President, Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc.
Regional Health Plan Officer, Health Net, Inc.
Chris Ellertson is president of Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, Inc., a subsidiary of Health Net, Inc. He assumed this role in October 2007, after serving as the Regional Health Plan Officer for Health Net Health Plan of Oregon. He provides strategic direction and overall leadership for the company. Mr. Ellertson also holds the title of Regional Health Plan Officer for Health Net, Inc. and is responsible for the health care services delivered in Oregon, Washington and Northern California. Mr. Ellertson also has served as director of Strategic Business Development and vice president of Network Management and Business Strategy during his tenure at Health Net.
Prior to joining Health Net in 2002, Mr. Ellertson served as chief operating officer for United Health Network, a division of Adventist Medical Center, where he was responsible for contracting and managed care functions. He has more than 22 years of managed health care industry experience.
Mr. Ellertson holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Oregon State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Portland. He is active in the Oregon Health Care Quality Corporation, the Oregon Medical Insurance Pool Board and the Oregon Health Leadership Council.
Health Net, Inc. is a publicly traded managed care organization that delivers managed health care services through health plans and government-sponsored managed care plans. The company is currently ranked #216 on the 2015 Fortune 500 list of corporations. Health Net's mission is to help people be healthy, secure and comfortable. The company provides and administers health benefits to approximately 6.1 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid and dual eligible programs, as well as programs with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, and managed health care products related to prescription drugs.