Global Conference 2010
President and CEO, Health Net Inc.
Jay Gellert is President and CEO of Health Net Inc., one of the nation′s largest publicly traded managed health-care companies. Its health plans and government contracts subsidiaries provide health benefits to more than 6 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE and Veterans Affairs programs. Gellert joined the company in 1996 as president and chief operating officer of one of Health Net′s predecessor companies, Health Systems International Inc. He previously directed Shattuck Hammond Partners Inc.′s strategic advisory engagements in integrated delivery systems development, managed care network formation and physician groups practice integration. From 1988 to 1991, Gellert was president and CEO of Bay Pacific Health Corp., a Northern California HMO. He serves on several boards, including America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and Ventas Inc. He was appointed chairman of AHIP in June 2008. In addition, Gellert holds a bachelor′s degree from Stanford University.