WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After a thorough search and thoughtful succession planning process, the AHIP Board of Directors voted unanimously in yesterday’s meeting to appoint Matt Eyles AHIP’s new president and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the largest and most effective advocacy group for health insurance providers in the country. Matt will succeed Marilyn Tavenner, who is retiring, effective June 1st.
Matt 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 with Tavenner, the Board, and AHIP members on a range of essential issues and initiatives. From health care reform in Washington and fighting to lower prescription drug prices, to strengthening employer-provided coverage and long-range strategic planning, Eyles has been an effective advocate for insurance providers and a trusted partner to policymakers. He will continue to lead the vision and mission established under Tavenner’s leadership. More details on his extensive background can be found here.
“It is an honor to represent insurance providers and the members they serve,” said Matt Eyles. “We will continue to focus on solutions that deliver more affordable choices and higher quality for every American. It’s also an honor to have worked with and learned from Marilyn. For more than 40 years, she has driven important changes that have directly improved the lives of patients, consumers, and hardworking taxpayers.”
“Matt is one of the most experienced leaders in Washington,” said Marilyn 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.”
“Marilyn’s track record of service and success is a model for every leader,” said Bernard J. Tyson, AHIP Board Chair and Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. “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.”
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance community. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits to millions of Americans through employer-provided coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for solutions that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality, and innovation. Visit www.ahip.org for more information.