic communications business, and health reform team. Previously, he was corporate vice president, public affairs & policy at Coventry Health Care (now Aetna). He led Coventry’s public policy, government affairs, and corporate communications functions and was a key advisor to the board of directors on all matters related to health reform.
“Matt is one of the most experienced leaders in Washington,” said Tavenner. “We have partnered together on real solutions that allow health insurance providers to better serve the millions of Americans they work for every day. We worked closely with the Board to plan an effective transition to ensure that under Matt’s leadership, AHIP will continue to be the industry leader for years to come.”
Bernard Tyson, AHIP board chair and chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, commented: “Marilyn’s track record of service and success is a model for every leader. She has delivered real results for AHIP and our industry in a time of extraordinary change and uncertainty. Matt will build on our shared success – and the AHIP Board is confident in him, his team, and his leadership.”
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