by Stephani Simmons
September 6, 2017
Keynote Speaker Topics: Health Plan Operations, Drug Costs, Federal Policy
Matthew (Matt) Eyles is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national trade association representing the health insurance industry. At AHIP, he leads the Policy & Regulatory Affairs function, including the Government Programs (Medicare and Medicaid), State Policy, and Product Policy departments. 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).