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, Andrew leads the company’s effort to make quality health care affordable and deliver an exceptional member experience. Under his leadership, BCBSMA earned the highest ratings that a health plan can achieve for overall member satisfaction and quality in both Blue Cross’s commercial and Medicare business.
Prior to being named CEO in September 2010, Andrew 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, one of the largest commercial payment reform initiatives in the nation.
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 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.
Before joining Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Andrew was 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 and Director of Communications and Operations in the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.
Andrew chairs the board of the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM), and serves on the boards of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Jobs for Massachusetts, the New England Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and the advisory board of Ariadne Labs, a joint center between Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Andrew is a founding member of the Massachusetts Coalition for Serious Illness Care and a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Quality Care for People with Serious Illness. Andrew is a trusted leader and advisor on critical health policy issues including: health care reform, the opioid epidemic, and serious illness care. He has given presentations at the National Governor’s Association, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Business School, and at the Commonwealth Fund.
Mr. Dreyfus is a graduate of Connecticut College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.