President, Health Net Health Plan of Oregon, 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 of Oregon. He provides strategic direction and overall leadership for the company. 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 15 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 and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
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 #236 on the 2013 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 5.4 million individuals across the country through group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as “Part D”), Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Through its subsidiaries, Health Net also offers behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs, managed health care products related to prescription drugs, managed health care product coordination for multi-region employers, and administrative services for medical groups and self-funded benefits programs.