The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association is an association of 36 independent, locally operated Blue Cross and/or Blue Shield companies.
President and CEO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Andrew Dreyfus is president and chief executive officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Serving nearly 3 million members, BCBSMA is one of the largest independent, not-for-profit Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the country. As CEO, Dreyfus leads the company's effort to make quality health care affordable.
Prior to being named CEO in September 2010, Dreyfus served as BCBSMA's executive vice president of health care services. In that position, he led the company's collaborative efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care in Massachusetts, including the development of BCBSMA's Alternative Quality Contract, an innovative model which is currently one of the largest commercial payment reform initiatives in the nation.
Dreyfus previously served as the first president of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, which works to expand access to health care for Massachusetts residents. During his tenure, the Foundation launched a series of policy initiatives, including the "Roadmap to Coverage," that contributed to the successful passage of the state's landmark 2006 Health Reform Law.
Dreyfus is chairman of the board of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, and also serves on the boards of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM), Jobs for Massachusetts, and the Boston University School of Public Health Dean's Advisory Board and the Ariadne Labs Advisory Board.
Dreyfus previously served as executive vice president of the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), and held a number of senior positions in Massachusetts state government, including undersecretary of consumer affairs and business regulation.