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Cain A. Hayes

by Jasmine Batchelor

February 5, 2019

President and Chief Executive Officer,
Gateway Health

Cain Hayes is president & CEO of Gateway Health. Having joined the organization in late 2018, Mr. Hayes leads the strategy and day to day operations of one of the nation’s leading managed care organizations that serves over 500,000 Medicaid and Medicare members.

Previously, Mr. Hayes served as president and COO of the Health Business for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota with full operating and financial responsibility for the company’s
commercial markets, government markets, provider relations, network management, care management, clinical innovation, pharmacy, service operations, and marketing.

Mr. Hayes was also president of Aetna’s national accounts division, where he had full financial and operating responsibility for the $9.1 billion business.

Prior to Aetna, Mr. Hayes held a number of executive leadership positions at Nationwide and Principal Financial Group.

Mr. Hayes supports numerous community initiatives and serves on the board of directors of Drake University and the Association for Community Affiliated Health Plans (ACAP).

Mr. Hayes holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Drake University, and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Webster University. In addition, he earned the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.