Andrew Dreyfus is President and Chief Executive Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, one of the largest independent, not-for-profit Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the country. Founded by a group of civic leaders in 1937, BCBSMA now provides coverage to nearly 3 million members. Consistently recognized for standards of service excellence that are among the highest in the nation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is the choice for health care consumers seeking reliable and high quality health care coverage.
Prior to being named CEO in September 2010, Andrew served as Executive Vice President of Health Care Services for Blue Cross, where he was responsible for the company's health and wellness, performance measurement and improvement, and provider contracting divisions. He also led the company's collaborative efforts to improve the quality and safety of health care in Massachusetts. As part of that work, Andrew served on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' Special Commission on the Health Care Payment System, a ten-member panel that recommended sweeping changes to the state's health care payment system.
Andrew 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 awarded nearly $17 million in grants to community organizations and launched a series of policy initiatives, including the "Roadmap to Coverage", which contributed to the successful passage of the state's landmark 2006 Health Reform Law.
Andrew serves on the board of the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, the Harvard Risk Management Foundation, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, and the Board of Advisors for the Brigham & Women's Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health.
Andrew's previous professional experience includes serving as Executive Vice President of the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) where he led the development of nationally recognized initiatives to expand access to coverage, and improve quality and patient safety. He also served as the Massachusetts Undersecretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, and as Director of Operations and Director of Communications in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services.