by Stephani Simmons
September 6, 2017
Keynote Speaker Topics: Health Plan Operations, Drug Costs, Federal Policy
Matthew (Matt) Eyles is incoming President and Chief Executive Officer at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. 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 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.
Matt joined AHIP from Avalere Health, a strategic healthcare advisory services firm based in Washington, D.C., where he was Executive VP with responsibility for the health plans and providers business, strategic communications business, and health reform team.
Previously, Matt was Corporate Vice President, Public Affairs & Policy at Coventry Health Care, Inc. (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.
Prior to joining Coventry, Matt was Vice President, Corporate Public Policy at Wyeth (now Pfizer) and led its public policy office for the pharmaceutical, consumer health, and animal health divisions in the U.S. and worldwide. In addition, Matt has worked at Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis and began his career on Capitol Hill at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Matt has undergraduate degrees from The George Washington University in Political Science and History and a graduate degree in Public Policy from the University of Rochester (NY).